Children and Young People
There is a wide range of leisure activities and counselling services available for children and young people in Freiburg. You can find out about the wide range of services on the Internet, for example, where to find centres for children and youth centres.
For children: www.freiburg.de/kinder
For young people: www.freiburg.de/jugend
Children and young people have a say - in their neighbourhood, in their youth centre and in their school. They can and should get involved. More information is available on the Internet at
Information for refugees
The following information is intended for refugees without recognition as asylum-seekers or as refugees (people before the start of the asylum procedure, in the middle of the asylum procedure or people whose deportation has been suspended). Refugees who have been recognized as asylum seekers or refugees can find the information relevant to them on the remaining pages of the guide, which is intended for all migrants.
Children and young people under 18 who have come to Germany without their parents or other accompanying adults can find a lot of important information under the following link. There is a "Guide for Unaccompanied Minor Refugees" in different languages:
The first contact for refugees under the age of 18 who have come to Freiburg on their own is the Office for Children, Youth and Family.
Office for Children, Youth and Family
This is the first contact for refugees under the age of 18 who have come to Germany on their own
Services: Referral of the young refugees to the responsible contact person in the Social Service Centre
Another important contact is the Youth Immigration Service, which is there to answer the questions of refugees between the ages of 12 and 26.
Immigration Counselling Center Youth Immigration Service (Jugendmigrationsdienst, JMD)
Counselling Centre and services for young
immigrants aged 12 - 26
Counselling for refugees aged 12 to 27 (persons with exceptional leave to remain, asylum seekers and unaccompanied and accompanied minors)
- Consultation /individual support:
- language, school, vocation, training
- family reunification, staying in Germany
- social integration
- individual help with schooling and learning the language
- placement of volunteers, sports projects, courses, culture
Also note: The institutions mentioned at the top of the page are open to all children and adolescents in Freiburg.