Information especially 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.
Freiburg offers a very wide range of opportunities for recreational activities. They are too numerous to list here. Below the "Note on insurance options", there is a list of contacts that can show you where to find recreational opportunities.
Note on insurance options
You can insure yourself against many risks in Germany. The main insurance policies are health insurance and liability insurance.
Health insurance: If you work, you have health insurance through your employer. If you receive benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act, you can also receive medical care, see "Health".
Liability insurance: This insurance pays for the damage if you have unintentionally inflicted material damage on another person. If you do not have liability insurance, you must pay for the damage yourself. In Germany, most people have liability insurance cover. Liability insurance does not cost a lot of money and is very useful for anyone.
If you own a car or a motorbike, you are obliged to take out liability insurance for your vehicle. This insurance also pays when you have unintentionally inflicted material damage on another person while driving your car or motorcycle.
All other insurance policies: Every form of insurance coverage costs money. This is why you should carefully consider what insurance you really need. Seek advice if you are unsure whether you need insurance. If you want to buy insurance, it is good to compare the offers of different insurance providers. You can withdraw from a contract within 2 weeks.
You will find detailed information on insurance in the "Welcome to Germany" brochure of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees at https://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/Publikationen/Broschueren/willkommen-in-deutschland.html