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Moving to Saarbrücken


Bus tickets

You get (local) bus tickets at Kundenzentrum der Saarbahn.

Dudweilerstraße 7
66111 Saarbrücken

Find an appartment

See this useful blog on living in Saarbrücken as a foreigner.

Visit Bürgeramt

Gerberstraße 4, 66111 Saarbrücken

You get here a document proving you are resident in Germany.

Open a bank account

See, e.g., Bank1Saar, Deutsche Bank or Targo Bank.

Visit Finanz Amt

Am Stadtgraben 2-4, 66111 Saarbrücken

This office is for tax-related documents.

Get the Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung (for EU citizens)

Visit Ms. Anita Romina.

Building A4.2, main floor, office 0.11
Mon-Fri: 9-11.30 am, Mon-Thu: 1.30-3 pm

Get a health insurance

Visit, e.g., the AOK desk in the Mensa building, right in front of the entrance.

AOK Studenten-Service
Mensa der Universität des Saarlandes
(Gebäude 28)
66123 Saarbrücken

You may want to compare other options too.

Internet

For internet at home, see, e.g. Kabel Deutschland, O2, or T-Mobile.

BahnCard

If you are living in Germany a year or longer, buying a BahnCard probably saves money on train trips. Usually the options to consider are the cards with 25 % and 50 % discount, Bahncard25 and BahnCard50 for the second class. Deutsche Bahn has the current prices and all the details.

You can buy a BahnCard in the main railway station (Am Hauptbahnhof, 66111 Saarbrücken).

Gelber Sack

Gelber Sack is a "yellow bag" for recycling many kinds of packaging (the details are printed in the bag). They are distributed at Bürgeramt (see above). The bags are collected every other week (on Thursdays in downtown). There are no separate trash bins for Gelber Sack. Instead, they are collected in neat heaps outdoors, a day or two before they are picked up. Keep your eyes open in your neighborhood to find the locations.