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Corona Virus – Information in English

Rules in Erlangen

The 13th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance, which came into force on Monday 7th June, obliges municipalities to define areas in public spaces in which the consumption of alcohol is prohibited. "Public traffic areas in city centres and other open air public places, where people are either in confined spaces or not only temporarily" are to be selected.

In accordance with these requirements, there has been an alcohol ban (20:00 to 6:00 a.m.) at the Schwabachanlage including leisure facilities on the Bürgermeistersteg, on Bohlenplatz and in the pedestrian zone (Nürnberger Strasse, beginning at the corner of Sedan- / Nürnberger Strasse, Besiktasplatz, Güterhallenstrasse between Güterbahnhofstrasse and Henkestrasse, Hauptstrasse, beginning at the corner of Güterhallenstrasse, Untere Karlstrasse, Calvinstrasse, Hugenottenplatz, bus station, Bahnhofplatz (station square), Richard-Wagner-Strasse, Schloß- und Marktplatz, Hauptstrasse, ending at the corner of Wasserturmstrasse and Heuwaagstrasse). Since 23rd July, the ban has also applied to the Catholic Church Square (Katholischen Kirchenplatz). The alcohol ban does not apply to areas that are designated for outdoor catering in the pedestrian zone.

Violations represent an administrative offense that can be punished with a fine of up to 25,000 euros.

City Administration: Possible Public Business

The General Citizen Services and Elections Department in the Erlangen Town Hall can be visited without an appointment. Specifically, the registration, passport and ID, vehicle registration and driving license offices are open to the public as follows (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 to 18:00; Wednesday and Friday 8:00 to 12:00). Important: please report to the Town Hall reception area to collect your ID card and passport!

The immigration office on the 2nd floor is offering restricted appointments without an appointment.

Due to the safety measures in place, access can only be granted to a certain number of visitors at a time. Citizens are therefore still asked to only visit the Citizen Services Department in urgent cases. Without bringing all of the required documentation along, requests cannot usually be processed. Which documents are required in each case is listed on the Internet at Citizens are asked to come alone if possible.

In addition to the counter areas on the ground floor of the Town Hall, the public areas on the upper floors are available by appointment. Corresponding hygiene concepts have been developed. However, if possible, concerns will continue to be processed primarily via telephone or e-mail. Appointments are only available after prior telephone or electronic registration at the respective office.

When entering administrative buildings, FFP-2- Masks must be worn.

Access to the Town Hall is only possible via the main entrance situated on (Rathausplatz). Leaving the Town hall is only possible via the back exit onto (Schuhstraße / Kurt-Eisner-Platz).

Information on the number of cases in Erlangen is available on the homepage of the State Health Office - Staatliches Gesundheitsamt responsible for the city of Erlangen in the district office in Erlangen Höchstadt.

Joint test center of the City of Erlangen and the District Erlangen-Höchstadt

The Corona Test Center of the City of Erlangen and the District of Erlangen-Höchstadt is located on Parkplatzstraße on the large car park opposite the parking garage. Opening times are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 16:30. Appointments can be made on the free hotline: 0800 - 1440000. The hotline is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 18:00.

Stages of the test: registration: comparison of data, signing of the data protection declaration, delivery of QR code

The swab: swab the mouth, throat and nasal with the help of a sterile cotton swab.

After the test, adhere to the guidelines until you receive your results. For example, those returning from travel must remain in quarantine.

Getting the result: scan the QR code in an app with a smartphone within the next 48-72 hours. If the test result is "positive", you will also contact the health department.


If you are already showing symptoms of a respiratory infection, you must contact your general practitioner for a test and not come to the test center.

If you cannot keep your appointment, please call the free hotline on 0800 - 1440 000 to cancel. It operates from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00.

Bus travel and Bathing

The regulations can change depending on the development of the infection. The Stadtbus (City Bus) customer office is available for questions and concerns on Goethestrasse 21a, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 18:00. During this time, the team can also be reached at 09131 / 823-4470 or by email to

If you want to swim:the two swimming pools have reopened under set conditions. There is detailed information on the Website of the Erlanger Stadtwerke.

Vaccination Center Erlangen

The city of Erlangen is continuing to work with the Erlangen-Höchstadt district to operate a vaccination centre. It is located at Sedanstraße 1, formerly Intersport Eisert, between the Town Hall and the Erlangen-Höchstadt district office. There are also branch offices in Herzogenaurach, Höchstadt and Eckental

The vaccination centre is well connected to the local public transport  network including city and district bus routes (Neuer Markt stop). If you travel by car, you can park in the underground car park directly under the vaccination centre. Access is barrier-free.

Registration can be carried out online at, just like at the head office. Alternatively, appointments can also be made by telephone via the vaccination centres hotline. In addition, numerous municipalities in the district have set up their own hotlines to assist with registration. More information on registration is available here.

A vaccination is also possible without an appointment. "Open vaccination days" are regularly offered both in the headquarters in Erlanger Sedanstrasse and in the branch offices. There are also mobile vaccination teams. On these days it is possible to come to the vaccination without an appointment or prior registration. All you have to bring with you is an identification document and - if available - the vaccination certificate. Otherwise, a replacement document can also be issued. An overview of the next vaccination options can be found hereFor citizens from the city area aged over 60 years old and have the ErlangenPass, the city council will pay for the taxi ride to the vaccination centre. Vouchers for the trip are available by telephone on 09131 86-1931, -2259, email: or As it can take a few days for it to be sent, the request should be made as soon as possible.

The vaccination centre of the city of Erlangen and the district of Erlangen-Höchstadt can be reached by telephone on 09131 / 86-6500. Calls to this number can be made Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 to 16:00. Questions with regard to the vaccination centre can be made to this number, but do not use this number to seek medical advice.  To seek medical advice, you can still call the patient service of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians on 116117 or call the family doctor.

The Robert Koch Institute has an information sheet on the mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in 19 foreign languages, including English. This information sheet including a declaration of consent was created by the German Green Cross e.V., Marburg, in cooperation with the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, and is protected by copyright. You can find the sheet here.


Information about the Coronavirus is available in several languages on the Federal Integration website.

The Bavarian Integration Commission offers downloadable information in several languages ​​on the subject of “Men under pressure”.

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