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Monday, 5 October 2015

Information, News About Refugee Life In Badvilbel

Bad Vilbel is a spa town in Hesse (Hessen), Germany, famous for its many mineral water springs. Bad Vilbel is the largest town in the Wetteraukreis district and part of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area with its city center being located 8 km northeast of downtown Frankfurt am Main at the banks of the river Nidda.  


Bad Vilbel was founded in 774 (first written document) but much older artefacts were found in the area. In 1848 during railway works, a Roman villa was unearthed with a Thermae and a Mosaic. A replica of this mosaic is presented in a modern exhibition in the spa gardens. 

The town Vilbel got the label "Bad" (spa) in 1948 for its numerous mineral springs. The health spa operations stopped in the 1960s but the mineral water industry connected more springs of the Wetterau by pipelines to the bottling plant of Hassia in Bad Vilbel. The hessian government reform formed 1971/72 Bad Vilbel (with Heilsberg), Dortelweil, Gronau and Massenheim to the new city Bad Vilbel. Since 1997 great areas have been developed for living and business, like the residential area of Dortelweil-West or the commercial park Quellenpark between Bad Vilbel, Massenheim and Dortelweil.  


Thomas Stöhr (born 1966) (CDU) was elected in March 2003. He was re-elected in February 2010 and in March 2016.


Bad Vilbel has four railway stations (Bad Vilbel, Bad Vilbel Süd and Dortelweil on the Main–Weser Railway and Gronau on the Vilbel–Glauburg-Stockheim railway) served by Frankfurt's local transport network (S-Bahn line S 6 and RE Line 34). It has access to the A661 autobahn and the highway B3.
Furthermore, Bad Vilbel has several local bus lines called Vilbus connecting the city center to the neighborhoods. Additional connections to Frankfurt am Main with the bus line 30 and with Offenbach am Main with the fast bus line X97.

International relations

Bad Vilbel is twinned with:
The Glossop/Bad Vilbel Twinning Association was established in 1985 and the formal twinning ceremonies were held in Glossop and Bad Vilbel in 1987.

See also

People and personalities

Born in Bad Vilbel

  • Wilhelm von Finck (1848-1924), banker and co-founder of the Alliance Insurance
  • Friedel Lutz (born 1939), former national soccer player
  • Thomas Stöhr (born 1966), jurist and major of Bad Vilbel since 2003

Linked to Bad Vilbel

  • Friedrich Carl Michael Grosholz (1810-1888), co-founder of Bad Vilbel bottled water industry
  • Bernhard Rechthien (1876-1941), mayor of Bad Vilbel 1919-1928
  • Klaus Havenstein, (1922-1998), actor and television presenter, from 1990 to 1992 director of the Castle Festival Bad Vilbel
  • Jürgen Sparwasser (* 1948) is a retired German football player and later briefly a football manager living in Bad Vilbel. He gained fame as East Germany football player at the 1974 FIFA World Cup finals, where he scored the winning goal in a politically prestigious match against West Germany.
It is said Germany is a law enforcing country.

It is said Germany is an Industrial country famous for its cars and industrial machines

It's one of the countries of the European union.

Other European countries include, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden...

Natives are called Germans.

Germany is ruled and governed by a vice Chancellor and a vice president.

It is power house for food to some African countries.

It has a huge amount of refugees coming each year.

The largest seen is this year (15000 in total in one day).

Badvilbel is one of the villages in Germany.

Badvilbel is a beautiful village with many parks, kinder garden, it is surrounded by the Neil river.

It's famous for its Rewe Fest and Badvilbel Makt held once each year.

It lies in the South of Frankfurt and the North of Friedberg.

It is a home of many refugees of different nations.

The life of refugees can be divided into the following.

In Badvilbel, there're many people ready to help refugees, for example the Magistrate of Badvilbel has speaking hours with refugees.


There is a house Doctor (German Haus Ärzt) for all refugees and other special Doctors, example eye Doctor.

In case of accidents, illness... refugees can get a Doctor appointment.

It is important for refugees to write about their allergies, illnesses, drugs they're taking and any other health related questions.

There're many Pharmacies in Badvilbel.

Refugees are required to pay for their own medications.

There're also free Magazines in the Pharmacies, where informations like types of illnesses can be found.

Refugees are offered a sick card.

Without this card, it's impossible to visit or have a doctor appointment.

If a refugee is required by the house doctor to visit say a eye doctor, he/she has to take the appoint first to the social worker, that will give further instructions.

Refugees are given free health tips like the dangers to cigarette and drinking.


Refugees are required to always move with their id cards.


There're free news papers available to refugees.

Refugees can visit an international bee garden

In this free Badvilbel news papers, important information like places to visit, meeting grounds... can be found.

The Public Library

Refugees have a free entry to the public library in Badvilbel after showing their special id cards.

In this public library is found: movies, music, books, games and other special children playing toys.


In Badvilbel is found every where wander roads (wander weg in German)


Refugees attend a Germany curse.

Starting September 2015, a special refugee curse is available to female refugees in the Christus Kirche (Christ Church).

Refugees can also better their German in a meeting held every Thursday here in Badvilbel.

Refugees are also advised to attend the Christus kirche to better their German since only German is spoken in this Church.


Refugees can get found at a very low cost of 1 euro in a special organisation known as ''Die Tafel''

Flee Market

Refugees have the opportunity to take part in the Badvilbel flee market, where they can buy cheap second hand things.

Accidents ''Fire''

In every Refugee house, there're fire extinguishers in the case of a fire outbreak.


Each refugee is offered one free bicycle.

They're expected to look after their bicycles.

There're bicycle workshop where refugees can carry their bicycles in case of malfunction.


During Holidays there is no German curse.

Refugees are required to pay for their Holiday cost.

House hold appliances

Refugees are offered with a tv, bed, cooking utensils, blankets, pillow, pillow cases, bed spread, washing machine, drying machine.

Refugees are expected to take good care of these things.

Refugee Cafè (Refugees coffee)

Refugees meet with officials of Badvilbel in a meeting called refugee cafè, where they talk about development projects, ask questions meet fellow refugees.

House Rules

House rules are written on a piece of paper and hanged on the wall in each refugee house. refugees are required to read this.


Children can learn German faster, Parents are advised to talk German with their children.


There is a Cinema in Badvilbel where refugees can watch movies and there is an open air cinema held once each year.


Christus Kirche offers cloths to refugees.


Refugees are required to clean their own house, rooms, toilets, kitchen.

Each refugee house has a set of 3 large trash cans, skype bins... each trash can is painted different (Black, Brawn, Yellow).

Dirt is separated into bio, papers and plastics.

Bio go into the Brawn, papers to the black and plastic to the yellow trash can.


In the case of emergencies like fire outbreak, illness, accident, theft, fighting, refugees are required to call the police at 110 fire station and ambulance.


Refugees are required to maintain law and order among themselves.

Respect each other.

German Post

There is a post available to refugees to receive letters, packages, as well as send letters and packages.


Refugees are required to close their doors to ensure their own safety.

Social Worker

Refugees have social workers that offer advise and informations.


There're many sport places, kinder garden where refugees can make sports like play football, basketball...

There is also a swimming pool where refugees can go swimming.

There're also organised sport games for refugees like football for both men and women and volley ball for women.


Refugees are required to take full responsibility of their own lives, things... learn German culture, language.

Refugees are also required to create their own relationships ''friends.''

Traffic rules

Refugees are expected to learn traffic rules in Badvilbel, like when to cross the road, car rules, bicycle rules.

Refugee life in Germany is not an easy one. But it's the best refugee life someone can get compared to the other European countries.

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