Living in Frankfurt


Accommodation in general can be time-consuming to find in Frankfurt. Below, you find some links that might help.

For the first few days in Frankfurt, a hostel could be a good and cost-effective alternative:

Residence registration

Just as all German citizens do, students and researchers from abroad have to register their place of residence at the Einwohnermeldeamt (Residents' Registration office). Once you have found a place to stay, you must register at this office within one week. This applies every time you move!

The registration confirmation serves as proof of address and you will need it, for example, when you open a bank account or want to register with a city library.

To register you need your passport or identification card. It also helps to take your tenancy agreement with you because you have to give details of your landlord.

Address of the Einwohnermeldeamt Frankfurt:

Bürgeramt (Zentrale)
Zeil 3
60313 Frankfurt am Main.

Please check here for opening times.

When living outside of Frankfurt, you should go to the local town hall (Rathaus) to register your residence.

Further useful links