112 is one of the emergency numbers in Germany.

112 emergency is traditionally considered as a "fire emergency" and "emergency medical assistance" number and 110 is known as the "police emergency" number in Germany.

In addition to German, the calls can be answered in English and the other EU languages with the help of interpreters. The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller immediately.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 61% of Germans know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

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Published: 
11 February 2013
Last update: 
9 May 2017