A number of groups participate in Idstein's Refugee Assistance Program. The organizations listed below are limited to those that help refugees directly. Services are provided by both volunteers and full-time employees.
The City od Idstein's Department of Refugee Coordination is responsible for
- refugee registration in coordination with the Rheingau Taunus County
- coordination accommodation allocation
- working with refugee mentors
- working with "Flüchtlings- und Integrationshilfe Idstein e.V.", a non-profit organization
- refugee housing administration, and
- maintaining contact wih the appropriate government authorities.
Monday through Friday, 8.00am - 12.00
Magistrat der Stadt Idstein
Am Hexenturm 10
Telephone: +49 6126 78-312
Fax: +49 6126 78-9312
Volunteers work in the Refugee Service, a contact point located in the Refugee Office. The service helps you with problems and questions you may have and also helps you connect with other services. You may call or visit the Serfice during the opening hours or send an email.
Mondays 3pm – 5pm
Thursdays 2pm – 4pm
Am Hexenturm 10
Telephone no. +49 6126 78-289
In case of an emergency, please call this number: +49 171 9781865
Established over 20 years ago, the used clothing store is run by both Catholic and Protestant Churches and is open to anyone in need.
Every 4th Thursday of the month 3pm – 5pm
LWV Kalmenhofgelände (Kalmenhof grounds)
Elfriede Michel, Telephone no. +49 6126 52560
Uschi Busse, Telefphone no. +49 6126 51513
The "kostbaR" consists of three parts: a store for secondhand childrens items, a sewing center and the recyclebaR. The secondhand store sells a lot of things for babies and children including clothes (upt to size 146), toys, strollers and books. Any donations are welcome. At the sewing center new items, such as oven mitts and handbags, are produced made from donation fabrics and old clothing.
The "recyclebaR" is a place where bicycles, donated by fellow citizens and in need of , are made safe to use again.
Mondays to Thursday
9.30am to 12.30pm
Telephone no. +49 6126 9580686
The Repair Café Idstein is run by volunteers who know how to fix things. You can also repair things yourself or work within a group. The workshop offers a large variety of tools and materials for all kind of repairs and mending work, for example on
The last Saturday of every month (except in December) from 10 am to 1 pm
Repair Café Idstein
Haus der älteren Mitbürger (Senior Citizens Center)
Click on the link to find more information.
Idsteins public library has over 30.000 publications in various languages, both print and digital, just go online to have a look and to order. You can borrow reading material for free for three weeks, just show your ID.
Tuesday to Friday
10 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm
10 am – 1 pm
Löherplatz 15/ City Auditorium
Telephone no. +49 6126 988588
For more information, please visit the homepage of Idstein.
Idstein's Food Bank collects all different kind of food and distributes these items to people in need. Refugees are welcome to go there, everything is either for free or for a small amount of money.
Thursdays 1:30pm - 4:30 pm
Idsteiner Tafel (Idstein Food Bank)
Telephone no. +49 6126-9519513
The “Geburtshaus Idstein" (”Birth Center") offers free meetings every Wednesday from 9 am to 11.30 am, which are supervised by three midwives. Once a month, a consultant visits the center and gives a talk on subjects important to the first year of a child’s life.