Asylum seekers & refugees

How are asylum seekers accommodated in the city of Rosenheim?

Asylum seekers are accommodated in so-called decentralized accommodations with a maximum of 60 persons in simple individual apartments and shared accommodations of the Government of Upper Bavaria. However, the shared accommodation is limited to approx. 100 persons for capacity reasons.

Cleanliness and care in the accommodations?

The Social Welfare Office is responsible for the proper operation of the shelters. In larger accommodations, a professional cleaning and security service is employed. Janitors also take care of order and cleanliness around the shelters. Social pedagogues from the Diakonisches Werk and the Caritas Center are also regularly on site and look after the residents.

How to help?

Volunteer work is irreplaceable and highly valued in the city of Rosenheim. There are various ways to care for and support asylum seekers: e.g. as a mentor for visits to authorities or doctors. For example, as a sponsor for visits to the authorities or doctor's appointments, for shopping, for homework supervision or with joint leisure activities. Sponsors and volunteer accommodation managers are coordinated by the Social City of Rosenheim.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can find out more in advance on the Internet( or call +49 (0) 80 31 / 365 - 21 22.

Security & Order

  • Even if people like to claim it: there is no evidence that refugees commit crimes more often than other people. People of non-German origin are also no more criminal than the average population. This was also confirmed by Dr. Buggisch (former head of the Rosenheim Police Inspectorate) and Mr. Tomm (former head of the Rosenheim Federal Police Inspectorate) as part of their joint report to the City Council in February 2016 on the security situation in Rosenheim with regard to refugees. Among other things, they informed the city council members that incidents such as those at Cologne Central Station have neither been reported nor are to be expected in Rosenheim. There are no organized gangs in Rosenheim, as there may be in other cities. Crimes committed by refugees/asylum seekers are not reflected in the local crime statistics. The police presence in the city area is very high, so that in the event of a case, a quick and preventive reaction could be taken.

  • Experience shows that the larger the accommodations, the more conflicts. The city of Rosenheim therefore considers it necessary to assign an additional social and security service with daily visits to the asylum seeker accommodations. A regular presence is also necessary during the evening and night hours outside the normal working hours of the city administration. Especially during the settling-in period, the employees of the social and security service should serve as contact persons in order to avoid possible conflicts in advance. More about this in an article in the OVB from 03.03.2016 and under Rosenheim 24.