Rights of School Age Children in Germany

Over the years, I have been questioned about several issues related to minors’ rights in Germany by ex-pat parents and students alike.

Here is a short summary:

  • Germany has a compulsory school attendance law, which requires all children between the ages of six to fifteen to attend school.
  • Germany is a member of the Global Conventions Act, that protect the rights of children. This entitles them to a childhood free of emotional, mental, and physical abuse. *
  • Children under 15 may no be employed. Exceptions are made for minor jobs such as newspaper delivery routes, babysitting, taking care of pets, or other tasks which are not dangerous.
  • At the age of 14, when in presence of parents or guardians, minors are allowed to consumer beer and wine.
  • At the age of 16, minors are allowed to buy and consume beer and wine.
  • At the age of 18, they are of legal age. Therefore, they can buy and consumer beer, wine, and distilled liquor.

*More about this at Children’s Rights: Germany

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Oberursel and St. Ursula Belfry Viewing

The tower of St.Ursula’s Church in Oberursel will be open to the public on 01 July 2017 (Sat) between 15:00 – 17:00.

The tour includes a visit to the belfry and the roof where you get a wonderful view across  town.

St. Ursula Kirchturm in Oberursel

Entry costs €1.50 for adults and €1.00 for children. Some snacks will be served as well.

This tour takes place every month on the first Saturday between the months of May and October. Additional tours, ranging from Monday to Friday, can be arranged.

St. Ursula-Gasse
61440 Oberursel (Taunus)
Contact Mr. Wilfried Abt at (0 61 71) 55 05 0

On the same day, a tour of the Altstadt is offered as well. This tour starts in front of the Vortaunusmuseum at the Marktplatz at 14:00 and costs €3 per person.

Newcomers Festival 2014 in Frankfurt

The annual Newcomers Festival is taking place at the Römer in Frankfurt on Sunday, 7 September 2014 from 1pm – 6pm.

This event is not only for new expats to the area, but also for the ones who settled here a while ago! There is an exhibition of services put together by about 60 clubs and organizations.

All visitors will receive a free copy of the 2015 Newcomers Guide – a 120-page English-language book about living and working in Frankfurt-Rhein-Main.

Admission is free.

Newcomers Festival Frankfurt 2014

Newcomers Festival Frankfurt 2014

 

For more information, please contact:

Newcomers Festival Organizing Office, c/o Communication Solution GmbH, Niedenau 45 in 60325 Frankfurt

Tel. 069 – 71 91 65 81  Fax: 069 – 71 91 65 82

Email: mail@communication-solution.de

Newcomers Festival website: http://www.newcomers-festival.de/

An Ideal Husband at the English Theatre Frankfurt

Being a big fan of Oscar Wilde, I took the opportunity to see the preview showing of An Ideal Husband at the English Theatre in Frankfurt.

Quoted from the theatre’s flyer:

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” In Oscar Wilde’s play, a rising politician, Sir Robert Chiltern has the ideal career, the ideal wife and the ideal social ranking. But all of his eminence is suddenly endangered when the scheming and mysterious Mrs. Cheveley threatens to blackmail him and expose a youthful act of corruption.

As the lies, blackmail and incriminating documents come to light, it becomes clear that the man thought to be perfect is in fact flawed. Now, the man with all the flaws must do something right, and the question remains: what makes an ideal husband?

An Ideal Husband, a comedy of manners, starts playing today.

For performances between 27 Feb – 6 Mar 2010, you save 25% on your ticket (prices from € 21,00).

Call 069 – 242 316 – 20 or e-mail: box-office@english-theatre.de

online booking: english theatre

Shows are Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m. /  Sunday 6:00 p.m.

This show was good! We had some good laughs and I also thought its choreography was excellent.

Start your evening in Frankfurt with a good show and you might want to visit newcomers.network for more information on what to do after the show.

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