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Frequently asked


The International Office is an institution of the Schmieder Clinic which supports you in all issues related to your stay at our clinic. This includes writing invitation letters addressed to the German embassy for visa issues; support with organising your transport from and to the airport; support with accommodation; cost assurance; aids and drugs logistics etc. The team is your local personal contact.

Yes, we accept cost guarantees from the following embassies: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates. Please note that the cost guarantee must be issued for the Schmieder Clinic prior to the start of treatment.

Direct payers are asked to transfer the full sum of the quotation in advance. Please understand that the date of admission to the clinic cannot be agreed until the money has arrived.

You need to pay in advance to ensure payment of the incurring costs. If your payment exceeds the sum stated in the final invoice, the overpaid money will, of course, be refunded. If the sum stated in the final invoice exceeds your advance payment due to unforeseen complications, we will ask you to pay the outstanding amount.

The Schmieder Clinic in Allensbach has two wards, a “Divan” (recreation room) and a separate dining room (Bodan Lounge) for international patients. Our doctors, therapists and the nursing staff speak English, partly Russian and partly Arabic. If needed, interpreters may be called in for medical consultations and treatments. 

For a long time, the Schmieder Clinic has been cooperated with regional, national and international cooperation partners. These include Klinikum Konstanz, Klinikum Stuttgart, Hegau Bodensee Kliniken in Randolfzell and Singen. We also cooperate with medical centres in Switzerland, e.g. the cantonal hospital of Münsterlingen or the Herz-Neuro-Zentrum (centre for cardiac and neurological disorders) in Kreuzlingen.

The Schmieder Clinic is equipped with highly specialised therapeutic devices. The Allensbach site has a swimming pool for hydrotherapy and also provides ultramodern therapeutic machines e.g. the Vector system (for gait training) and the Armeo system.

The Schmieder Clinic offers all international patients a predetermined number of therapy hours per week. The treatment schedule will be prepared individually for each patient and adjusted to the patient’s health status.

Please send us an up-to-date medical report (in German or English). As soon as our team of doctors has assessed the patient’s condition, we will send you an individual quotation. 

The invoices of the Schmieder Clinic are tax-exempt but taxes must be paid for any privately bought items. You may recover these taxes on leaving Germany. You will need to present an export declaration (please ask for it when purchasing items) and the bought item on leaving Germany. 

  • Passport or identity card
  • 2 passport photos for the extension of visa
  • Regular clothing and nightwear (bedclothes will be provided)
  • Bathing wear (dressing gown and bath slippers will be provided)
  • Drugs (drugs for your neurological treatment will mostly be provided)
  • Tracksuit / sportswear
  • Casual shoes
  • Solid footwear
  • Sanitary products
  • Splints / supports etc.

Our clinic is located above the idyllic town of Allensbach with a view to the Western part of Lake Constance and Switzerland. It is only about 10 kilometres away from the city of Constance. We will be glad to help you get here.

lf you wish, we will pick you up from one of the surrounding airports, e.g.:

  • Friedrichshafen Airport (at a distance of 67 km from the clinic, a one-hour drive)
  • Zurich Airport, Switzerland (at a distance of 77 km from the clinic, a one-hour drive). Please follow the visa regulations for Switzerland
  • Stuttgart Airport (at a distance of 172 km from the clinic, a two-hour drive)
  • Munich Airport (at a distance of 293 km from the clinic, a three-and-a-half-hour drive)
  • Frankfurt Airport (at a distance of 342 km from the clinic, a five-hour drive)

When arriving by private jet, the Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen is particularly convenient.

By train, you get to Allensbach via Offenbach or Stuttgart if you arrive from the North, or via Constance which is situated directly at the Swiss border if you arrive from the South. Our clinic shuttle operates regularly and picks you up at the railway station.

By car, you get to our clinic via the A 81 motorway (Stuttgart–Singen–Allensbach).

Arriving from the South or West, you travel via Constance. In Allensbach, signs direct you from the railway station to “Kliniken Schmieder”.

We ask you to arrive at the clinic for check-in at the reception desk no later than at 1:00 pm, if possible (i.e. in time for lunch – supper is served from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm).

You live in a comfortable room suitable for wheelchairs, with balcony and a spacious bathroom. Most of the rooms face South, with a view over Lake Constance. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable electric bed, telephone, internet access, TV set and room safe. Your will find a hair dryer, dressing gown and bath slippers.

We offer many additional services, e.g. your personal newspaper, fresh fruit, mineral water and, of course, attractive programmes for your leisure time and excursions.

Whom can I contact if I have any further questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact our International Office. We will be happy to help you!

Lioba Hansen (English, German, French)
Phone: +49 (0)7533 808-1533

Yevgeniya Hillard (Russian, German, English)
Phone: +49 (0)7533 808-1538

Huda Ahmed-Mohamed (Arabic, German, English)
Phone: +49 (0)7533 808-1544

Or send an e-mail to: internationaloffice@kliniken-schmieder.de