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Stal­king is punis­ha­ble under sec­tion 238 of the Cri­mi­nal Code (StGB):, insult (under sec­tion 185 of the Cri­mi­nal Code): , threa­tening (under sec­tion 241 of the Cri­mi­nal Code): , dama­ge to pro­per­ty (under sec­tion § 303 StGB): or assault (under sec­tion § 223 StGB): .


The law on the pro­tec­tion against vio­lence (GewSchG) estab­lishes clear legal regu­la­ti­ons for pro­tec­tion against phy­si­cal vio­lence, thre­ats, harass­ment (stal­king) by cur­rent or for­mer spou­ses, and rela­ti­onship part­ners, acquain­tances and stran­gers and enables prompt help. The mea­su­res include (accor­ding to § 1 GewSchG):

  • Cont­act bans: Stal­kers are not allo­wed to cont­act the vic­tim, eit­her in per­son, in wri­ting, by tele­pho­ne or through third parties.
  • Pro­hi­bi­ti­on of approach by the stal­ker: he / she may only move to a court orde­red radi­us from the home, school / uni­ver­si­ty / place of work or other places.

Howe­ver, such pro­tec­tion orders must be appli­ed for at the respon­si­ble fami­ly court. A vio­la­ti­on of a court pro­tec­tion order is punis­ha­ble by law, becau­se it is not uncom­mon for stal­kers to igno­re poli­ce ins­truc­tions or court pro­tec­tion orders. Other legal opti­ons are civil res­trai­ning orders against the stal­ker.
In cases of cyber­stal­king, the dele­ti­on of data can be requested.

Weg­wei­ser e.V., with its head­quar­ters in Böh­len, is com­mit­ted to women’s and fami­ly poli­cy and offers psy­cho­so­cial help and coun­sel­ling for fami­lies, par­ents and child­ren. This is whe­re you can turn if you have expe­ri­en­ced vio­lence: / 034206 — 53756. The cont­act details of the coun­sel­ling cent­re against dome­stic vio­lence and stal­king are: Lan­ge Str. 50, 04668 Grim­ma, Tel: 03437–708478, in case of emer­gen­cy: 0177–3039219, FAX; 03437–708477, Email: .

The nati­on­wi­de hel­pli­ne “Gewalt gegen Frau­en“ (Vio­lence against Women) is a nati­on­wi­de coun­sel­ling ser­vice for women who have expe­ri­en­ced or are still expe­ri­en­cing vio­lence. Qua­li­fied coun­sell­ors con­fi­den­ti­al­ly assist tho­se see­king help and, if neces­sa­ry, refer them to local sup­port ser­vices, such as a women’s coun­sel­ling cent­re or a women’s shel­ter in the vici­ni­ty. Rela­ti­ves, fri­ends and pro­fes­sio­nals are also advi­sed anony­mously and free of char­ge: