Broadcasting Fee (Rundfunkbeitrag)
Germany has a public broadcasting service (television, radio and online services) which is intended to ensure independent reporting and information for the public. It is financed through the broadcasting fees. By law, everyone who lives in Germany must pay a monthly license fee (2021: €18.36). Only one person per flat or shared flat has to pay this, however. After you register at the Residents' Registration Office (Einwohnermeldamt), you will receive a letter from the ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Contribution Service with further information.
The International Office
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