The Berlin-based German Insurance Association (GDV) is the umbrella organisation for private insurers in Germany. Its 470 member companies, with about 217.000 employees and trainees, offer comprehensive coverage and provisions to private households, trade, industry and public institutions, through about 450 million insurance contracts. As a risk taker and major investor (with an investment portfolio of about 1.250 billion EUR), the insurance industry has outstanding significance in connection with investments, growth and employment in our economy.
GDV articulates and represents the positions of the German insurance industry before society, politicians, businesses, the media and academia, working to achieve regulatory conditions which will allow insurers to perform their responsibilities in optimal fashion. At the same time, the Association is a source of expert information about all matters relating to the insurance industry, making available its wealth of experience and information to the public. GDV informs and supports its member companies as a service provider, identifies political and social developments of relevance for the sector and proposes solutions.
GDV members at a glance
The German Insurance Contract Act 2008
Compensation of Insurance Policies of Holocaust Victims
German insurance companies and the GDV have participated in conjunction with the “Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future” in a process initiated by the “International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC)” in compensating life and non-life insurance policies of victims of the Holocaust. Even though all official compensation processes have meanwhile been concluded, German insurance companies have agreed to continue to check inquiries concerning former insurance policies of victims of the Holocaust applying relaxed standards of proof and to honor legitimate claims.
How to find us
Gesamtverband der Deutschen
Versicherungswirtschaft e. V.
Wilhelmstrasse 43 / 43G
P.O. Box 08 02 64
10002 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30/20 20 – 50 00
Fax: +49 (0)30/20 20 – 60 00/01
51, rue Montoyer
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From Berlin Tegel Airport by bus line TXL to bus stop “Spandauer Straße / Marienkirche“. From there go ahead by bus line M48 direction “Busseallee“ via Potsdamer Platz. Get off at bus stop “Leipziger Straße / Wilhelmstraße“. From there approx. eight minutes‘ walk along Leipziger Straße to the GDV building at the corner of Leipziger Straße and Wilhelmstraße.
Alternatively: By bus line 109 or express bus X9 to underground station “Zoologischer Garten“. From there by underground line U2, direction “Pankow“. Get off at underground station “Mohrenstraße“ (exit Wilhelmstraße). Both alternatives will take you by an approx. three minutes‘ walk to the GDV building at the corner of Wilhelmstraße and Leipziger Straße.
From Berlin Schönefeld Airport by bus (164 or 171), to station “S-Bahnhof Flughafen Schönefeld“. From there by S-Bahn (45) direction to “Südkreuz“. Change here for S-Bahn (S2 or S25) with direction to “Bernau“ or “Henningsdorf“. Get off the train at “Potsdamer Platz“. From there approx. six minutes‘ walk to the GDV building at the corner of Leipziger Straße and Wilhelmstraße.
From Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Station) by S-Bahn (S3, S5, S7) to station “Alexanderplatz”. Change here for underground line U2, direction “Ruhleben”. Get off at underground station “Mohrenstraße” (exit Wilhelmstraße). From there approx. three minutes’ walk to the GDV building at the corner of Wilhelmstraße and Leipziger Straße.
Alternatively: Take the underground line U55 to “Brandenburger Tor“ and change for bus line 200 (stop is located Behrenstraße/Wilhelmstraße), direction “Zoologischer Garten“. Get off the bus at “Mohrenstraße“. From there you will reach the GDV in a few minutes.
Our underground parking with guest parking spaces is located in the first basement (level -1) of the GDV building.
Entry: The underground parking is accessible from Mohrenstraße (cross street to Wilhelmstraße). Just behind the Embassy of the Czech Republic is a blind alley that ends in the driveway to the GDV underground parking. Please use the inter phone to get in contact with the reception, tell your name and the receptionist will give you your parking number and open the barrier. Please keep right after entering the parking space. In the middle area guest parking places are signposted. At the exit 43 G (yellow door) is another inter phone that you have to use to be opened the door. By elevator you arrive at the ground floor (level EG) where the reception is located.
Exit: Use the elevator to the first basement (level -1) where you have to open the yellow door (43 G) via an electric door opener to access the underground parking. Please drive up to the stop line, wait until the signal light shows “green” and the barrier opens automatically.
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