It is compulsory to get insured with public health insurance if your annual salary is under a certain limit. You will also get the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which means you get free medical treatment in all member countries of the European Union. If you earn more than a certain limit, are self-employed, are sent to Germany to work at one of your company's branches or come to Germany looking for a job you can choose to become privately insured.
If you are living in Switzerland we recommend visiting our Swiss website. There you are given valuable information and you can take out all travel insurances online.
For legal reasons you are not allowed to book travel insurances on our German website. We apologize for the inconvenience.