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This page features general information in regards to legal issues and motorcycling in Germany.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings etc.

 


Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Accommodation

Motorcycle Friendly Accommodation in Germany

Age limit

Minimum age for riding a motorcycle on a UK licence is 18 years of age.

Crash Helmets

Compulsory for both driver and passenger. Riders of trikes and quads capable of exceeding 20km/h MUST wear a crash helmet unless they use a seat belt.

Drinking

Alcohol - 0.049 limit. Penalties include fines and bans from riding in Germany in the future. For drivers and riders under 21 or when a licence has been held for less than 2 years, there is a nil percent alcohol level..

Driving Regulations

Use of radar detectors is prohibited.

GPS must have POI deactivated.

It is prohibited to overtake or pass a school bus that has stopped in a built up areas t o let people on or off.

Driving Restrictions

Vignettes may be required to enter certain designated urban areas. In place in many major cities to attempt to reduce emissions. Applicable in Berlin, Hannover (however; Foreign Vehicles are exempt in Hannover), Illsfeld, Cologne, Leonberg, Mannheim, Reutlingen, Stuttgart, Munich and a few others.
PLEASE check with the AA Motoring Organisation before you travel.

Fuel

Leaded petrol unavailable.

Lights

Dipped lights are compulsory day and night for motorcycles. It is recommended to carry replacement bulbs.

Speed Limits

Unless otherwise signposted. In built up areas 31mph (50km/h), other areas between 62mph (100km/h) and on dual carriageways and motorways a recommended maximum of 80mph (130km/h).

Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings, insurance, EIHC's, IDP's etc.

 

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