Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Germany

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Germany (D)

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What do you have to take into consideration when traveling to Germany? Which documents do you have to take with you? Louis provides you with answers to the most important questions. No liability is accepted for errors – Louis does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of information.

Documents you must have with you

  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate
  • ID card or passport (since 26.6.12 it has also been obligatory for children travelling within the EU to have their own identity document.)

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First-aid kit / Hi-vis vest

It is not mandatory to carry a first-aid kit or high-visibility vest. However, we recommend you always carry both.

Mandatory helmet

It is mandatory to wear a helmet! Only helmets which conform to the ECE 22 standard are approved.

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Motorcycles must have their headlight on even during the daytime.

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Speed limits

  • Within built-up areas: 50 km/h
  • Outside built-up areas: 100 km/h
  • Motorways (freeways): no limit; recommended speed limit: 130 km/h

Road tolls

Germany has no road tolls (yet) except on a few small private roads.

Emergency numbers


Legal alcohol limit

0.05% (50 mg/100 ml blood)

Further information

Tourism in Germany:

Motorcycle trips across the Germany borders

Here you will find country tips for motorcycle trips in Germany neighbouring countries.

[IMAGE - The neighboring countries of Germany.]

1. Denmark

2. Poland

3. Czech Republic

4. Austria

5. Switzerland

6. France

7. Luxembourg *

8. Belgium *

9. Netherlands *

* To provide you with even better support when you plan your next tour, we will shortly be adding still more countries.

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