Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Germany
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.)
+ Recommended Products: Document Bag »
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.
+ Recommended Products: Motorcycle Warning Triangle, Safety Vest, First-AID Kit, Warning Light »
It is mandatory to wear a helmet! Only helmets which conform to the ECE 22 standard are approved.
+ Recommended Products: Visor and Helmet Cleaner, Proofer »
Motorcycles must have their headlight on even during the daytime.
+ Recommended Products: Motorcycle Lightbulbs »
- Within built-up areas: 50 km/h
- Outside built-up areas: 100 km/h
- Motorways (freeways): no limit; recommended speed limit: 130 km/h
Germany has no road tolls (yet) except on a few small private roads.
Legal alcohol limit
0.05% (50 mg/100 ml blood)
Motorcycle trips across the Germany borders
Here you will find country tips for motorcycle trips in Germany neighbouring countries.
* To provide you with even better support when you plan your next tour, we will shortly be adding still more countries.