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German for Beginners
German language for Beginners

Learning German language at beginner's stage includes levels A1 and A2. Most difficult stage while learning any language is the startup phase. New alphabet, new sounds, new pronunciation and basic vocabulary is a steep learning curve. Once the step by step progress has been set on a learning path, fluency is not a faraway goal. Go to course...

driving in Germany
Driving in Germany

Many people visit Germany just to drive fast on German Motorways (Autobahns), and yes there are certain sections on German Motorways (Autobahn) where you can legally drive as fast as you can. But speed also kills and there are rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure safety on the roads. Driving is a privilege, not a right. This privilege may be withdrawn if a driver fails to show responsibility or care for his or her own safety or for the safety of others while driving. Learn more about driving in Germany..

Parking in Germany
Parking in Germany

Like in other European countries, most people in Germany park their vehicles on roadsides. As parking on the roadside is the most common and cheaper option. There are some other facilities also available, like open parking ground (Parkplatz), underground parking facility (Tiefgarage) and covered parking facility (Parkhaus). Continue reading parking in Germany..

German drivering licence
Getting a driver's licence

Toursits and visitors to Germany need an international driver's license issued by their country of origin, country of temporary or permanent residence. In Germany unrestricted license is available at age of 18, while under supervision teens can drive at 17. The minimum age for foreigner visitors to drive is also 18. More information about driving permits in Germany...

classes in german driving licence
Categories of driver's licence

In Germany and other EU countries, driver’s license can have different classes under same category. For example, car license can have B class, B 96 class or BE. These classes are described on this page.

training areas for new drivers in Germany
Training areas for new drivers

A driving training area (Verkehrsübungsplatz) is a terrain where new road users can learn and practice their driving skills in real traffic, with or without expert guidance. There are separate traffic exercise areas for pedestrians, for cyclists and for motor vehicle drivers. A detailed list of training areas is on this page.

Right of way in Germany
Right of way in Germany

When it comes to the right of way it does not matter where a vehicle wants to proceed, it is only crucial where it comes from. Whether it comes from a priority road or from a green signal or from a road where a police officer is regulating the traffic. Right of way applies to all vehicles. No matter if a car, a motorbike, a truck or a bicycle etc. is coming. Learn more about right-of-way and right-before-left on this page.

German road signs
Road signs in Germany

There are over one thousand traffic signs in German traffic code. A detailed list of German traffic signs according to their serial numbers is available on this page. Some important and confusing road signs are explained on this page.