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Motorcycling In Germany

Motorcycling in Germany
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Things To Do Motorcycling In Germany

Discover the captivating allure of Germany, an ideal destination for independent motorcycle travellers. Whether you start your journey from our Dunkirk port or take a scenic route through northern France from Calais, Germany is easily accessible. Driving to Germany is also convenient from our port in IJmuiden, Netherlands, just a short distance away.

Experience breathtaking landscapes on your motorbike in Germany, from charming cities in the north to historic towns in the south. With scenic routes through the Black Forest, the famous Nurburgring, and the iconic Autobahn, Germany offers motorcyclists an exciting playground. Immerse yourself in Germany's rich history and culture, creating an intriguing destination for motorcycle enthusiasts.

In Germany's east, discover the Sachsenring circuit, a thrilling track that hosts the German Grand Prix, further adding to Germany's appeal for motorcycle tourists. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on your motorcycle in Germany!

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Motorcycling Rules in Germany

When motorcycling in Germany, it is mandatory to wear protective gear such as gloves, a long-sleeved jacket, long trousers or an overall, and ankle-protecting boots. Additionally, riders must wear suitable motorcycle helmets.

In terms of speed limits, please note that the national limits are as follows: 120 km/h on motorways, 90 km/h on main roads, and 50 km/h in built-up areas. It is important to adhere to a minimum of 70 km/h on German motorways when there is no traffic congestion or hazardous conditions.

Legal requirements for driving in Germany
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Documents And Legal Requirements To Ride Your Motorbike in Germany

When motorcycling in Europe, and more specifically Germany, it is important to carry the following documents at all times:

Full and valid driving licence

Proof of insurance (third party or above)

Proof of ID (Passport)

Proof of ownership (V5C Certificate)

If you plan to ride in Germany for more than 90 days, you will also need an International Driving Permit.

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Taking Your Motorbike on a Ferry

Start your German motorcycle adventure with DFDS. Our ferries provide easy boarding for motorcycles, with designated lanes and helpful crew members to assist with loading. Secure your bike with onboard straps for a safe journey.

Explore Germany's picturesque roads, including Berlin and Munich. Don't forget your driving license, proof of insurance, and passport. Helmets are mandatory in Germany, and high-visibility vests are recommended. Experience the exhilaration of the open road with DFDS on your German motorcycle adventure.

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Top Tips for Motorcycling in Germany

When motorcycling in Germany, it’s worth planning your route in advance to avoid surprises. Germany offers motorways, country roads, and scenic routes to explore – see our German travel guide for inspiration. Don’t forget to check the weather conditions before you hit the road, especially in mountainous areas where it can change quickly.

Safety is also a priority, so wear a helmet and high-visibility vest to comply with regulations. Respect speed limits, take regular breaks and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. It’s handy to have a basic tool kit for unexpected breakdowns and keep essential documents up to date and easily accessible.

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