Driving licence categories 01.01.1999 to 18.01.2013 - valid throughout the EU
|Type of vehicle||further conditions||Minimum age*|
(A 1, M)
Motorbikes are restricted during the first 2 years:
Light motorbikes: up to 125 cc engine capacity and up to 11 kW power output
(M, S, L)
three- and four-wheeled motor vehicles up to 3,500 kg,
more than 3,500 kg, up to 8 seats (+ driver's seat)
+ trailer up to 750 kg, previous possession class B
up to 7,500 kg, up to 8 seats (+ driver's seat) + trailer up to 750 kg, previous ownership class B
more than 8 seats (+ driver's seat) + trailer up to 750 kg, previous possession class B
9 to 16 seats (+ driver's seat) + trailer up to 750 kg, previous ownership class B
Driving licence classes - only valid in Germany
|further conditions||Minimum age*|
Two-wheeled mopeds and bicycles with auxiliary motor (moped, mokick)
three-wheeled mopeds and four-wheeled light motor vehicles up to 350 kg
(M, S, L)
* The values in brackets for the minimum age refer to the training occupation "professional driver" or comparable occupations (see § 10 Driving Licence Ordinance). For category B, accompanied driving is also possible from the age of 17 (see § 48a of the Driving Licence Ordinance).
- The weights are the permissible total weight, for class S the unladen weight.
- The new driving licence classes at the time of conversion are listed in Annex 3 of the Driving Licence Ordinance.
Vested rights from the previous classes are retained. There are also the additional rights from the comparable new classes from 19.01.2013 without exchanging the driving licence.