Owning a Vehicle in Germany

Find out how to buy or import a car or bike to Germany, plus information on registering, insuring and making it road legal once the paperwork is completed...

Whether behind the wheel of a car or motorbike, drivers in Germany must ensure that their vehicles are registered, insured and roadworthy. In this section there is detailed information on

vehicle insurance

and the compulsory roadworthiness test

, as well as details about Green Card cover

for when driving in Europe.

Thinking of bringing a car from your home country? Details on the registration, taxes and customs requirements needed to import a car or bike from inside or outside of the European Union can be found right here.

In the market for a car? Understand the processes and paperwork involved in

buying a new car

in Germany, as well as details on how to go about the private sale or purchase and re-registering of a

second-hand used car.