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Speed-Limits

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Höchstgeschwindigkeiten in unterschiedlichen Gebieten
 In townsOutside townsExpresswaysMotorways
Mopeds
Motorised bicycles
Moped cars
~ 28 mph
[45 km/h]
~ 28 mph
[45 km/h]
Motor bikes
Motor vehicles 
with a permissible maximum weight of up to 3.500 kg
~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
~ 80 mph
[130 km/h]
Motor vehicles with a permissible maximum weight of up to 3.500 kg with a light trailer 
(categoryGerman text B driving licence)
~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
Motor vehicles with a permissible maximum weight of up to 3.500 kg with all trailers if the total weight of both vehicles does not exceed 3.500 kg (categoryGerman text B driving licence)~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
~ 50 mph
[80 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]

Motor vehicles with a permissible maximum weight of up to 3.500 kg with all trailers which correspond with those mentioned in the data sheet of the vehicle (categoryGerman text BE driving licence)

~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
~ 44 mph
[70 km/h]
~ 50 mph
[80 km/h]
~ 50 mph
[80 km/h]
Motor vehicles with a permissible maximum weight exceeding 3.500 kg – also when using a trailer 
(categoryGerman text C driving licence)
~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
~ 44 mph
[70 km/h]
~ 50 mph
[80 km/h]
~ 50 mph
[80 km/h]
Omnibuses (except articulated buses)~ 31 mph [50 km/h]~ 50 mph [80 km/h]~ 62 mph [100 km/h]~ 62 mph [100 km/h]
Motor vehicles and trailers with spike tyres~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
~ 50 mph
[80 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
~ 62 mph
[100 km/h]
Motor vehicles and trailers with snow chains~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
recommended
~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
recommended
~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
recommended
~ 31 mph
[50 km/h]
recommended
Towing with a rope, a bar, a towing dolly or a salvage crane~ 25 mph
[40 km/h]
~ 25 mph
[40 km/h]
~ 25 mph
[40 km/h] to
the next
junction
~ 25 mph
[40 km/h] to the next
exit

There are several other regulations concerning speed-limits in addition to the ones aforementioned, for example a limit of ~ 37 mph [60 km/h] for drivers of certain trucks during the night

German text or the Verordnung über Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkungen auf bestimmten Autobahnen zur Nachtzeit.
Last update: 28.10.2016
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Approved by
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

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