Drone Laws Germany

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Germany

German Drone Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

It is recommended. 

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Drone Laws Germany


If you are passionate drone pilot and wish to discover the beauty of Germany, you might
be informed about the rules and the laws. Each professional pilot is obliged to educate himself before take off the drone in the air. The drone laws are collected with care and intention so you can be sure the information is fresh and correct.

Main responsive authorities

The main Authority responsive for the drone flights is the 

German Federal Aviation Office (FAO)



FAO Contact Form 

+49 531 2355 115

Our advise is always to be up to date with German Drone Regulations  and latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

General Drone Laws Germany

– For flying above 100 meters you need to have permitted.

– All drone pilots might have all the time visual contact with the drone. There is an exception only in case that there is a permit for flights no higher than 30 m above the ground. It’s wight must be 250 grams Maximum.
– If the drone is more than 5kg it’s forbidden to fly at night time without a permission.
– When the drone is in range 2-5 kg you can fly it without a permit but you must have a License.
– For all flies above the territory of Germany is obligated to have an Insurance.
– The distance to any Airport must be at least 1.5 kilometers or more.
– For all drones must be provided a Badge with the owner’s ( or operator’s ) data – Name and Address.
– It’s absolutely forbidden to fly oven : Disaster areas, Prisons, Residential areas, Crowds, Some specific traffic routes, and other specified areas.

All the forbidden areas and specific zones you can find on this map


Note: Don’t forget to check it before you fly your drone!

– For all the Federal objects : highways, waterways and railways – you have to keep distance at least 100 meters.

– All the drones who have options to transfer or record acoustic, optical or radio signals – are NOT allowed. Unless in case that you have agreed officially.

– Over Nature Conservation Areas – you must NO fly. They are protected by Federal Nature Conservation Act.

We always advise the pilots to read the latest and newest Drone Laws Germany and Drone Regulations before planning and perform travel and drone flight. Be responsive to people around you and to your equipment.

Some tourist travel tips for Germany

If you travel with your drone in Germany but you want to visit also some interesting tourist places, here are some suggestions for you

Germany tourists tips

The beautiful Black Forest with its dark, densely-wooded hills is one of the most visited upland regions in all of Europe.
The Black Forest is one very interesting place. It is one of the most visited places in the hall of Europe. It is located in southwestern Germany, 160 kilometres from Pforzheim in the north and on the High Rhine in the south. With its densely-wooded hills and attractive perspectives – it is a real heaven. The river flows slowly and peaceful. On one side are the Lush valleys, on the other – Necker and Danube valleys.

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