Top tips for driving in Germany

Bags packed? Check. Excitement levels at fever pitch? Check. Ready to hit the open road? You sure? There are some important things to remember about driving abroad, but don’t worry, because this handy guide should provide the info you need to stay on the right side of the law.

Emergency number 112 is the European version of 999. Only to be used in times of severe distress.

My car has broken down

If things do go wrong, don’t panic. A few phrases (along with our helpful diagram) should ensure you get the message across:

My car has broken down diagram

Three more useful phrases:

Do you speak English? Sprechen Sie Englisch?
I am lost! Ich habe mich verfahren!
Can you send me a mechanic/breakdown van Können Sie mir einen Mechaniker/Abschleppwagen rufen?


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