What is needed to fly drones in Germany? Summary of the laws!

What is needed to fly drones in Germany? Summary of the laws!

Since January 2021 the common law of the European Union for drone operators came into force. As Germany is affected by it there are a few restrictions to consider. In this video we explain the most important rules!

A2 Licence in english:

LBA registration (in German):

Map2Fly online:

§21h LuftVO (in German):

More detailed information on our website:


  1. Julius am Mittag on April 18, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Schön mal ein Video auf Englisch zu sehen. Das ist eine gute Übung für den Englischunterricht. Gerne sehe ich auch noch mehr Videos auf Englisch.

    Weiter so

  2. Thiago da Cunha on April 18, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Hi, I still don’t understand something. If I want video footage with the DJI mini 2 in Munich or Berlin, apart from the registration number and insurance, do I need anything else? I will fly below 50 meters and away from people. Thanks..!

  3. bildnagel-de on April 18, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    :-))))) Nice in English! Make it ever!

  4. Sam Joubert on April 18, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Hi U rob
    Im planing to spend about a week in Germany next year on a tour with friends. Im in South Africa….how do i regester my Air 2s and get the A1 and A3 license?

  5. Punacha on April 18, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Hello Josef, Thank you for details. Do I need to take any pilot lessons or tests to operate a small drone within 250grams ? I understand that license means just registration of the drone.

  6. Matt Kelly on April 18, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Hey Josef, you trained me in July, well done doing that in english. keep up the good work.

  7. The OG Golfer on April 18, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Hi, I am still slightly confused about one issue. Once I have my insurance, and registration, can I fly my DJI Mini 2 (under 250g) over my town? I understand I can not fly over normal private property, but what about 75m high over my town centre? Thank you if you can help me!!!

  8. Peter Mikhail on April 18, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Hi. I’m a tourist from Egypt. I’ve followed all the required steps, only I cannot find an insurance company that accepts issuing policies for a non-EU person, what should I do now?

  9. Curiousart42 on April 18, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks very much for this information. I’m visiting Germany soon and want to take Air 2s weighs about 595 grams. In addition to LBA registration, and insurance, please help with these questions:
    Are the A1/A3 two separate exams or a combined?
    My plan is to fly near some museums if possible and with permission. Which exam do I need to take?
    If I take the exam in an English speaking country, the result is applicable in Germany, right?
    Apart from these exams, insurance and registration, is there anything else I need to operate legally in Germany?
    Lastly: is the A1/A3 a license or certification?

    Thanks again, have a calm and productive day.

  10. Debaditya Kashyap on April 18, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    I want to buy a Mavic mini 2, can you kindly let me know everything about it?

  11. Mollinic Van louw on April 18, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Hi… I am based in NRW and I would like to start flying and owning drone mostly hobby or when on holidays overseas…i have my eye on the dji air 2s but in munster I don’t see any green areas to fly…what is my options here?.

  12. G Mack on April 18, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    good English appreciate the video from an American living in Germany

  13. Dave Bond on April 18, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    I just moved to Germany for the military, in the US I have my FAA part 107 drone license. Will that transfer over to here, can it be converted, or do I need something completely different? I will be living here for about 5 years if that makes a difference.

  14. Drone stuff on April 18, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Droniq and DJI Safe Fly show different information when it comes to "allowed to fly places". Which one is correct?

  15. Brian K Lembuss Kirwa on April 18, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Hi, thank you so much for the video. I’m a drone pilot licensed by the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority and I moved to Munich in October 2021. What do I need to do in order to legally fly my drone? I also do small builds for myself so is it legal to fly them?

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