EU driving licence
|1||Motorhomes up to a permissible total weight (zGG) of 3,500 kg. Passenger car/caravan combinations up to 3,500 kg zGG.|
|2||Passenger car/caravan combinations of 4,250 kg zGG.
|3||Passenger car/caravan combinations up to 7,000 kg zGG. Towing vehicle and caravan each not heavier than 3,500 kg zGG.|
|4||Motorhomes with a zGG of more than 3,500 kg and not heavier than 7,500 kg.|
|5||Class 3 (acquired before 1999). All vehicle categories B, B96, BE and C1 listed above are covered by the old category 3 driving licence.|
On 19 January 2013, significant changes in driving licence law also came into force for caravan drivers. For example, the driving licence class B currently in force will be changed in two caravan-friendly ways. On the one hand, the trailer regulation for the driving licence class B has been simplified. For example, the normal driving licence class B already entitles the holder to tow trailers, including caravans, with an unlimited total weight if the permissible total mass of the vehicle-caravan-combination does not exceed 3.5 tonnes.
On the other hand, the B96 driving licence comes into force. It can be used to move vehicle-caravan combinations up to a permissible total mass of 4.25 tonnes. For the acquisition of a driving licence class B, it is sufficient for holders to take part in a one-day driving training course; an exam is not necessary.
Further information is available here: http://www.caravaning-info.de/praxistipps/fuehrerschein.html