I'm in Germany and I want to buy a drone. Are there any weight-dependent flight restrictions?
There's quite a good summary of the rules on the website of the federal transport department (BMVI):
It appears, that there are these restrictions:
- For everything < 250g no additional restrictions apply. It's still not allowed to fly at certain places (parliament, airports, ...) and you must stay below 100 m and you must always be able to see the drone.
- For everything > 250g you need to label your drone with your name and address
- For everything > 2kg you need to participate in some governmental training and have a proof of ability
- For everything > 5kg you need special permission from the state aviation department (Landesluftfahrtbehörde).