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I'm in Germany and I want to buy a drone. Are there any weight-dependent flight restrictions?

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There's quite a good summary of the rules on the website of the federal transport department (BMVI):

https://www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/DE/Publikationen/LF/flyer-die-neue-drohnen-verordnung.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

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).
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