Changes to the stickers on German number plates

Emissions test sticker, expires September 2010If you have ever taken a closer look at a German number plate, then you might have been curious as to what the coloured discs mean, that are stuck onto it.

I’ve answered this question previously in a podcast.  The discs are called “Plaketten”. They show the date of the next M.O.T. (TÜV) and, until recently, the date of the next emissions test.

However, that changed at the beginning of this year, and now both are combined into just one sticker. [Read more…]

Buying and registering a car

Today in the Monday Podcast we talk about buying and registering cars in Germany.

In particular we discuss which paperwork is needed and the procedures involved, based on our own experiences.

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German Words Explained: Die Zulassungsstelle

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