Youth protection

Service Description

The following regulations apply to the protection of children and adolescents:

Alcoholic beverages:

  • 13 and under:

    • Dispensing (selling or serving) and consumption of alcoholic beverages are generally prohibited.

  • 14 and 15 years:

    Dispensing and consumption of beer, mixed beverages containing beer, sparkling wine, wine and mixed beverages containing wine are permitted if

  • a parent or guardian is present and allows it.

  • permits this.

  • 16 and 17 years of age:

    • Dispensing and consumption of beer, mixed beverages containing beer, sparkling wine, wine and mixed beverages containing wine are permitted even without supervision.

    • Dispensing and consumption of spirits and mixed drinks containing spirits remain prohibited.

  • 18 years and older:

    • Dispensing and consumption of spirits and mixed beverages containing spirits, as well as all other beverages containing alcohol, are permitted without restriction.

      Smoking:

  • under 18 years of age.

    • Children and adolescents are not allowed to smoke in public.

    • In addition, tobacco products (such as cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, electronic shishas, cigarillos, tobacco, snuff) may not be made available to them, i.e. sold.

    • Tobacco products and other products containing nicotine and their containers may not be offered to children and adolescents by mail order or given away by mail order.

    • The ban on distribution and consumption also applies to nicotine-free e-cigarettes and e-shishas.

Media

  • under 18 years of age

    • Children and adolescents may only watch films at public film events that have been released for their age.

      • "Released without age restriction"

      • "Released for ages six and up"

      • "Released from twelve years of age"

      • "Released for sixteen years and older"

      • "Not rated for young people"

    • Picture media that are not marked or are marked with "No Youth Release" may not be

      • not be offered, given or otherwise made available to a child or young person.

      • This also applies to off-premises retail and mail order sales.

  • under 12 years of age

    • In deviation from this, attendance at films released for children and adolescents aged 12 and over may also be permitted for children and adolescents aged 6 and over if they are accompanied by a person authorized to exercise custody.

  • Furthermore, attendance at public film events may only be permitted if accompanied by a person with legal guardianship or a person responsible for the child's upbringing.

    • Children under the age of six,

    • children over the age of six, if the screening ends after 8 p.m,

    • juveniles under 16 years of age, if the screening is finished after 10 pm,

    • young people over 16 years of age, if the performance is finished after 24 o'clock.

Places to stay:
Restaurants / dance venues, discotheques

  • Principle

    • How long children and adolescents are generally allowed to stay outside in the evening or whether they are allowed to stay overnight with friends is not regulated by law. This is decided by the parents.

    • Children and adolescents are generally not allowed to stay in night bars and gambling halls.

Restaurants

  • up to 15 years of age:

    • Children and adolescents under 16 years of age may only be allowed to stay in restaurants if they are accompanied by a person authorized by their guardian or legal guardian, or if they have a meal or a drink between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.

  • 16 and 17 years of age:

    • Adolescents 16 years of age and older may not be permitted to be in eating establishments between midnight and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a person authorized to have custody or a person responsible for their guardianship.

  • The above regulations do not apply if children or adolescents are attending an event organized by a recognized youth welfare organization or are traveling.

  • from the age of 18:

Staying in restaurants is allowed without restrictions.

Dance events, discotheques

  • up to 15 years:

    • Attendance at dance events and discotheques is only permitted in the company of a person authorized to have parental authority or a person responsible for the child's upbringing.

  • Deviating from this, children may be allowed to be present until 10 p.m. and young people under the age of 16 until midnight if the dance event is organized by a recognized youth welfare organization or serves artistic activities or the preservation of customs.

  • 16 and 17 years:

    • Up to 24:00 hours, the stay at dance events and in discotheques is permitted without the accompaniment of a person authorized to have custody or a person responsible for the child's upbringing.

    • From 24:00 hours on, the stay is only permitted in the company of a person authorized to have custody or a person authorized to educate.

  • 18 years and older:

The stay at dance events and in discotheques is allowed without restrictions.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Kinder- und Jugendförderung

Visiting address
Steinplatz 1
99085 Erfurt

Address
99111 Erfurt
Telephone
0361 655-4751
Fax
0361 655-4709
Opening times
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 18:00 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Friday 09:00 - 12:00
Transport connection
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Further Authorities