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Public transport

To be cheaply and flexibly mobile in Dessau-Roßlau you can use the public transport system. The means of transportation include busses, trams and regional railway trains. Tickets can be bought at the stops. You can choose between single, day, week tickets and tickets for one year. You can enter a means of transportion only when you have purchased a valid ticket, and you must present it in case of a check. When you do not have a ticket, you must pay a fine of € 60.00. Children up to the age of six accompanied by their parents can travel free. More information is given by the Mobility Centre at the Main Railway Station and on the homepage of Dessauer Verkehrs GmbH.

For travels to other cities, you can take the trains of Deutsche Bahn and other railway companies as well as long-distance busses. Here again, you have to buy the tickets in advance before you start travelling. Step on the safety strip on the platform only after a train has stopped. Otherwise you risk to be caught by a passing train.

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Bicycle

Bicycle

Cycling is very famous in Germany. For cycling safely, you should comply with some rules of conduct. Children up to the age of 8 have to drive on the sidewalks. Until their tenth birthday they are still allowed to cycle on the walkways. All cyclist having reached the age of 11 have to drive on the traffic lane or the cyclists' track. On the traffic lane, the cyclists' track is marked by a continuous white line and the blue symbol of the cyclists' track. Cars are not allowed to drive on these tracks.

of the cyclists' track. Cars are not allowed to drive on these tracks. A bicycle must be equipped with a front and a rear lamp, breaks, a bell and four yellow spoke reflectors. Only one person shall drive on the bicycle. Small children can additionally sit on a bike, but only in a children's seat or a special trailer. Cyclists shall not cling on other vehicles. They have to comply with the same traffic regulations as car drivers. It is prohibited to use a mobile phone during cycling or to drive under the influence of alcohol. Hold both hands on the handlebar and drive one behind the other. If possible, wear a cyclist helmet. The local group of the Allgemeinen Deutschen Fahrrad-Clubs (General German Bicycle Club) offers additional information about cycling and on cyclists' meetings.

Auto

Auto

If you want to drive a car in Germany you need a valid driver's licence. Should you hold an international or foreign driving licence, please inform yourselves whether and how long it is valid in Germany. Your car must be insured by a third-party liability insurance. When you borrow a car from someone else check whether you, the driver, are insured. When you buy a car, it has to be registered with the Amt für öffentliche Sicherheit und Ordnung (Office of Public Safety and Order). All people in the car shall wear the safety belt, including the ones on the rear seats. All children under the age of 12 and shorter than 150 cm have to be secured in specific children's seats. It is prohibited to use the mobile phone while driving. You are not allowed to drive a car under the influence of alcohol.

Speed limitations are stipulated for the different types of roads. You have to comply with these limitations. Depending on the road or weather conditions you should drive more carefully and slower. Keep yourselves thoroughly informed about the traffic regulations applicable in Germany before you start driving a car. Should you be involved in an accident, secure the location of the accident by a warning triangle and render assistance, if necessary. Call the police and, if needed, the emergency rescue service under phone number 112. Remain at the location of the accident until police has arrived.