Article 2: Personal Freedoms

"Every person shall have the right to free development of his personality insofar as he does not violate the rights of others or offend against the constitutional order or the moral law. -Every person shall have the right to life and physical integrity. Freedom of the person shall be inviolable. These rights may be interfered with only pursuant to a law."

According to this article, everyone in Germany is entitled to freedom and can live as he or she desires. One can get tattooed, listen to any type of music, and live life in his/her own way.

However, nobody can live their lives in a way that violates the rights of others or break the laws. For instance, smokers are free to smoke at home, but they may be prohibited from doing so at the train station because that would violate the right of others to clean air. Article 2 also asserts that no one is allowed to kill or injure another individual.