Alcohol is legal in Germany, and many people here particularly love beer and wine. The traditional place for drinking alcohol with friends is the local "Kneipe," Germany's equivalent of a bar or pub. Drinking is a part of daily life for many adults, and many drink alcohol in celebrations and parties. In some public places, there are "No Drinking" signs, which means drinking alcohol is not allowed there. According to German law, children under 14 are not permitted to consume alcohol. A 14- or 15-year-old can only drink if accomanied by a parent. Selling alcohol to children under 16 is illegal. Children older than 16 can buy wine or beer, but you can only buy/drink beverages with higher percentages of alcohol, i.e. hard liquor, only if you are older than 18. Here you can find out more about youth protection regulations.
In Germany, it is illegal to drive a car or ride a bike under the influence of alcohol, i.e. if you have more than 0,5 percent alcohol in your blood. Otherwise, you might face a fine or lose your driving license. Read more here.