Minors in restaurants or in clubs

(1) Children and Adolescents below the age of 16 years shall not be present in a restaurant unless they are accompanied by a custodial person or a person with parental power or for one meal or drink between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. Adolescents as of the age of 16 years shall not be present in a restaurant between midnight and 5 a.m. unless they are accompanied by a custodial person or a person with parental power.

§ 4 of the Protection of Young Persons Act

Youngsters are only allowed to go to a restaurant or to a nightclub until 11 p.m. and they must be accompanied by a custodial person. The owners shall not accept any minor in the nightclub between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Youngsters between 16 and 18 years of age are only allowed in until midnight.

The German Law on the Protection of Young Persons stipulates that children and youngsters under 16 years are not allowed to take part in dancing events, while youngsters between 16 and 18 years old can do so until midnight without any monitoring. Other rules can apply on an exceptional basis when the events are especially organised for youngsters.

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