Question: How old do Germans have to be to get married?

At the time, the chances that the law would protect underage children from forced marriage looked good, with the new law setting the legal age for marriage in Germany at 18.

What is the minimum age for marriage in Germany?

18 years In 2017, Germany adopted the Act to Combat Child Marriage(1). It is designed to protect young girls and women from being forced into arranged marriages against their will. This law sets the minimum age for marriage at 18 years, without exception.

At what age do German girls get married?

In 2019, the average marriage age of unmarried women in Germany was 32.2 years .Average age of marriage among unmarried women in Germany from 1991 to 2019.CharacteristicAverage marriage age1832.11731.71631.51531.29 more rows

Can you get married at 17 in Germany?

The German parliament passed a law ending child marriage late on Thursday night, officially raising the marriageable age to 18. The new law officially makes 18 the minimum age for marriage. Previously, 16-year-olds were allowed to marry adults in certain cases with court permission.

Per Germanys Youth Protection Act, beer, wine and wine-like beverages may not be sold to children and young people under the age of 16. The legal drinking age for spirits is 18.

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