Can anyone tell me how to go about learning to drive in Germany?
Its been some time but lets remember.
I think it all starts by going to a driving school where they set up all the formalities. Obviously you should have a nice photo of yourself with you and your passport i guess. Oh and bringing money might be a good idea.
You will get the info that you wont be able to take the course without doing a first aid course. They usually provide you with a place where you can do it.
If that is all done you dont start to drive a car. You start by going to school, like in the good ol days. If its a good school they wont let you near the test papers for a while and all you are doing will be listening to the driving instructor going on about various rules often accompanied by movie clips and whatnot.
Also iam german so i obviously took my test and everything involved in german. You might think that you wont be able to do it in german but let me tell you this. Iam from the Ruhrpott, i have seen turkish women passing the tests(theory and practical) without understanding a single german word. They all learned at home and got everything translated into turkish by their kids i guess.
But i think that english material should be available. Perhaps there are even driving schools catering to foreigners.
If you regularly go to the driving school and do the test papers you will pass the test. Its really not that difficult.
Also dont be an idiot and apply for an automatic transmission drivers license. If the police catch you driving a manual without a proper(one might say real) drivers license its going to be bad.