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Youth protection

The protection of minors is there to beware young people from difficult situations. In practice this includes age-specific regulations relating to the access to certain places, hitch-hiking, theatre, cinema and pub visits, the use of arcade/ gambling machines and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes.

The various Federal States are responsible for the specific age-related grading system. The territorial principle applies, according to which young people are subject to the regulations of the Federal State they are currently in.

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