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Child and youth protection

Is it allowed to sell spirits to children/teens?

 

Vienna:
It is prohibited to consume alcoholic beverage under 18 years of age in schools. It is forbidden to sell alcoholic products topersons under 16 years of age. A person under 16 years of age must not consume alcoholic beverage in public.      

Burgenland:
A person under 16 years of age is not allowed to buy, consume or possess alcoholic products. Serving or Offering alcoholic products to persons under 16 years of age is prohibited.      

Lower Austria:
A person under 16 years of age is not allowed to buy, possess or consume alcoholic beverages in public (as well as cocktails and alcopops). Serving alcoholic products to a person under 16 years of age is prohibited.      

Styria:
It is forbidden up to 16 years of age. From 16 years old a person is allowed to consum alcoholic beverages above 14 volume percent. Serving and selling alcoholic products to a person under 16 years of age is prohibited.

Carinthia:
Young persons from 16 years of age may not drink spirits or mixed drinks containing spirits, whether ready-made (e.g. alcopops) or self-produced. In all cases, young persons from 16 years of age may only drink alcoholic beverages up to a volume assuring that their blood alcohol content is less than 0.5 pro mille or their breath alcohol content is less than 0.25 mg per l. Children may also not be sold any alcoholic beverages which they are not permitted to consume.    

Upper Austria:
A person under 16 years of age is not allowed to buy and consume alcoholic products. From 16 years old a person must not consum spirits and cocktails. The excessive consumption of alcohol is prohibited as well. These ban applys also for powdery alcoholic products, alcoholic pastes or similar beverages. Serving and selling alcoholic products to children and young people under 16 years of age is prohibited.      

Salzburg:
A person under 16 years of age is not allowed to buy, consume or possess alcoholic products. From 16 years old a person must not consum, possess and buy cocktails, spirits and alcopops. Alcoholic beverages must not consume until the obiviously state of intoxication. Serving and selling alcoholic products to children and young people under 16 years of age is prohibited.      

Tyrol:
Children and young people under 16 years of age are not allowed to buy and possess alcoholic beverages in public. From 16 years old a person must not consum, possess and buy cocktails, spirits and alcopops. Serving and selling alcoholic products to children and young people under 16 years of age is prohibited.      

Vorarlberg:
Children and young people under 16 years of age are not allowed to buy, consume and possess alcoholic beverages in public. From 16 years old a person must not consum, possess and buy cocktails, spirits and alcopops. The excessive consumption of alcohol is prohibited as well.
Serving and selling alcoholic products to children and young people under 16 years of age is prohibited.

Germany:

Drinks containing spirits must not be given to minors, other alcoholic beverages should not be given to young people under the age of 16 (§ 9 JuSchG)

Alcoholic drinks

(1) In restaurants, sales points or otherwise in the public

1. spirits, drinks containing spirits or foods containing not only a small quantity of spirits, to children and adolescents,

2. other alcoholic beverages to children and adolescents under 16 years of age are not allowed or allowed to be consumed.

(2) Paragraph 1 No. 2 shall not apply if young people are accompanied by a person entitled to care.

(3) Alcoholic beverages may not be offered to the general public in machines. This does not apply if an automat

(1) placed on a place inaccessible to children and young people;

2. placed in a commercial space and ensured by technical devices or by constant supervision that children and young people can not take alcoholic beverages.

Section 20 (1) of the Act on the Catering Act shall remain unaffected.

(4) Alcohol-containing sweet drinks within the meaning of section 1 (2) and (3) of the Alkopopsteuergesetz may be marketed commercially only with the reference "Submission to persons under 18 years of age, § 9 Jugendschutzgesetz". This note shall be kept on the prepackage in the same font and in the same size and color as the trade names or phantasies or, as far as not available, such as the trade name and bottles on the front label.

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