Eine ganz tolle Fahrschule mit viel Herz und ganz viel Geduld.
Es wird einem alles sehr gut erläutert, alle Fragen beantwortet und es ist eine sehr herzliche Atmosphäre. Die Fahrlehrer sind alle ehrgeizig mit den Schülern und trimmen einen wirklich zu Bestleistungen! Ihr habt ganz großartige Leistung erbracht! Hier kann man die Prüfung wirklich schon beim ersten Mal bestehen, die Fahrlehrer holen alles aus einem raus!
Vielen Dank für all die helfenden Hände und die große Geduld die ihr mit mir hattet! Ich kann euch nur empfehlen!
As a background, I am Indian driver and moved to Germany permanently. I drove various cars in total close to 100,000 kms back in India over 14 years without any issues. Let start from scratch about thinking of taking Driving license in Germany , from my perspective - it was easy to get through here. However, with various people's scary experiences - I got scared with overall toughness of theory exams, driving licenses and finally driving test. I visited IBF and met with Mr. Mesut(owner of IBF), I explained my experience and scary experiences shared by others to me. Mr. Mesut smiled and told yes it is difficult but not that difficult that can not be cleared in 1st attempt. I just followed his advices how to crack theory exams, worked hard and cleared theory exam with IBF's provided app in 1st attempt. Now, real fear starts when you start driving behind steering on Berlin confusing roads. With Mr. Mesut's teaching style and such micro level details explained in such a calm, professional and respectful ways that I have become fan of Mr. Mesut. With his instructions and teaching I cleared my practical exam also in 1st attempt. I would highly recommend IBF and very thankful to entire IBF team for their cooperation, learning methodology and support extended. Must go and get all support for your German DL. I will make sure to recommend all my friends to IBF only!!!
I hold an American driver's license and took optional driving hours at this school in order to pass the practical exam, and convert my US driver's license to a German one. Overall, I had quite a good experience with this school.
Even though I can speak German, I was surprised at the professional level of English my instructor spoke. He also had good knowledge of the driving rules of my country, which I didn't expect. These two factors allowed us to have more meaningful conversations about driving theory. I really enjoyed the driving hours because I was learning so much, even though (technically) I already knew how to drive.
I went into the lessons hoping to pass the practical exam as soon as I could, but spending the time going through all the possible road scenarios made me realize that I needed the extra time to prepare myself for the German nuances of driving so that I and everyone who crosses my path (sometimes literally) stay safe. Because of this experience, I recommend to all my non-German friends to take some hours before they start regularly driving here, even if not required. It doesn't cost much in the scheme of your entire driving life, and you will unlearn bad habits while getting Berlin-specific driving tips.
Some other notable points (especially for non-Germans):
* The vehicles I drove during my lessons were modern and in good condition.
* I recommend contacting this school first by email to work out their availability and your timeline / bureaucratic situation.
* Driving hours should be booked well ahead of time (over the phone is best) if you are on a tight schedule. This school is highly sought after, and they are cranking people through. If you don't take initiative, you might have some weeks without a lesson.
* The driving tests in Germany are part formal, part casual. Read some forums to get an idea of how they work. Know how you perform under pressure, and advocate for the environment you like to test in. For example, how much feedback/criticism do you like in the hour before your test? Do you like it when the instructor and tester chit-chat together during the test? These things are common here, but it might be something you're not used to.