I have a UK driving license that is valid until 2027. The license indicates that I originally passed my test in The Netherlands. Normally, EU licenses are not exchanged before they expire (source). However, I would like to exchange my UK license now, because I am worried that Brexit may complicate the bureaucracy involved. Is such an exchange possible?
Yes. The advice from UK government is that holders of UK driving licenses who live in Germany should exchange their driving licenses before 29th March
Linked from there is advice from the German government:
Section 2.4 of that document says:
Even without a special reason, you may exchange your valid foreign driving licence for a German driving licence at any time.
When I moved to live in Germany, I had to change my Latvians (EU) drivers licence and get German drivers licence. Even if both countries are in EU and my drivers licences due time was in 8 years. I guess it is related to speed and parking tickets, and penalty points.
Exchange procedure was extremely simple - eye test and first aid training.
So if you live in Germany - get German drivers licence.