verification is middle ground (ie more than nothing and less than asking for passports).I wouldn't recommend netcup to anyone, their are so paranoid about the verification and the cancel terms are so bad.
cancel terms are at best shady and at worst duplicitous..
31 day cancellation term means that, in affect, their monthly term lasts for two months.
20Euro 'upgrade admin' fee which is frankly ludicrous.
HOWEVER, if you're smart you can 'test' for 14 days then use the snapshot export to ul/dl the image snap offsite.Then you're able to use said snapshot in any new(same OS) vps you use.
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION - their hardware quality/$ ratio is unbeatable ANYWHERE on the interwebs.