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Find your current status of access rights in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning (orange).
Find the current status of access rights to your desired environmental zone in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning for a driving ban (orange).

Environmental zone of Cologne

The city of Cologne decided to introduce an environmental zone in January 2007, which entered into force on the 01.01.2008.

This permanent environmental zone contains the part of the city or of the region delimited on the map. To visualize all the details of the limits for the environmental zone of Cologne and the possibilities to drive around it, please click on the interactive map.

The traffic restrictions related to the environmental zone apply since the introduction of the zone and allow vehicles equipped with the green environmental badge (EURO 4) to drive in the zone.
On 01.10.2019 the environmental zone of Cologne was enlarged, see available info in the Green-Zones app.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone Cologne – Germany
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
Type of environmental zone:
80 euros.
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The environmental zone encompasses the inner-city of Cologne and the outer districts. On the left bank of the river Rhine the zone encompasses the districts within the military ring. Excluded from the zone is the business park Ossendorf. The western districts Müngersdorf, Junkersdorf, Lövenich and Weiden are included. On the right bank of the river Rhine, the districts Buchheim, Buchforst, Deutz, Humboldt/Gremberg, Vingst, Poll as well as parts of Mülheim are included in the zone. It is delimited by the highway A4, the eastern approach road, Vingster Ring, Frankfurter Straße, Höhenberger Ring, Buchheimer Ring, Herler Ring and Bergisch Gladbacher Straße.
On 01.10.2019 the environmental zone of Cologne was enlarged. On the left bank of the Rhine, it extends to the Niehl district between Industriestraße, Niehler Damm und Bremerhavener Straße. Industriestraße, as a transit zone, is excluded from the area. On the right bank, it extends to all or part of the following districts: Stammheim, Dünnwald, Höhenhaus, Mülheim, Buchheim, Holweide, Dellbrück, Höhenberg, Merheim, Brück, Ostheim, Neubrück, Rath/Heumar.
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