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
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.