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Environmental Zone Cologne – Germany

Fine particles, nitrogen oxide and ozone have an influence on the validity of the vignettes.
You can inform yourself here about the current and future validity status of the vignettes.

Validity of the badges today, the 18-09-2018.

There is no warning.

Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
The entry into the zone is forbidden.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive within the zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
The entry into the zone is forbidden.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.

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.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone Cologne – Germany
Date of announcement of the zone:
01-01-2007
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
01-01-2008
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent
Current obligation to drive with a badge:
Car (M1), Motor home (M1), Heavy motor home (M1), Minibus (M2), Coach (M3), Van (N1), Delivery truck (N2), Light truck (N2) and Heavy truck (N3)
Badge classes allowed after 01-01-2008:
Class 4 (cleanest class = 4).
Future restrictions planned for badge classes:
Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (temporarily):
Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently):
Trucks of types N1, N2 and N3 and busses of types M2 and M3 that do not fulfill Euro Norm 4 as well as cars and mobile homes <3,5 t of type M1 that do not fulfill the Euro Norm 4.
Fines:
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.
Special features:
None.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions:
Vehicle registration office: kfz-zulassung@stadt-koeln.de; Phone: 0221/221-26635, -26692.
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