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Environmental Zone Hamburg (blue) - 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 22-09-2018.

There is no warning.

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.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

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

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
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.
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.
You are currently allowed to drive.
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 currently 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.
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’re currently not allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

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

The above overview shows the current status of access rights in the zone. Click on the calendar symbol and choose the date of entry into effect of the zone to find out about the status. However, petrol vehicle with a green badge (4) can drive inside the zone beginning from 31.05.2018 at any time.

The environmental zone of Hamburg (blue)

On 28.02.2018, the city of Hamburg introduced diesel driving bans in parts of the street Max-Bauer-Straße and the whole street Stresemannstraße.
As of 31.05.2018, diesel vehicles and trucks which do not fulfil the EURO 6 standard will be banned from these two streets.
As an exception, it is stipulated that the prohibition applies only to trucks on Stresemannstrasse and not to passenger cars yet.

Following the Federal Administrative Court’s decision on 27.02.2018, diesel driving restrictions can be legally imposed by German cities and municipalities.
Individual streets or whole areas can become diesel restriction zones. These diesel restriction zones (blue zones) can affect different EURO standards and vehicle types and can even be time-limited.

Hamburg is the first city in Germany fighting against nitrogen oxides with the imposition of diesel driving restrictions.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone Hamburg (blue) - Germany
Date of announcement of the zone:
28-02-2018
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
31-05-2018
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 31-05-2018:
Class 5 and Class 6  (cleanest class = 6).
Future restrictions planned for badge classes:
Probably. See point Special features.
Not allowed to drive (temporarily):
Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently):
N1, N2 and N3 trucks and M2, M3 busses that do not fulfil the Euro 6 emission standard as well as M1 cars and campers <3,5 t that do not fulfil the Euro 6 emission standard.
Fines:
25-75euros.
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The environmental zone comprises a 600-metre section of the road Max-Brauer-Allee between Julius-Leber-Straße and Holstenstraße, as well as the entire street Stresemannstraße.
Special features:
Currently, the driving restrictions in the blue zones of Hamburg do not apply to petrol vehicles. In the area of Stresemannstraße, only diesel trucks with EURO emission standards 0-5 are affected by the driving ban, cars (diesel/petrol) may still drive through without any restriction.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions:
Information currently unavailable
Attention:
The introduction of a blue environmental badge (light /dark blue) has not yet been legally adopted. For this reason, it has not yet been decided which colours and EURO emission standards will receive the blue badge. The representation of the blue environmental zones, their limits, as well as their date of entry into effect, show the current state of knowledge.