Low emission zone Berlin

Important!

Berlin has 2 environmental zones: Berlin (green), Berlin (NOx)

The capital and at the same time partly sovereign member state of Germany was one of the first cities to introduce an environmental zone on 01.01.2008. In the 892 km² city, the environmental zone only affects the city centre within the inner S-Bahn ring. In addition, some streets were closed to diesel vehicles of the Euronorm 0-5 on 22 November 2019.

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Berlin – Germany

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-01-2008

Type of environmental zone: Permanent

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 fulfil Euro Norm 4 as well as cars and mobile homes <3,5 t of type M1 that do not fulfil the Euro Norm 4.

Fines: 80 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zones encompasses the inner-city of Berlin which includes the area within the S-Bahn ring ( the dog's head ).

Special features: Due to the decision of the administrative court of Stuttgart on July 27th, 2017, a traffic restriction to Diesel vehicles is expected for 2018: Complementary information regarding the zones and types of Diesel vehicles that will be concerned will be communicated later on.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Senate administration for environment, traffic and climate change: umweltzone@senuvk.berlin.de; Phone: 030/9025-2341.

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Berlin (NOx) – Germany

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 21-05-2019

Type of environmental zone

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: car, camper (M1), bus (M2, M3), van (N1), truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-5

Fines: 20 € - 75 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The zone concerns the following roads:
Leipziger Straße, Alt-Moabit, Hermanstraße, Silbersteinstraße.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr und Klimaschutz: umweltzone@senuvk.berlin.de; Telefon: 030/9025-2341.

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Environmental zone (green)

Do I need stickers or registrations?

To enter an environmental zone, each vehicle concerned requires a valid green environmental sticker. Otherwise, a fine of 80 euros plus 25 euros processing fee is to be expected.

The green environmental zone can be recognized by the traffic signs 270.1 and 270.2.

In front of each zone there is the sign 270.1 with an additional sign for the permitted sticker.
The end of the low emission zone is shown by the sign 270.2.


In our Green Zones App we have a detailed map of each low emission zone. So you can easily see the boundaries and avoid penalties.

Yes, a lot of them. With over 80 different environmental zones, Germany has one of the most in Europe.


In our Green Zones App we have gathered together all the low emission zones in Europe and presented them clearly.

Diesel driving bans (NOx)

Do I need stickers or registrations?

Currently, no sticker or registration is required for the diesel driving bans. However, there are considerations and plans to introduce a blue sticker. Even without a sticker, it is essential that the European standards and rules are observed in order to avoid penalties. Otherwise a fine of 25 -75 Euro plus handling fee is to be expected.

For the diesel driving ban zones, traffic signs No. 251 "Ban on motor vehicles" and/or No. 253 "Ban on motor vehicles over 3.5 t" with an addition for diesel vehicles "Diesel up to Euro 5/V" will be used. Petrol vehicles may also be affected. This is indicated by the additional sign "Petrol up to Euro 2/II".


In our Green Zones app we have a detailed map of each low emission zone. So you can easily see the boundaries and avoid penalties.

Yes, a lot of them. With over 80 different environmental zones, Germany has one of the most in Europe.


In our Green Zones App we have gathered together all the low emission zones in Europe and presented them clearly.

Electric cars

Is there a sticker for electric cars?

Yes! However, the sticker for electric vehicles is not intended for everyone. If the vehicle is registered in Germany, the last character on the license plate can be an "E". However, if the vehicle is registered abroad, an electric sticker (E-sticker) is required.

The E-sticker gives you various advantages. Depending on the municipality, there are various advantages, such as the use of bus lanes, free parking on the road and at electricity charging points, as well as the possible use of otherwise closed roads.

Yes, every car, no matter whether it is being driven on with petrol, diesel or electricity, requires a green environmental sticker according to the law. The E-sticker also entitles you to additional advantages over non-electric vehicles. The 35th BImSchV does not provide a separate paragraph for electric vehicles, which regulates them as an exception. Therefore: If an electric vehicle drives into a green environmental zone without a green sticker, a fine of 80 € + approx. 25 € handling fee must be expected.

Good to know...

All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.


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