Low emission zone Erfurt


Erfurt has an environmental zone: Erfurt (green)

With a good 214,000 inhabitants, the state capital is also the largest city in Thuringia. The environmental zone, which started on 01.01.2012, affects a large part of the city area. Only vehicles with a green environmental sticker are allowed to enter the permanently valid zone.

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Erfurt – Germany

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-01-2012

Type of environmental zone: Permanent

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): The low emission zone has no longer been active since 07.05.2021. Currently, everyone is allowed to drive in again.

Fines: 80 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone encompasses major parts of the city delimited by the following streets: Straße der Nationen, Mittelhäuser Straße, Dieselstraße, Am Kühlhaus, Am alten Nordhäuser Bahnhof, Am Herrenberg, Kranichfelder Straße, Werner -Seelenbinder-Straße, Alfred-Hess-Straße, Hannoversche Straße.

Special features: Retrofitting allowed: yes (PM)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Road and traffic authority of the city administration Erfurt at the civil engineering and traffic department: ausnahmegenehmigung.umweltzone@erfurt.de; Phone: 0361/655-4339.

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.

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.

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

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