Low emission zone Hamburg

Important!

Hamburg has two environmental zones: Hamburg Max-Brauer-Allee (NOx), Hamburg Stresemannstraße (NOx)

The Hanseatic city of Hamburg is also a federal state in Germany. With around 1.9 million inhabitants, it is the second largest city in Germany. Hamburg is the only major city that does not have a green environmental zone, but only introduced two diesel driving ban zones in Stresemannstraße and Max-Brauer-Allee on 31 May 2018.

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Hamburg Max-Brauer-Allee (NOx) - Germany

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 31-05-2018

Type of environmental zone: Permanent

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

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

Fines: 25-75 €

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.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Hamburg Stresemannstraße (NOx) - Germany

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 25-03-2019

Type of environmental zone

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: truck (N2, N3)
Weight: > 3.5 t
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-5

Fines: 25 - 75 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone covers the entire Stresemannstraße.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

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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