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Munich’s low emission zone

Beginning October 1, 2008, the capital city of Munich introduced a low emissions zone. On October 1, 2010 even stricter rules came into effect.

Only cars with green stickers are allowed to drive within the city center, defined as inside the Mittlerer Ring. Cars with yellow and red stickers are forbidden in this area. Beginning January 1, 2011, infractions are fined €40 and drivers receive a point in the Flensburg register.

An additional step beginning in October 2012 will only allow cars with a green sticker into the city center. Please note that the Mittlere Ring itself is not part of the low emission zone.

In collaboration with DEKRA, we offer a service to get the necessary fine particles sticker for a fee. Please contact:

DEKRA Automobil GmbH
Außenstelle München-Ost
Karl-Schmid-Str. 16
81829 München
Tel. +49 89 420070
Fax. +49 89 42007145

Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri.: 7:30 – 18:00
Thu.: 7:30 – 20.00
Sat.: 8:00 – 12:00

Current information about Munich’s low emission zone

Munich’s ban on through-traffic trucks

Under Munich’s clean air initiative that went info effect on February 1, 2008 there is a ban on the through traffic of trucks weighing more than 3.5 tonnes. The barrier concept diverts through-traffic trucks to the A99 freeway, which generally alleviates traffic jams at the city limits. Instead, traffic is diverted and rerouted via warning signs in outlying areas (Sign 253 of the StVO, the German traffic regulations, with the words "Lieferverkehr frei", delivery vehicles permitted), and with detour signs to the nearest freeway.

Effects on trade fair deliveries

Delivery trucks with origin from or destination to Munich are excluded from the ban. This means that deliveries to and from the Munich trade fair are not affected.

However, trucks with destinations outside of Munich are not permitted to take the A94 towards Munich when leaving the trade fair. Doing so would make them through-traffic, which is prohibited.