Required type of environmental badge in Karlsruhe: green
You can learn more information about types of environmental badges in the section Types of Environmental Badges.
The date of introduction of environmental zones in Karlsruhe
- From 1.1. 2009 – entry allowed with red, yellow or green environmental badge
- From 1.1. 2012 – entry allowed with yellow or green environmental badge
- From 1.1. 2013 – entry allowed only with green environmental badge
Environmental Zone Karlsruhe Map
Green Zone in Karlsruhe, Germany
The city of Karlsruhe introduced the environmental zones in 2009, a year later than did the capital city of Berlin. While between 2009 and 2011 it was possible to travel to Karlsruhe with a red, yellow or green sticker, from 1 January, 2012, the city began to require a yellow or green sticker. Following the pattern of other German cities, Karlsruhe continued to tighten the conditions, and exclusively a green badge has been needed to enter the city since 2013.
Driving in Karlsruhe
Are you going to Karlsruhe by car?
From 1. 3. 2013, all drivers need a green badge to enter Karlsruhe. Entrance is therefore allowed only to vehicles with a minimum level of air pollution that falls under the Euro 4 and Euro 1 emissions classes for diesel and petrol, respectively. Failure to comply with these rules is punished in Germany with a fine of 80 euros. The low-emissions zone of Karlsruhe includes the entire city centre and the adjacent areas.
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.
In the section Validity of Environmental Badges you can simply check out which German cities you can enter without environmental badge.