Required type of environmental badge in Aachen: green
You can learn more information about types of environmental badges in the section Types of Environmental Badges.
The date of introduction of the environmental zones in Aachen
- From 1.5. 2018 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a green environmental badge
Map of the Aachen low-emissions zone
Green Zone in Aachen, Germany
For the first time, the low-emissions zone came into force in Aachen in February 2016. In this transition period, different conditions applied to diesel cars than to petrol cars. From 1.5. 2018, German and foreign drivers can only enter with a valid green sticker placed on the car's windscreen.
Which types of vehicles are affected?
The obligation to own the environmental badge applies to both German and foreign passenger cars (M1); motorhomes (M1); heavy campers (M1); minibuses (M2); buses (M3); small transporters (N1); transporters (N2); trucks (N2); and heavy goods vehicles (N3).
Driving in Aachen
Are you going to Aachen by car?
From 1.5. 2018, all drivers need a green plaque to enter Aachen. Entrance is therefore allowed only to vehicles that produce a minimum level of air pollution that falls under the Euro 4 (diesel) or Euro 1 (petrol) emissions classes.
Failure to comply with these rules is punished in Germany with a fine of 80 €.
Aachen falls into the large low-emissions zone of the Rhineland, as do other large German cities such as Dortmund, Herten, Bochum and Oberhausen. The Aachen environmental zone itself includes the entire city, with the exception of highway 544, which ends at the Europa-Platz roundabout.
Furthermore, the green environmental badge allows you to enter most large German cities, including Berlin, Hannover, Leipzig and Cologne.
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.