Required type of environmental badge in Cologne: 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 Cologne
- From 1. 1. 2008 – entry allowed with red, yellow or green environmental badge
- From 1. 7. 2014 – entry allowed only with green environmental badge
Environmental Zone Cologne Map
Green Zone in Cologne, Germany
Cologne was, along with Berlin and other cities (in particular Hannover and Munich), one of the first cities in Germany to introduce environmental zones. They became valid on the 1.1. 2008, from which date only vehicles with a red, yellow or green sticker were allowed to enter. Gradually, however, the entry of less environmentally friendly cars became banned, and so since 1. 7. 2014, only vehicles with a green badge have been allowed to enter the city. If you do not have an environmental sticker, you will have to bypass the city and you will needlessly lose a lot of time.
In the section Validity of Environmental Badges you can simply check out which German cities you can enter without environmental badge.