Environmental Zone Essen

Required type of environmental badge in Essen: green

Green Badge Bremen


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 Essen

  • From 1.10. 2008 – entry allowed with red, yellow or green environmental badge
  • From 1.1. 2013 – entry allowed with yellow or green environmental badge
  • From 1.7. 2014 – entry allowed only with green environmental badge


Environmental Zone Essen Map


Green Zone in Essen, Germany
In 2008, environmental zones were introduced in Essen as well as in Bonn. Both cities jointly tightened the rules for entrance into the city, in order to maintain a peaceful and clean environment. From 1. 10. 2008, only vehicles with a red, yellow or green badge were able to enter the city, and from 1.1. 2013 only those with a yellow or green sticker. Two years later, on 1.7. 2014, the city excluded cars with a yellow sticker and thus only the most environmentally friendly vehicles have since been allowed to enter the city.


In the section Validity of Environmental Badges you can simply check out which German cities you can enter without environmental badge.


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