Required type of environmental badge in Heidelberg: 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 Heidelberg
- from 1.1. 2013 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a green environmental badge
Map of the Heidelberg low-emissions zone
Green Zone in Heidelberg, Germany
In line with Berlin and other German cities and municipalities, Heidelberg introduced a low-emissions zone in January 2013. From January 1, 2013, both German and foreign registered passenger cars and trucks can enter Heidelberg only with a valid green environmental badge. The aim of the zone is to reduce emissions and improve air quality.
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 Heidelberg
Are you going to Heidelberg by car?
From 1.1.2013, entry to Heidelberg by both German and foreign cars is permitted only on condition that a green plaque is placed on the windscreen. 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 €.
The Heidelberg low-emissions zone includes Handschuhsheim, Neuenheim, Bergheim, Altstadt (besides Stadtwald), Weststadt, Südstadt and Rohrbach (besides the Rohrbach-Süd shopping centre).
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.