Required type of environmental badge in Mainz and Wiesbaden: 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 Mainz and Wiesbaden
- from 1.2. 2013 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a green environmental badge
Map of the Mainz and Wiesbaden low-emissions zone
Green Zone in Mainz and Wiesbaden, Germany
The neighbouring municipalities of Mainz and Wiesbaden in Rhineland-Palatinate introduced a joint low-emissions zone in 2013 to reduce emissions and improve quality of life. As of February 1, 2013, only vehicles with a green environmental badge can enter either city.
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 Mainz and Wiesbaden
Are you going to Mainz or Wiesbaden by car?
From 1. 2. 2013, it is obligatory to place a green plaque on your windscreen, whether you drive a German or foreign car. The entry to Mainz and Wiesbaden is thus only allowed to vehicles that have a minimum impact on air pollution and which comply with Euro 4 (diesel) and Euro 1 (petrol) emissions standards. Failure to comply with these rules is punished in Germany with a fine of 80 €.
The low-emissions zone of Mainz is bordered by the E42 and A643 motorways, along with the Rhine River in the north and northeast. The industrial zones in the north and south of the city are excluded from the environmental zone.
Wiesbaden's low-emissions zone follows the territorial cadastre of the city, with the exception of the highway outside the zone.
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.