Required type of environmental badge in Munich: 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 Munich
- From 1.10. 2008 – entry allowed with red, yellow or green environmental badge
- From 1.10. 2010 – entry allowed with yellow or green environmental badge
- From 1.10. 2012 – entry allowed only with green environmental badge
Environmental Zone Munich Map
Green Zone in Munich, Germany
Munich introduced environmental zones in the same year as Berlin. It thus became one of the first German cities to require a valid environmental sticker in order to enter the city and its wider surroundings. If you do not have one, you have to bypass the city, which is an unnecessary detour.
Munich, in a similar way to other German cities, initially allowed entry even to less environmentally friendly vehicles, so as to provide drivers of older vehicles with sufficient time to adapt to the zones. However, since 1. 10. 2012, it has been necessary to have a green badge placed on your car in order to enter Munich.
Driving in Munich
Are you going to Munich by car?
From 1. 1. 2012, all drivers need a green badge to enter Munich. Entrance is therefore allowed only to vehicles with a minimum level of air pollution that falls under the Euro 4 and Euro 1 emissions classes for diesel and petrol, respectively. Failure to comply with these rules is punished in Germany with a fine of 80 euros. The low-emissions zone of Munich is comprised of the centre of the city and the adjacent districts and is surrounded by the “Mittlerer Ring” ring road. You cannot go through the city without the badge.
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.