Required type of environmental badge in Osnabrück: 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 Osnabrück
- from 4.1. 2010 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a red, yellow and green environmental badge
- from 3.1. 2011 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a yellow and green environmental badge
- from 3.1. 2012 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a green environmental badge
Map of the Osnabrück low-emissions zone
Green Zone in Osnabrück, Germany
Osnabrück first introduced the low-emissions zone in January 2010 when it also allowed less environmentally friendly cars with the red plaque to enter. Over the coming years, following the example of other German cities, it has been tightening the conditions regarding vehicle emissions limits. From January 2012, entry is allowed only to cars with the green environmental badge.
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 Osnabrück
Are you going to Osnabrück by car?
From 3.1. 2012, all drivers, i.e. both German and foreign, need the green plaque to enter Osnabrück. Entrance is therefore allowed only to vehicles that produce the lowest level of air pollution that meet 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 Osnabrück low-emission zone includes the city centre and Westerberg, Weststadt, Kalkhügel, Schölerberg and Schinkel districts.
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.