Low-emission zone in Balingen

Since 1 April 2017, the town of Balingen in Baden-Württemberg is a low-emission zone. This means you need a German emissions sticker to drive within the zone. On this page you can read everything you need to know about the situation in Balingen. If you will also visit other places, then have a look at this list with all low-emission zones in Germany. On the homepage of this website you can learn more about the emissions sticker in general.

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Map of the low-emission zone of Balingen

map: Umweltzone in Balingen

The low-emission zone of Balingen comprises the entire municipality and not just the built-up area. On the map the zone is colored orange. Important to know is that also the B27 is part of the low-emission zone. If you need to take this road, for example if you drive from Rottweil to Burg Hohenzollern or the other way around, an emissions sticker is necessary.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you just want to visit Balingen, but do not have an emissions sticker or have a car that is too old to be eligible, it is possible to park in one of the neighboring towns and then take a train. Recommended are Bissingen (A on the map) and Albstadt (B), which are 8 and 18 kilometers away from Balingen respectively. There is no train connection with Rottweil which lies to the southeast, important to keep in mind when you come from this direction. You would have to drive around the low-emission zone.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Balingen?

The green emissions sticker

Just as in almost all other German low-emission zones, you will need the green emissions sticker in Balingen. Usually vehicles with a diesel engine from 2006 or newer and vehicles with a petrol engine from 1992 or newer are eligible for this sticker.

Availability of the emissions sticker for Balingen

If you do not already have an emissions sticker, you can buy onw at most car dealerships and vehicle inspection companies such as TÜV and DEKRA. Buy it before you reach Balingen though, for example in Hechingen, Albstadt or Rottweil depending on the direction where you are coming from. If you buy the sticker in Balingen itself, you would need to drive through the low-emission zone and risk a fine. To buy the sticker it is necessary have your vehicle registration certificate with you.

Order your emissions sticker

If you still have time left before your trip, an easier way to obtain the emissions sticker is to order it online. Fill out the order form on this website and you will receive the emissions sticker between a few days to a week later. Delivery times depend on your country of residence. You will need to include a copy of your vehicle registration certificate, which can be done on the form.

What is there to see and do in Balingen?

photo of Balingen

The castle of Balingen, photo by Rainer Halama (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Balingen is a small city overshadowed by Burg Hohenzollern, a famous castle just northeast of Balingen that is one of the most visited castles in Germany. Balingen itself however, also has a small castle worth seeing. This castle was built in the 13th century and serves as both a museum and a hotel today. In the city center of Balingen you will find a lot of architecture from the 19th century. The 26 meters high waterfall of the Büttenbach just outside the city is another tourist attraction.

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