Low-emission zone in Bonn

Since 1 January 2010 Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, has a low-emission zone where an emissions sticker is necessary for most motorized vehicles. In this article you can read all you need to know. If you want learn more about the sticker itself and its requirements, please head over to the homepage of this website. For a complete list of all low-emission zones, have a look at this list.

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Map of the low-emission zone of Bonn

map: Umweltzone in Bonn

The low-emission zone of Bonn is the part of the city that is colored orange on the map above. It borders the Rhine to the east. Parts of Castell, Nordstadt, Weststadt and Gronau also lie within the zone. In comparison to most other large German cities, the low-emission zone of Bonn is rather small. In most suburbs, business and industrial districts, an emissions sticker is not necessary.


The sticker is also not necessary on the A565, the highway that makes up the northern en western border of the low-emission zone. The same goes for the Reuterstraße, Straßburger Weg, Joseph-Beuys-Allee, Oscar-Romero-Allee and Nahum-Goldmann-Allee in the southwest, and for the A562 south of Bonn. The sticker is only necessary if you leave any of these roads to enter the city. If you use any of these roads just to pass by Bonn, then a sticker is not needed.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you do not want to pay for an emissions sticker or if your vehicle is not eligible, you can choose to park outside the low-emission zone of Bonn. A good location to park if you want to visit the city center is Parkhaus Brückenforum (A on the map). It is very close to the Kennedybrücke, the bridge you can use to cross the Rhine. Another possibility is P&R Tannenbusch-Süd (B), close to a station with the same name on lines 16 and 63 of the Stadtbahn. Both of these trains bring you to the city center in about 7 minutes. P&R Tannenbusch-Süd is especially useful if you approach Bonn from the direction of Cologne.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Bonn?

The green emissions sticker

From 1 July 2014, the green emissions sticker is the only sticker that provides access to the low-emission zone of Bonn. If your vehicle is not eligible or if you have one of the older red or yellow stickers, you will be fined €100 if you drive within the zone.

Availability of the emissions sticker for Bonn

The easiest way to obtain a green emissions sticker for Bonn is to order it online, for which you can use our order form. Depending on your country of residence, you will usually receive your sticker by mail a few days to a week later. A digital copy of your vehicle registration certificate is necessary. Payment options include most common credit cards and SEPA bank transfer for European banks.

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If you already are in Germany, another option is to buy the sticker at a vehicle inspection company. Most larger car dealerships will also gladly issue a sticker for your vehicle if you present your vehicle registration certificate. Do keep in mind that the emissions sticker cannot be bought at gas stations along the highway, unless it has a vehicle inspection station attached to it which is hardly ever the case.

What is there to see and do in Bonn?

Photo of Bonn

Bonn was the capital of West Germany and even today some large institutions of the federal government are still located in the city. For most people however, the beautiful baroque city center and surrounding landscape make Bonn a pleasant tourist destination. Worth seeing are the remaining parts of the medieval city walls, the former palaces of the Archbishop of Cologne, the almost one thousand years old cathedral and the house where the famous composer Beethoven was born. Just south of the city, you can visit numerous castles along the Rhine.

Order the German emissions sticker

Order your sticker

Order the official German emissions sticker, now for only €13,95 including VAT and delivery costs.

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