Low-emission zone in Bremen

Since 1 January 2009, there exists a low-emission zone in the city center of Bremen. A German emissions sticker is necessary to drive motorized vehicles within this zone. Below we will tell you all you need to know. Looking to visit another Germany city? Then examine this list of all low-emission zones. On the homepage of this website you will read more about the emissions sticker itself.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Bremen

map: Umweltzone in Bremen

The orange zone on the map above indicates the low-emission zone of Bremen. As you can see, not only the historical city center, but also parts of Finndorf, the Östliche Vorstadt and Neustadt are part of it. The beginning of the zone is clearly indicated with road signs. Bremerhaven, Bremen’s harbor about 60 kilometers north of the city, is not part of the low-emission zone.

Exceptions

Bremen does not have any highways within the low-emission zone where the sticker is not needed. Part of the Breitenweg however, is not part of the zone. This road is meant for larger trucks and lorries to reach the business park near the train station. On the map this part of the Breitenweg is indicated with a blue lines. An emissions sticker is not necessary here. On the elevated Hochstraße Breitenweg a sticker is necessary however.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

While Bremen does not want any polluting vehicles within its city center, it does provide the opportunity to park just outside the low-emission zone. The huge P+R terrain Bürgerweide (A on the map) with 2.800 parking lots lies just north of the train station and from here you can walk to the historical center in about 10 minutes. If you want, you can also take a tram that leaves regularly from the easter end of the Bürgerweide.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Bremen?

The green emissions sticker

As in most German cities, you need the green emissions sticker to drive within the low-emission zone and prevent a fine of €80. If your vehicle is not eligible, your best option is to park outside the zone as described above.

Availability of the emissions sticker for Bremen

The city of Bremen does not directly sell the emissions sticker for foreign vehicles, but it is easy enough to pick up your sticker at a vehicle inspection company such as DEKRA or TÜV. Many larger car dealerships also should be able to help. You will have to buy the sticker before you drive into the low-emission zone of Bremen though, so it is advisable to look up where to buy your sticker beforehand. The emissions sticker is not for sale at most gas stations along the highway.

Order your emissions sticker

If you still have plenty of time, an easier way to obtain your sticker is to order it online. If you use our order form and if your vehicle is eligible, your sticker will be issued in Germany and sent by mail within one working day. A digital copy of your vehicle registration certificate needs to be sent with your application. Payment options include SEPA bank transfer and most major credit cards.

What is there to see and do in Bremen?

Photo of Bremen

Bremen is a large German city with a long history. In the historical city center you can see many sights connected to this past, such as the famous statue of Roland on the market square from the year 1404. The Schütting and the Weigh House are some examples of beautiful architecture on this same square. The City Hall with the largest and oldest wine cellar of Germany and the cathedral with more than 70 mummies are other recommendations. If you get thirsty from visiting all these tourist spots, you could still visit the Beck’s brewery for a tour and a complimentary beer.

Order the German emissions sticker

Order your sticker

Order the official German emissions sticker, now for only €12,50 including VAT and delivery costs.

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