Low-emission zone in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is one of the many German cities that require an emissions sticker for motorized vehicles. The low-emission zone went into effect on 15 February 2009. On this page you can read everything you need to know. Want to know about other German cities that have a low-emission zone? Then have a look at this list. An explanation about the emissions sticker itself can be read here.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Düsseldorf

map: Umweltzone in Düsseldorf

The low-emission zone of Düsseldorf is colored orange on the map above. This is the part of the city where you can only drive if you have an emissions sticker on your windshield. On most major roads entering the city, the start of the low-emission zone is clearly indicated. You need not worry that you will accidentally drive into the low-emission zone if you do not have an emissions sticker.


As in the rest of Germany, highways are never part of the low-emission zone. This means that in Düsseldorf an emissions sticker is not required on the A44 north of the city and on the A46 south of the city. Technically an emissions sticker is also not required on the A52, but this highway is interrupted in the city center. If you want to continue on the A52 north or west of Düsseldorf, you will still need to drive through the low-emission zone where a sticker is required. The two interrupted parts of the A52 are indicated on the map with blue lines.

The map may not be detailed enough, but Düsseldorf Airport (A on the map) and the fair trade grounds of Messe Düsseldorf (B) both lie just outside the low-emission zone. A sticker is also not required on the roads connecting the airport and fair trade grounds to the A44.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

It is possible to park outside the low-emission zone and continue to the city center by public transport. The U-Bahn and S-Bahn bring you to the center of Düsseldorf in about 15 minutes. On this page on the official website of Düsseldorf, you can download an overview of all Park & Ride terrains around the city. Make sure you pick one that is located outside the low-emission zone, which is shown on the map as well. Keep mind that the neighboring city of Neuss has its own low-emission zone. The Park & Ride terrain in this city should be avoided.

While parking outside the city is a good solution if your vehicle is not eligible for an emissions sticker, it is not the best option for saving costs. Public transport in and out of the city will cost more than the sticker.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Düsseldorf?

The green emissions sticker

As in almost all other German low-emission zones, it is the green emissions sticker that is required for your vehicle in Düsseldorf. Driving within the low-emission zone without a green sticker will result in a fine of €100.

Availability of the emissions sticker for Düsseldorf

The easiest way to obtain the green emissions sticker is to order it online, for which you can use this order form on our website. A copy of your vehicle registration certificate needs to be uploaded together with your application. If your vehicle meets the required emission standard, the sticker will be sent to your home address by mail.

Order your emissions sticker

The second way to obtain an emissions sticker is to buy it while you are on your way to Düsseldorf. Most German car dealerships will be able to help you with a sticker, as well as vehicle inspection companies such as A.T.U and DEKRA. Don’t forget to take your vehicle registration certificate and do have look at the opening times when you plan your trip. It is generally not possible to buy the sticker at gas stations on the highway.

What is there to see and do in Düsseldorf?


Düsseldorf is one of the largest cities of Germany and hosts plenty of attractions. First of all there is the Altstadt, with noteworthy sights such as the city hall from 1573, the Saint Lambertus Church, and the only remaining tower of the former castle of Düsseldorf. Shopping streets such as the Königsallee and Schadowstraße are located not far from here, while the Rheinuferpromenade is a pleasant walkway along the river where you can escape the city for a while. Looking for a good museum? We recommend the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen with modern art, or the Goethe Museum about Germany’s most prominent writer.

Order the German emissions sticker

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