Low-emission zone in Hagen

Together with the Ruhr area, the city of Hagen introduced a low-emission zone on 1 January 2012. In this article we explain the most important things you need to know if you visit Hagen by car. If you also intend to visit other cities, this list of all low-emission zones might be useful. Also look at the main page of this website for more information about the sticker and which vehicles are eligible.

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Map of the low-emission zone of Hagen

map: Umweltzone in Hagen

On the map above, the low-emission zone of Hagen is colored orange. If your vehicle does not have a German emissions sticker, you are not allowed to drive within this zone. Apart from the city center, most residential areas of Hagen are part of the low-emission zone as well. The industrial terrains north of the city along the A1 (not shown on the map) are not part of the zone. Also note that while Hagen by some definitions may be considered part of the Ruhr area, its low-emission zone is not part of the larger low-emission zone of the Ruhr area.


Unlike some other cities, the low-emission zone of Hagen has no exceptions where you can pass through the zone without an emissions sticker. On the roads that form the border of the low-emission zone, such as the Feithstraße or the Boeler Straße, the sticker is not yet required. As long as you stick to major roads, the beginning of the low-emission zone is clearly indicated. There is no need to be afraid you will accidentally drive into a part of the city where an emissions sticker is required.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you need to be in Hagen, but have not been able to buy an emissions sticker in time, there are still a few possibilities to park outside the low-emission zone. From the University of Hagen (A on the map) for example, you can take public transport to reach the city center. Walking is another possibility, but keep in mind that it will take almost 30 minutes to the center.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Hagen?

The green emissions sticker

As in almost all German cities with a low-emission zone, you will need the green emissions sticker in Hagen. The older red and yellow stickers are no longer allowed. With one of these stickers or without a sticker, you risk a fine of €100.

Availability of the emissions sticker for Hagen

While it is possible to buy the emissions sticker from the local government in Hagen, they do not send it abroad. This means that it is easier to buy your sticker on the way at vehicle inspection companies such as TÜV or DEKRA. Many large car dealerships will also have the sticker for sale, but most gas stations will not. Ask for an Umweltplakette and make sure to take your vehicle registration certificate with you. Also, buy the sticker before and not after you enter the low-emission zone of Hagen.

Order your emissions sticker

If you have not yet left for Germany, an even easier option is to order the sticker online. For this you can use the order form on our website. Include a copy of your vehicle registration certificate and your emissions sticker will be sent out to your home address within one working day. Payment options include credit card, Apple Pay and SEPA bank transfer.

What is there to see and do in Hagen?


Even though Hagen is a fairly large city with almost 200.000 inhabitants, there is not a lot to do for tourists. Hagen didn’t grow into a large city until the late 19the century and most inhabitants are still employed at one of the factories around the city. In the small historical center you will find a few half-timbered houses and a church, but that’s about it. The LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Handwerk und Technik might be interesting if you want to learn more about old handicrafts.

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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