Low-emission zone in Hannover

Together with Berlin and Cologne, Hannover was the first German city to introduce a low-emission zone on 1 January 2008. On this page you can read all you need to know about the situation in Hannover. A complete list of all German cities where an emissions sticker is required can be found here. On the homepage we provide more information about the emissions sticker itself.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Hannover

map: Umweltzone in Hannover

On the map above the low-emission zone of Hannover is indicated with orange. As you can see, apart from the city center most residential areas lie within the zone too. The B3 and the B6 form the eastern, southern and western borders. On these roads themselves an emissions sticker is not yet required. Most industrial areas lie outside the zone. An emissions sticker is also not necessary if you want to reach the Messegelände Hannover. These largest exhibition grounds in the world lie south of the city along the A37 (not shown on the map). The airport north of Hannover is another destination outside the low-emission zone.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If your vehicle is not eligible for an emissions sticker, you can still choose to park outside the city center and then continue on the Stadtbahn. While the P+R terrains listed below may seem far away, regular trains will take you to the city center in about 10 to 20 minutes. The numbers correspond to the markers on the map. We have also listed the number of parking spaces and the relevant line of the Stadtbahn.

  1. Wissenschaftspark: 300 parking spaces, line 4
  2. Paracelsusweg: 400 parking spaces, lines 3 en 7
  3. Nordhafen: 180 parking spaces, line 6
  4. Ehrhartstraße: 117 parking spaces, line 10
  5. Stöcken: 122 parking spaces, line 5
  6. Wettbergen: 111 parking spaces, lines 3 en 7

Please note that Hannover has more P+R terrains, but that most lie within the low-emission zone and cannot be reached without an emissions sticker.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Hannover?

The green emissions sticker

Initially all colors of the German emissions sticker were valid in Hannover, but since 1 January 2010 only vehicles with the green sticker can enter the low-emission zone. Without this sticker, you risk a fine of €100.

Availability of the emissions sticker for Hannover

In Germany, the same emissions sticker can be used in every city with a low-emission zone. If you already have a green emissions sticker for your vehicle, then it is not necessary to buy a new one for Hannover. If you do not have a sticker, it can be obtained at most vehicle inspection companies in Germany, as well as most car dealerships. Ask for an Umweltplakette and make sure you take your vehicle registration certificate with you.

Order your emissions sticker

A more convenient way to buy your sticker is online, for which you can use our order form. As with buying the sticker at a vehicle inspection company, a copy of your vehicle registration certificate is required. You can upload it together with your application. If your vehicle is eligible for the green sticker, it will be sent by mail to your postal address. You can read more about the order process here.

What is there to see and do in Hannover?


Hannover is the capital of the German state of Low Saxony. The city has a surprising amount of tourist attractions. You can visit the Neues Rathaus and climb the dome for a wonderful view over the city and its surroundings. In the historical city center, there are beautiful medieval houses. The Marktkirche, the Leibnizhaus and the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum are also worth visiting. Just outside the city center, the Zoo Hannover en de Herrenhäuser Gärten are the main attractions. The Herrenhäuser Gärten are considered to be among the most beautiful palace gardens of Europe.

Order the German emissions sticker

Order your sticker

Order the official German emissions sticker, now for only €15,95 including VAT and delivery costs.

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