Low-emission zone in Krefeld

Want to know more about the low-emission zone and the required emissions sticker in Krefeld? Then you have come to the right place. On this page we explain everything you need to know about the low-emission zone that was introduced in Krefeld on 1 January 2011. If you also plan to visit other German cities, look at this list of all German low-emission zones. More about the sticker itself and which vehicles are eligible can be read on the homepage of our website.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Krefeld

map: Umweltzone in Krefeld

On the map above, the low-emission zone of Krefeld is shown with orange. This is the part of the city within which an emissions sticker is required for most motorized vehicles. As you can see, it is mostly the city center of Krefeld that falls within the zone. The suburbs and industrial sections are not part of it. Please also note that the low-emission zone of Krefeld is not part of the much larger low-emission zone of the Ruhr area that lies just to the northeast.


Instead of just changing the border of the low-emission zone, they decided to make things complicated in Krefeld by introducing several exceptions to the zone. The most important of these is the Krankenhaus Maria-Hilf. If you approach this hospital from the Dießemer Bruch, you will not be fined for not having an emissions sticker. The second exception is formed by several parking lots along the Obergath and the Untergath, which form the southern edge of the low-emission zone. These parking lots can also be reached without an emissions sticker. On the map all exceptions are shown with blue lines.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you do not have an emissions sticker or if your vehicle is not eligible for the required sticker, you could park on the parking lots along the Obergath and the Untergath we mentioned above. If you want to visit the city center of Krefeld however, you would have to walk quite far. This is why we marked several parking lots on the map that are outside the low-emission zone, but from where you can easily take a tram and reach the city center in about 10 minutes.

  1. Großmarkt: tram lines 42, 43 and 44.
  2. Sprödentalplatz: tram lines 42, 43 and 44.
  3. Grundend: tram line 41 or lines U70 and U76.
  4. Birkschenweg: tram line 44.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Krefeld?

The green emissions sticker

At first Krefeld allowed all colors of the German emissions sticker, but as of 1 July 2012 only the green sticker is allowed within the low-emission zone. If you do not have this green emissions sticker for your vehicle, you risk a fine of €100.

Where to buy the emissions sticker

To avoid having to drive within the low-emission zone without an emissions sticker, it is recommended that you buy the sticker before you reach Krefeld. The sticker, called Umweltplakette in German, can be bought at vehicle inspection companies such as TÜV or DEKRA and at most larger car dealerships. Gas stations along the highway do not sell the sticker. Also make sure you check the opening times when you plan your trip, especially if you want to purchase the sticker on Saturday.

Order your emissions sticker

Unless you leave for Germany very soon, an easier option may be to order the sticker online. For this you can use this order form on our website. If your vehicle is eligible, your emissions sticker will be issued within one working day. After that, the sticker will be sent to your home address. The required copy of your vehicle registration certificate can be uploaded together with your order.

What is there to see and do in Krefeld?


Krefeld is a German city with about 200.000 inhabitants. Because it is not far from the Dutch border, you will find many Dutch visitors taking advantage of the lower prices in German stores. Krefeld also has some modest tourist attractions such as Burg Linn, a well preserved castled from the 12th century. The botanical gardens of Krefeld are also worth a visit. Haus Lange and Haus Esters, designed by the famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, are two art museums.

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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