Low-emission zone in Leipzig

On 1 March 2011, the city of Leipzig introduced a low-emission zone where an emissions sticker is required. On this page we explain everything you need to know. Looking for other cities in Germany with a low-emission zone? Then look at this list. More about the emissions sticker and why it is required is explained on the main page of this website.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Leipzig

map: Umweltzone in Leipzig

The low-emission zone of Leipzig is one of the largest in all of Germany. It is shown with orange on the map above. It covers almost the entire city, apart from some industrial areas, the trade fair grounds of and the airport.


Unlike for example Cologne, there are no roads in Leipzig that you can take to pass through the low-emission zone without an emissions sticker. On the A14, the A38 and the B186, which in some parts form the border of the low-emission zone, a sticker is not required.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you have not been able to obtain an emissions sticker on time or if your vehicle is too old, you can still park outside the low-emission zone of Leipzig. There are several P+R terrains around the city where you can park for free and from where you can take public transport to reach the city center. We have marked several on the map. Below, we also mention the number of parking spaces and which tram line you can take to the center.

  1. Leipziger Messe: Georg-Herwegh-Strasse, 1200 spaces, tram line 16
  2. Paunsdorf Center: Schongauer Strasse, 7200 spaces, lines 3E en 7
  3. Agra: Bornaische Strasse, 1000 spaces, tram line 11
  4. Lausen: Strasse am See, 400 spaces, tram line 1
  5. Krakauer Strasse: 250 spaces, tram line 1
  6. Plovdiver Strasse: 300 spaces, tram line 15

Of course, if you also spend the night in Leipzig parking outside the low-emission zone might be less convenient. If necessary, ask your hotel whether it is situated inside or outside the low-emission zone.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Leipzig?

The green emissions sticker

The green emissions sticker is necessary in Leipzig. All electric vehicles, most vehicles with a petrol engine from 1993 and later and vehicles with a diesel engine from 2006 and later are eligible for the green emissions sticker.

Where can you buy the emissions sticker?

The quickest way to buy your emissions sticker is online. Simply go to our order form on our website, fill out your address, upload a copy of your vehicle registration certificate and your sticker will be issued within one working day. After that, the sticker will be sent by postal mail. Payment options include several credit cards, SEPA bank transfer and Apple Pay.

Order your emissions sticker

If you are on the road already, you can still purchase the emissions sticker at German vehicle inspection companies. Some larger car dealerships can provide the sticker for you as well, but gas stations along the highway usually cannot. Take your vehicle registration certificate with you and make sure you buy the sticker before you drive into the low-emission zone of Leipzig. Otherwise you still risk receiving a fine of €100 for not having the sticker.

What is there to see and do in Leipzig?


Leipzig is one of the largest German cities and it has a lot of tourist attractions. In the past it was Germany’s foremost city in the printing industry, about which you can learn more in the German Museum of Books and Writing. The Bach Museum, the Egypt Museum and the Museum in der Runden Ecke, which deals with the Stasi of former East-Germany, are other fascinating museums. The Völkerschlachtdenkmal from 1813 to honor the fallen ones in the Battle of Leipzig during which Napoleon was defeated, is worth a visit too. The zoo of Leipzig is interesting because it hosts a large number of primates.

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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