Low-emission zone in Magdeburg

The low-emission zone of Magdeburg was introduced on 1 September 2011. Within this zone, an emissions sticker is required for most motorized vehicles. On this page you can read more about the situation in Magdeburg. If you want to know more about the emissions sticker in general, please read our explanation on the homepage. A list of all low-emission zones in Germany can be found here.

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Map of the low-emission zone of Magdeburg

map: Umweltzone in Magdeburg

The low-emission zone within which you need an emissions sticker is shown with orange on the map above. In Magdeburg this zone is relatively small. Only in the city center is an emissions sticker required. In the suburbs and industrial areas a sticker is not necessary.


The most important exception in Magdeburg is the B71. If you use this road to pass through the city, an emissions sticker is not required. The same goes for the Maybachstraße, which you can use to reach the train station from the B71. Both roads are shown on the map with blue lines. On the roads that make up the borders of the low-emission zone, a sticker also is not necessary. These are the B1 north of the city center, the Schleinufer along the river Elbe and the Europaring, Westring and Südring. The start of the low-emission zone is clearly indicated on major intersections. You do not need to worry you will enter the zone by accident.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

Unlike in some other German cities, it is rather easy to park outside the low-emission zone in Magdeburg and still reach the city center. For this you can use the parking garage underneath the Allee-Center (A on the map), which can be reached from the Schleinufer. The entrance is right next to the bridge over the river. If you park here, an emissions sticker is not necessary. Most shopping streets and attractions such as the cathedral lie within walking distance from the Allee-Center. If you need to be elsewhere in Magdeburg, you can still take a tram at the northern exit.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Magdeburg?

The green emissions sticker

While initially all colors of the emissions sticker were allowed in Magdeburg, from 1 January 2013 you need the green sticker. Without the green emissions sticker or with one of the red or yellow stickers, you risk a fine of €100.

Where can you buy the German emissions sticker?

By far the easiest way to get a sticker is to order it online. If you use our order form, your sticker will be issued within one working day. A copy of your vehicle registration certificate is required, of which you can see examples for each country on the order page. The sticker is valid in all low-emission zones of Germany.

Order your emissions sticker

If you already are in Germany, you can buy your sticker at most vehicle inspection companies. Once again you need to have your vehicle registration certificate with you. Ask for an Umweltplakette of a Feinstaubplakette. Also keep in mind that you should buy the sticker before you drive into a low-emission zone and that during the weekend most vehicle inspection companies are closed. The sticker is not sold at gas stations along the highway.

What is there to see and do in Magdeburg?


In medieval times, Magdeburg was one of the most important cities in Germany. It was in this time that the Dom of Magdeburg was built, a beautifully decorated cathedral that towers high above the city. In the historical city center you will also find plenty of architecture representing the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The Grüne Zitadelle however, is a fascinating building in 2005. For tourists the numerous museums of Magdeburg are worth a visit too.

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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