Low-emission zone in Mainz

Since 1 March 2013, the German emissions sticker is required in Mainz. In this article we tell you all you need to know about the low-emission zone in this city. Will you also visit other cities in Germany? Then look at our complete list of all low-emission zones. More about the emissions sticker itself and which vehicles need the sticker is explained here.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Mainz

map: Umweltzone in Mainz

Mainz has one of the larger low-emission zones of Germany. It extends far beyond the city center. The river Rhine, the A60 and the A643 form the borders within which the emissions sticker is required. Only the harbor along the river north of Mainz is not part of the zone. This is so that large trucks can still visit the companies and factories located here. Keep in mind that the city of Wiesbaden has a low-emission zone as well. It starts on the other side of the Rhine.


Unlike in other cities, there are no roads that go through the emission zone on which a sticker is not needed. To be clear though, a sticker is never required on German highways. If you pass by Mainz on the A60 or A643, an emissions sticker is not required and you will not be fined. Only if you leave the highway and then enter the low-emission zone, a sticker will be required. The beginning of the zone is clearly indicated.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

The low-emission zone of Mainz is fairly large, which makes parking outside the zone and then continuing by public transport not easy. What you could do is park on the large parking terrain at Mühldreieck (A on the map). From here you can take tramlines 50 and 51 to reach the city center in about 15 minutes. Mühldreieck is easy to reach from the A60.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Mainz?

The green emissions sticker

As in almost all German cities nowadays, it is the green emissions sticker that is required to drive in the low-emission zone of Mainz. Most vehicles with petrol engines from 1993 and later or diesel engines from 2006 and later are eligible.

Where can you buy the German emissions sticker?

The quickest way to buy the German emissions sticker is online. If you use our order form, the sticker will be sent out within one working day. To check whether your vehicle is eligible, a copy of your vehicle registration certificate must be uploaded. See the order form for an example of the vehicle registration form from your country. Payment options include credit cards and bank transfer.

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It is also possible to buy the sticker on the road in Germany, but this will cost you a bit more time. You can stop by at a vehicle inspection company or at most larger car dealerships. Ask for an Umweltplakette and make sure you have your vehicle registration certificate with you. Also make sure you buy the sticker before you drive into a low-emission zone, otherwise you can still receive a fine.

What is there to see and do in Mainz?


With more than 200.000 inhabitants, Mainz is the capital and largest city of the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. In the historical city center, it is the cathedral of Mainz which is the most important attraction. The Sankt-Stephanskirche is another beautiful church. If you want to visit a good museum while in Mainz, then consider the Gutenberg-Museum about the history of the printing press or the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum about the Roman history of the city. The Kurfürstliches Schloss built for the Archbishop of Mainz and several medieval city gates all are worth a visit too.

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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