Low-emission zone in Mönchengladbach

On 1 January 2013, the German city of Mönchengladbach introduced a low-emission zone. Only motorized vehicles with an emissions sticker are allowed to enter this zone. In this article we explain everything you need to know about the situation in Mönchengladbach. Look at this list for an overview of all German low-emission zones. More about which vehicles require the sticker can be read on the homepage.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Mönchengladbach

map: Umweltzone in Mönchengladbach

The low-emission zone of Mönchengladbach is shown on the map above with orange. Apart from the city center, also most suburbs of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt are part of the zone. The roads that form the border of the low-emission zone, such as the A61, the B230 and the B57, are not part of it. If you only use these roads to pass by Mönchengladbach, an emissions sticker is not required.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

There are several options to park outside the low-emission zone, useful for when your vehicle is not eligible for an emissions sticker. The best possibility is to park behind the train station of Mönchengladbach (A on the map). At the Platz der Republik and the business district right next to it, you will find plenty of parking opportunities. From here, the center of Mönchengladbach can be easily reached on foot. If it is the former city of Rheydt that you want to reach, then you can also take one of the regular trains from here.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Mönchengladbach?

The green emissions sticker

As in almost all German cities with a low-emission zone nowadays, it is the green emissions sticker that is required for motorized vehicles in Mönchengladbach. If your vehicle does not have this sticker, you risk a fine of €100.

Where can you buy the German emissions sticker?

The German emissions sticker can be purchased at almost all vehicles inspection companies such as A.T.U and DEKRA. Many larger car dealerships will also be able to help you out. When you buy your sticker, make sure to present your vehicle registration certificate. The German name for the sticker is Umweltplakette. Finally, when you plan your trip make sure to take the often limited opening hours during the weekend into consideration.

Order your emissions sticker

If you still have time left before you drive to Germany, an easier option is to buy the sticker online. The required copy of your vehicle registration certificate needs to be uploaded. There are example photos available on the order page. If your vehicle is eligible, your sticker will be issued within one working day and then sent to your home address by mail.

What is there to see and do in Mönchengladbach?


Mönchengladbach is a small city not far from the Dutch border. Apart from being a shopping destination, the city is known for its museums. Abteiberg Museum is where you can see modern art, while Schloss Rheydt focuses on the fine arts from many centuries ago. While nowadays part of Mönchengladbach, Rheydt used to be a separate city in the past. The Museum im Wasserturm Rheindahlen is worth a visit if you are interested in the stone age.

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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