Low-emission zone in Münster

The German city of Münster introduced a low-emission zone on 1 January 2010. Within this zone, older and relatively polluting vehicles that are not eligible for the required emissions sticker are not allowed. On this page we will tell you all you need to know about the situation in Münster. You can read more about the emissions sticker itself on the homepage of this website. Our list of all low-emission zones in Germany may also be useful to you.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Münster

map: Umweltzone in Münster

The low-emission zone of Münster is shown with orange on the map. As you can see, almost the entire historical city center and the streets between the center and the train station lie within the zone. The suburbs and industrial areas of Münster are not part of the low-emission zone. You do not need to worry that you will accidentally drive into a part of the city where an emissions sticker is required. On most intersections, the start of the zone is clearly indicated.


Unlike in some other cities, there are no roads in Münster that you can use to pass through the zone without an emissions sticker. The roads that form the border of the zone, such as the B54, are not part of it. Also the Bahnhofstraße and the parking garage close to the station lie just outside the low-emission zone.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

The low-emission zone of Münster is not very large. If you do not have an emissions sticker and want to visit the historical city center, it is easy enough to park outside the zone. Your best option is the Schlossplatz (A on the map) just in front of the university where you will find about 1000 parking spaces. From the Schlossplatz you can walk to the city center in about 10 minutes.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Münster?

The green emissions sticker

In Münster the green emissions sticker is required. All electric vehicles, most vehicles with a petrol engine newer than 1992 and most vehicles with a diesel engine from after 2005 are eligible for the green sticker.

Where can you buy the German emissions sticker?

You can buy the sticker in Münster itself, for example at vehicle inspection companies such as DEKRA and TÜV. Larger car dealerships will also be able to help you out, but the sticker cannot be bought at gas stations along the highway. Good to know is that you may also buy the sticker elsewhere in Germany. All German emissions stickers are always valid all over the country, as long as the color of the sticker corresponds with the color required in the low-emission zone.

Order your emissions sticker

An easier option to obtain your emissions sticker is to buy it online. A copy of your vehicle registration certificate, which you would normally have to present at a vehicle inspection company, can be uploaded on the order form. If your vehicle is eligible, the sticker will be issued within one working day and sent to your postal address. If your vehicle is not eligible, your money will be refunded.

What is there to see and do in Münster?


Münster is a large German city not far from the Dutch border. It has about 300.000 inhabitants. Within Germany it is known for its university and the excellent cycling possibilities. Tourist attractions include the Gothic style city hall and St. Lambert’s Church on the Prinzipalmarkt, the main square of the city with beautifully reconstructed facades. The St. Paulus Cathedral is even older and has an impressive astrological clock from 1542. The Fürstbischöfliche Schloss is another marvelous building, but nowadays it is in use by the university.

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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