Low-emission zone in Overath

While most low-emission zone can be found in large German cities with a lot of air pollution, some smaller towns also introduced low-emission zones. Since 1 October 2017, you can only drive into the town of Overath just east of Cologne if you have an emissions sticker. You can read everything you need to know below. For an explanation about the German emissions sticker itself please head over to our main page, or look at this list of all low-emission zones if you also intend to visit other places in Germany.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Overath

map: Umweltzone in Overath

Overath is not very large and the low-emission zone is even smaller. On the map it is shown with orange. Please note that the emissions sticker is also necessary on the B55 to drive through Overath. Because the town lies in a valley, it is not possible to bypass the low-emission zone.

The train station (A on the map) is still reachable without an emissions sticker, but only if you approach Overath from the northeast. The business park that lies here next to the A4 (not shown on the map) can also be reached. If you come from the southeast on the B484 however, the only way to reach either the station or the business park is through the low-emission zone.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you need to be in Overath but do not have an emissions sticker, you can park at the train station mentioned above and simply continue on foot. If you come from the direction of Siegburg southwest of Overath, the parking terrain at the REWE supermarket (B) is a good option. Overath is small enough to reach most destinations in a few minutes.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Overath?

The green emissions sticker

As in all low-emission zones in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, it is the green emissions sticker that is required in Overath. If you have the red, yellow or no sticker, you will receive a fine of €100.

Where can you buy the German emissions sticker?

Probably the most convenient way to buy the German emissions sticker is online. Use the order form on our website, upload the required copy of your vehicle registration certificate and your sticker will be issued within one working day before it is sent to your home address by postal mail. Examples of registration certificates from different European countries are shown on the order page. Payment options include various credit cards and SEPA bank transfer.

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If you are already in Germany, it is easier to buy the sticker at a vehicle inspection company such as TÜV or DEKRA. Make sure to bring your vehicle registration certificate. Some larger car dealerships can also help you, but the sticker is not sold at gas stations on the highway.

What is there to see and do in Overath?


Photo of Overath by Morty (CC BY 4.0)

Overath is not a tourist destination. Nevertheless, the town has several old half-timbered houses and some beautiful churches to offer. The forested surroundings are worth exploring. Just outside Overath you can visit the ruins of Burg Großbernsau. Would you rather see a well preserved castle, then you’d better drive on to Schloß Ehreshoven just a bit to the east.

Order the German emissions sticker

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Order the official German emissions sticker, now for only €15,95 including VAT and delivery costs.

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