Low-emission zone in Pforzheim

In Pforzheim, the German emissions sticker has been required since 1 January 2009. In this article you can read all you need to know about the low-emission zone of this city in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Want to know which other cities require the sticker? Please look at this list of all low-emission zones. More about which vehicles are eligible for the sticker is explained on the homepage.

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Map of the low-emission zone of Pforzheim

map: Umweltzone in Pforzheim

The low-emission zone of Pforzheim, shown on the map with orange, is relatively small compared to the size of the city. Only in the center an emissions sticker is required. Most residential areas and business parks, some outside the map, are not part of the low-emission zone. Do keep in mind though that the B10 and the B294 both lie within the zone. If you want to pass by Pforzheim without having to buy an emissions sticker, you can use the A8 instead. On this highway that lies 2 kilometers north of the city a sticker is not required.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If your vehicle is not eligible for an emissions sticker, it is fairly easy to park outside the low-emission zone of Pforzheim. Your best option is the parking garage (A on the map) near the train station from where you can simply walk into the city center. If you approach Pforzheim from the south, you can try the parking lot at the Gesellscher Park (B), but you will have to walk a bit more.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Pforzheim?

The green emissions sticker

At first all colors of the German emissions sticker were allowed in the low-emission zone of Pforzheim, but since 2013 the green sticker is required. Without this sticker or if you have one of the other colors, you risk a fine of €100.

Where can you buy the German emissions sticker?

The most convenient way to buy your emissions sticker is online. Please head over to our order form and your sticker will be issued within one working day. A copy of your vehicle registration certificate needs to be uploaded. You can see examples of the certificate you need from different European countries. The sticker will be sent to your address by mail.

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It is also possible to buy the sticker while on the road in Germany, but this takes a bit more effort. You need to find a vehicle inspection company such as TÜV or DEKRA. The sticker is not for sale at gas stations along the highway, though some larger car dealerships may be able to help you out. Make sure you have your vehicle registration certificate with you and ask for an Umweltplakette in German. Also look up the opening hours beforehand, especially if you are traveling during the weekend.

What is there to see and do in Pforzheim?


Photo of Pforzheim by DG-500 (CC BY 3.0)

Unlike in most other German cities, the historical architecture of Pforzheim was not rebuilt after the bombardments of the Second World War. Instead, you will find a city center with modern architecture. Unfortunately, this means that Pforzheim is not a city famous for its tourist attractions. It is a good destination for some shopping if you are on holiday in the Black Forest though.

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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