Low-emission zone in Regensburg

The low-emission zone of Regensburg was introduced on 15 January 2018. Within this zone, a German emissions sticker is required for most motorized vehicles. On this page we give you an overview of everything you need to know to prepare for your visit. Want to know in which other German cities an emissions sticker is required? Then have a look at our complete list of all low-emission zones. More about which vehicles are eligible for the sticker is explained here.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Regensburg

map: Umweltzone in Regensburg

The low-emission zone of Regensburg is shown on the map above with orange. The zone corresponds to the historical city center, which is surrounded by several parks that now take the place of the former city walls. In the residential areas around the city center an emissions sticker is not required. This makes the low-emission zone of Regensburg small in comparison to the very large zones in German cities such as Stuttgart or Leipzig. Because the narrow, medieval streets in the center of Regensburg do not lend themselves to exploration by car in the first place, the low-emission zone does not have a significant impact on tourism.


There are no exceptions such as roads you can take to bypass the low-emission zone of Regensburg. Also good to know is that while the train station (A on the map) lies within the low-emission zone, the parking lot right next to it does not. If you want to park here, make sure you approach the train station from the east so that you will not have to drive through streets where a sticker is required.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you do not plan to drive in the city center or if your vehicle is not eligible for an emissions sticker, you can easily park outside the low-emission zone. Your best option is Unterer Wöhrd, a small island in the Danube river just north of the center. You will find two large parking terrains here (B and C on the map) from where you can walk to the city center in a few minutes. Just a bit further away is the even larger parking lot at the Dulplatz (D).

Which emissions sticker do you need in Regensburg?

The green emissions sticker

In Regensburg the green emissions sticker is required. Vehicles with older yellow and red stickers cannot enter the low-emission zone of the city. You will receive the same fine of €100 that you get for not having an emissions sticker at all.

Where can you buy the German emissions sticker?

If you are in Germany already, you will have to buy the sticker at a vehicle inspection company such as DEKRA or TÜV. Some larger car dealerships will also be able to help you out, but gas stations along the highway do not sell the emissions sticker. Also make sure you take your vehicle registration certificate with you. This is required to inspect whether or not your vehicle is eligible for the green sticker. It is not necessary to buy the sticker in Regensburg itself. You may also buy it in another city along the way.

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If you are not yet in Germany, an even easier method is to order your sticker online. You will have to send a copy of your vehicle registration certificate, after which the sticker will be issued and then sent to your address by mail. Please select your country on our order form to see an example of the vehicle registration certificate that you need. Payment options include various credit cards and SEPA bank transfer.

What is there to see and do in Regensburg?


Regensburg has one of the best preserved medieval city centers in Germany, which makes it an important tourist destination. The Gothic cathedral, the Golden Tower, lots of beautiful houses, the old bridge over the Danube and Schloss Thurn und Taxis are some of the most important sights. In the surroundings of Regensburg there is a lot to see and do as well. North of the Danube lies the Bavarian Forest. A little bit to the east you can find the Walhalla, a large temple built in the 19th century.

Order the German emissions sticker

Order your sticker

Order the official German emissions sticker, now for only €13,95 including VAT and delivery costs.

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