Low-emission zone in Tübingen

Together with many other cities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Tübingen introduced a low-emission zone on 1 March 2008. Since that date, only motorized vehicles with an emissions sticker are allowed to enter the city. On this page you can read more about the situation in Tübingen. Want to know which other cities have a low-emission zone? Then have a look at this complete list. Head over to the homepage if you want to know more about the emissions sticker and which vehicles are eligible for it.

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Map of the low-emission zone of Tübingen

map: Umweltzone in Tübingen

The borders of the low-emission zone of Tübingen correspond to those of the municipality, as is the case with many cities in Baden-Württemberg. The low-emission zone is shown with orange on the map above and it extends far beyond the city center. The B27 and B28 also lie within the zone, which means that you cannot use these roads to bypass Tübingen without an emissions sticker. If you come from or want to go to Stuttgart and do not need to be in Tübingen itself, you could use the A81 a bit to the west of Tübingen instead. On German highways you never need an emissions sticker.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you do need to be in Tübingen but do not have an emissions sticker, it is possible to park outside the low-emission zone. From the train stations Wannweil (A on the map) and Pfäffingen (B), it is fairly easy to take a train that will bring you to the city center in about 10 minutes. If you approach from the east, be aware that Reutlingen has its own low-emission zone.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Tübingen?

The green emissions sticker

In the low-emission zone of Tübingen, the green emissions sticker is required. All electric vehicles, most vehicles with a petrol engine and newer vehicles with a diesel engine are all eligible for the green sticker.

Where to buy the emissions sticker?

The easiest way to obtain an emissions sticker for your vehicle is to buy it online. You can use the order form on our website. The sticker will be issued within one working day and then sent to your address by mail. Please be aware that a copy of your vehicle registration certificate is required, but you can upload it on the order form. An example of the required registration certificate shows up if you select your country from the list.

Order your emissions sticker

If you are in Germany already, you can still buy your emissions sticker at vehicle inspection companies such as DEKRA and TÜV. Larger car dealerships usually also offer this service, but gas stations on the highway do not. Take your vehicle registration certificate with you and ask for an Umweltplakette, which is the common German name for the emissions sticker. It may also be useful to look up the opening times beforehand, especially if you travel during the weekend.

What is there to see and do in Tübingen?


Tübingen is one of the most beautiful cities in Baden-Württemberg. It has almost 100.000 inhabitants and everything you may expect from a German tourist destination. It has a castle, numerous half-timbered houses and pleasant alleys and squares. The city hall, the old university and the monastery of Bebenhausen just outside the city center are some other famous sights.

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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