Low-emission zone in Wuppertal

On 15 February 2009, the city of Wuppertal introduced a low-emission zone where an emissions sticker is required. You can read more about the situation in Wuppertal below. Will you also visit other cities in Germany? Then please look at this list of all low-emission zones. An explanation about which vehicles are eligible for the emissions sticker can be read on the homepage of this website.

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Map of the low-emission zone in Wuppertal

map: Umweltzone van Wuppertal

Wuppertal is one of the few German cities where the low-emission zone is split into two parts, both of which are shown on the map above in orange. The larger of these two parts is very difficult to recognize if you want to avoid a fine, because the borders of the zone follow zigzag lines through the suburbs of the city. The smaller part in Vohwinkel is easier to understand.

Good to know is that the emissions sticker is not needed on the highway in Wuppertal. This means that if you pass through the city on the A46, you will not be fined if you do not have emissions sticker. Of course, it is important that you enter and leave the low-emission zone on the highway.

Parking outside the low-emission zone

If you do not have an emissions sticker, for example if your vehicle is too old, then you can still park outside the low-emission zone. Your best option would be one of the stations of the S-Bahn, where there usually are plenty of parking spaces. Station Zoologischer Garten (A on the map) west of Wuppertal and Langerfeld (B) east of Wuppertal are our recommendations. From here simply take a train into the city center. It will stop at all major destinations.

Which emissions sticker do you need in Wuppertal?

The green emissions sticker

The green emissions sticker is needed in Wuppertal. Electric vehicles, most vehicles with a petrol engine from after 1992 and vehicle with a diesel engine from after 2005 are eligible for the green emissions sticker.

Where to buy the emissions sticker

The easiest option to get your emissions sticker is to buy it online. For this you can use the order form on our website. A copy of your vehicle registration certificate is required, of which you can see examples on the order page after you select your country. The sticker will be issued within one working day and then sent to your postal address. Payment options include common credit cards and SEPA bank transfer.

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Are you in Germany already, then visit a vehicle inspections company or any larger car dealership. Make sure you bring your vehicle registration certificate. If you want to buy the sticker in Wuppertal itself, buy it before your drive into the low-emission zone. Otherwise, you might still receive a fine. Emissions stickers are not for sale at gas stations or at tourist information points.

What is there to see and do in Wuppertal?


Wuppertal has almost 350.000 inhabitants, which makes it a major German city. Despite this, you will not find a historic inner city with many tourist sights here. Wuppertal was formed from several villages and only became a city with the industrialization of the 19th century. The most important attraction is the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, an old monorail above the Wupper river and the streets of the city. The Zoo Wuppertal and several museums are also worth checking out if you are in Wuppertal for a longer period of time.

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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