|Bonn also has a lorry transit ban in place called Bonn - AR.
Dates and Standards
From 1st October 2010
o Diesel Euro 2(PM), Petrol Euro 1 / Red Sticker.
From 1st July 2012
o Diesel Euro 3(PM), Petrol Euro 1 / Yellow Sticker.
From 1st July 2014
o Diesel Euro 4(PM), Petrol Euro 1 / Green Sticker.
For the light green areas the Euro 4(PM), 5(PM), 6(PM) are postponed until 1st September 2014. See the map below.
All diesel vehicles, and petrol vehicles without a closed loop catalytic converter (Euro 1 or equivalent).
All vehicles must have a sticker - see National Scheme
What is the LEZ boundary
Key: Green shaded area = LEZ
For the light green areas the Euro 4(PM) is postponed until 1st September 2014.
Nord-Süd-Verkehr über die B 9 / L 300: Friedrich-Ebert-Allee – Willy-Brandt-Allee – Bundeskanzlerplatz – Adenauerallee – Belderberg – Sandkaule – Welschnonnenstraße – Römerstraße (zwischen Wachsbleiche und Augustusring) – Augustusring – Kaiser-Karl-Ring – Kölnstraße sowie ab Augustusring über die Graurheindorfer Straße zur BAB-Anschlussstelle Bonn-Auerberg
Im Ost-West-Verkehr über die B 56: Kennedybrücke – Berliner Freiheit – Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz – Oxfordstraße – Berliner Platz – Bornheimer Straße – Hochstadenring – Viktoriabrücke – Endenicher Straße.
Von diesen Straßen folgende Verbindungen zu den BAB-Anschlussstellen Bonn-Zentrum / Potsdamer Platz und Bonn-Poppelsdorf: Reuterstraße, Dorotheenstraße (zwischen Kaiser-Karl-Ring und Potsdamer Platz), Vorgebirgsstraße (zwischen Kaiser-Karl-Ring und Potsdamer Platz), Bornheimer Straße, Am Alten Friedhof, Thomastraße, Heinrich-Böll-Ring
The total area is 9 km2. It covers the areas of Bonn in the left hand side of the Rhein, the city areas of: Castell, Zentrum, Nordstadt, Weststadt, Südstadt, Gronau, Konrad-Adenauer-Platz (right hand side of the Rhein in Bonn-Beuel) until the junction of the Professor-Neu-Allee.
A street atlas can be found on the Bonn website here
A larger map of the LEZ area can be found here
LEZ Road sign
Need to Register? National
A sticker must be bought and displayed in the windscreen - see National Scheme. This sticker is then valid for all LEZs in Germany.
Proof of emissions standard (given on German vehicle papers) is needed to purchase the sticker. Germany also accepts the stickers from Czech Republic.
Buying German LEZ stickers Stickers can be purchased from the vehicle registration, authorities, authorised local garages, vehicle test organisations like TÜV, DEKRA, or some websites.
LEZ city authorities and other cities also sell stickers, often over the internet or in person, see Buying German LEZ stickers from Berlin city, also in English or German (cost 6€).
Many hotels in LEZ cities also offer to order the stickers on behalf of their guests, if they receive the requisite documents in advance.
German LEZ stickers can be purchased online for all vehicles in all countries for 12.50€, also in different languages.
Foreign vehicles are also enforced and are required to buy a sticker. Foreign vehicles emissions are taken primarily by vehicle age, as show in in this table
German vehicles need to have a particulate trap certified on behalf of the German government. Local garages can advise on which filters should be used and this page. allows you to find out what particulate filter your German registered vehicle can use - now for heavy as well as light duty vehicles. See also our retrofitting section.
Hours of operation
Permanent, 365 days a year.
Manual enforcement by police of sticker in the windscreen. Even if the vehicle meets the emissions standard, if there is no sticker in the windscreen, the vehicle is illegal in the zone.
The penalty for driving or parking your vehicle without valid sticker is 80€
A National Framework sets out the Emissions Classes and main rules that can be used by cities for LEZs in Germany. The cities or regions then decide whether, where and when to do a LEZ, and what emissions standards will be required.
Windscreen stickers (plakette) show the vehicle Euro standard. To enter the LEZ, the vehicle must have the sticker required by the LEZ standard (usually Green Sticker). See below for the different windscreen stickers.
View National Scheme Table (opens in popup) or in a new page
Stickers similar to those used in Germany, and mutually accepted, exist also in the Czech Republic.
Local name for an LEZ
Suggested Lorry Routes Municipalities in the Ruhr area
Bonn city website