Hamburg will introduce a low emission zone in two of its streets. This will affect diesel vehicles only.
Hamburg calls it a diesel transit regulation. However, there is a Euro 6 standard required for diesels to enter the area. This is what is known elsewhere in Europe as a low emission zone with a Euro 6 standard.


Only buy stickers from websites or offices of cities or TÜV, linked on our pages. Other sites are often much more expensive, if they provide you with a valid sticker at all.

      * From 21st May 2018 onwards

          o Diesel Euro 6(PM)

Not relevant, only diesel vehicles are affected.

diesel cars and lorries

low emission zone

Only diesel cars and lorries with Euro 6 standard are allowed to circulate between Julius-Leber-Straße and Holstenstraße on Max-Brauer-Allee (580m)
Only diesel lorries meeting the Euro 6 standard are allowed to circulate between Neuem Pferdemarkt and Kaltenkircher Platz on Stresemannstrasse (1.600m).

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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.

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.

A fine between 25 and 75€ applies.

The German Federal Administrative Court (Leipzig) has decided in February 2018 that transit bans for diesel vehicles are possible. Cities can now implement diesel transit bans for certain Euro standards.

There is, as yet, no sticker for this emissions standard. The scheme is likely to be enforced through checking the vehicle papers of diesel vehicles.


Exempted from the diesel transit ban are:

  • residents and their visitors
  • ambulance cars, fire trucks 
  • garbage trucks
  • delivery vehicles
  • public transport

A comprehensive list will follow when available.

Dieseldurchfahrtsbeschränkungen, Durchfahrverbot für Dieselfahrzeuge

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