The three regional low emission zones of Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg and Leonberg now all join up, to make, in practice, a combined LEZ.
The Ludwigsburg and area regional LEZ includes Ludwigsburg, Pleidelsheim, Ingersheim, Freiberg am Neckar and covers also Kornwestheim, Patonville & Remseck, Asperg, Möglingen, Tamm, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Markgröningen.
The regional LEZ for Leonberg includes the towns of Ditzingen, Gerlingen, Hemmingen, Korntal-Münchingen and Schwieberdingen
The Stuttgart LEZ borders both the LEZs above.
Due to potential confusion, please note that there are LEZs in Baden-Württemberg in both Freiburg and Freiberg am Neckar (note the U or E in the spelling, too).
Dates and details
Baden-Württemberg LEZs run under the following standards:
* From 1st January 2013 onwards
o Diesel Euro 4(PM), Euro 5(PM), Euro 6(PM) and Petrol Euro 1 / Green Sticker.
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
dark blue area: Ludwigsburg and area LEZ
light blue area: Remseck am Neckar; new part of Ludwigburg and area LEZ
From 2.12.13 the LEZ has been extended to cover the neighbouring towns:
blue area: Umweltzone Leonberg, Hemmingen and area
pink area: Umweltzone Ludwigsburg and area
yellow area: Umweltzone Stuttgart
Need to Register?
A sticker must be bought before driving into the zone 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 for German and foreign vehicles 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 usually sell LEZ stickers. In person from city offices they cost €5, online they can cost more, and if they need to be posted abroad it can sometimes add a little to the cost. Buy German LEZ stickers from Berlin city, in English or German (cost 6€), and the sticker is posted to you.
Please allow enough time for the sticker to reach you. At times of high demand to foreign addresses it can take up to a few weeks.
Please also note, for the lowest cost stickers, please buy stickers from the official sources linked to on this website. There are both fake sites and sites that charge up to 5 times as much as the official websites.
Foreign vehicles affected?
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 the scheme
Germany LEZ website in English
Ludwigsburg region website
Asperg city website
Bietigheim-Bissingen city website
Freiberg-am-Necker city website
Ingersheim city website
Kornwestheim city website
Ludwigsburg city website
Markgröningen city website
Möglingen city website
Pleidelsheim city website
Tamm city website