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Green Zone Munich (since October 1st, 2010 restriction for cars without or with red badge)

Environmental badge obligatory for green zones in Germany also for foreigners!
Purchase your badge prior to your visit to Germany!

 

Already from March 1, 2007 on, vehicle restrictions in environmental green zones can be issued in cities and local districts in Germany. The requirement is that they were specially marked as being green zones by the city or municipality. The first environmental green zones are coming into force as of January 1, 2008 in the cities Berlin, Cologne, and Hannover.
On January 12, 2008 a small environmental zone `"Brackeler Straße" in Dortmund was established, followed on March 1st  2008 by eight cities in Baden-Württemberg: Ilsfeld, Leonberg, Ludwigsburg, Mannheim, Mühlacker, Reutlingen, Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Stuttgart und Tübingen.
The areas especially threatened by fine particulate matter must be marked as "environmental green zones" with the sign 270.1. The obligatory additional sign then regulates which vehicles with which colour of environmental badges are allowed access into this area. The sign 270.2 rescinds the environmental green zone.  

Vehicles without environmental badge may not pass through the green zone, otherwise a penalty of 40,00 € and a penalty point in Flensburg impend, even if the vehicle would be allowed to pass through the zone based on its emission value. This is also valid for all vehicles registered in foreign countries, like cars, trucks, and busses, as well as for business travellers and for tourists. 
For this reason it is recommended that all drivers to inform themselves about the environmental badges, and to purchase it on time, if they wish to enter one of the increasing number of green zones during the next months and years after January 1, 2008.

Environmental zones in Germany (map)

 

Umweltzonen Deutschland