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Auto am Straßenrand im Sommer
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Berlin’s Environmental Zone

Since 01/01/2008, Berlin’s city centre has had a designated environmental zone in which only vehicles that meet certain emission standards are allowed be driven. Vehicles that are used in the environmental zone must have a sticker that identifies its pollutant group. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, you can get the sticker in the registration office, vehicle testing centres such as TÜV and DEKRA, or from one of Berlin’s 800 authorised garages. You can also get the sticker at local petrol stations in Berlin. Attention: As of 1.1.2010, only cars with the green sticker are allowed to drive in the environmental zone. Coaches with a Euro 3 emission standard (yellow sticker) are not affected by this rule and can continue to drive in the city centre for two years. Information for foreign tourists can be found in the following flyer from the Senate Administration for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection, unfortunately only in German. Further Senate Administration information as well as online order options can be found at Stickers can also be obtained before your trip from the following establishments: TÜV Süd TÜV Nord TÜV Rheinland DEKRA Kfz-Gewerbe You can order stickers for vehicles online at from Climate Company.