Many German cities introduced environmental green zones—called “Umweltzonen”—to reduce local air pollution from motor vehicles. For further information visit:

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Did you know that in Germany:

  • You need a badge showing your car’s emission standard to drive into an environmental zone

International Transport Forum (Leipzig, 2015, May 27-29), About ITF | ITF (


Maintaining reliable transport infrastructures is cost intensive. Since 2005 Germany has introduced user fees for lorries (transport trucks) on the Autobahn and selected federal roads. The road user charging system “Toll Collect” works automatically without any stationary toll points. Learn more:

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