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Germany 4 years 1 month ago #401812

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Whats the rules about towing in Germany, regarding the restrictions in towns and cities ?
some sort of carnet needed I hear
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401823

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Germany has a number of cities that are classed as low emission zones, the current list is:

Asperg
Augsburg
Berlin
Bietigheim-Bissingen
Bochum
Bonn
Bottrop
Bremen
Castrop-Rauxel
Dinslaken
Dortmund
Duisburg
Düsseldorf
Erfurt
Essen
Frankfurt
Freiberg am Neckar
Freiburg
Gelsenkirchen
Gladbeck
Hagen
Halle (Saale)
Hannover
Heidelberg
Heidenheim
Heilbronn
Herne
Herrenberg
Herten
Ilsfeld
Ingersheim
Karlsruhe
Köln (Cologne)
Kornwestheim
Krefeld NRW
Langenfeld
Leipzig
Leonberg
Ludwigsburg
Magdeburg
Mainz
Mannheim
Markgröningen
Möglingen
Mönchengladbach
Mühlacker
München (Munich)
Münster
Neu-Ulm
Neuss
Oberhausen & Mühlheim
Offenbach
Osnabrück
Pfinztal
Pforzheim
Pleidelsheim
Recklinghausen
Remscheid
Reutlingen
Schramberg
Schwäbisch-Gmünd
Siegen
Stuttgart
Tamm
The Ruhr area, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Tübingen
Ulm
Urbach
Wendlingen
Wiesbaden
Wuppertal
See
https://www.tuv-nord.com/en/emissions-sticker/faq-questions-about-environmental-stickers-8771.htm#Wo_bekomme_ich_eine_Umweltplakette

which may help. Of course you are also obliged to stop and pay the german road fund licence, usually obtainable from the first service station after the border. In my experience, thay can be bought from all autobahn service stations. See
https://www.tuv-nord.com/en/emissions-sticker/faq-questions-about-environmental-stickers-8771.htm#Wo_bekomme_ich_eine_Umweltplakette

As far as I know, there are no other towing restrictions apart from the local speed limits.
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401825

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You can get the umweltplakette from


www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/umwelt/lu...one/de/ausland.shtml


It's only about 5 euros or so and saves messing about once you get there.

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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401826

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This is the link for the low emission badge www.tuev-nord.de/de/umweltplakette/engli...ission-zone-8648.htm - I emailed the form to them and within days I had my windscreen sticker. That allows me to go into all the registered cities. I hope this helps you.
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401835

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How long has this rule been in place? I've driven (and towed) in a few of those cities in the last three or four years and not had a problem. Have I just been lucky?

It's better in a Royale!
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401836

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Thingy wrote:
Germany has a number of cities that are classed as low emission zones, the current list is:

Asperg
Augsburg
Berlin
Bietigheim-Bissingen
Bochum
Bonn
Bottrop
Bremen
Castrop-Rauxel
Dinslaken
Dortmund
Duisburg
Düsseldorf
Erfurt
Essen
Frankfurt
Freiberg am Neckar
Freiburg
Gelsenkirchen
Gladbeck
Hagen
Halle (Saale)
Hannover
Heidelberg
Heidenheim
Heilbronn
Herne
Herrenberg
Herten
Ilsfeld
Ingersheim
Karlsruhe
Köln (Cologne)
Kornwestheim
Krefeld NRW
Langenfeld
Leipzig
Leonberg
Ludwigsburg
Magdeburg
Mainz
Mannheim
Markgröningen
Möglingen
Mönchengladbach
Mühlacker
München (Munich)
Münster
Neu-Ulm
Neuss
Oberhausen & Mühlheim
Offenbach
Osnabrück
Pfinztal
Pforzheim
Pleidelsheim
Recklinghausen
Remscheid
Reutlingen
Schramberg
Schwäbisch-Gmünd
Siegen
Stuttgart
Tamm
The Ruhr area, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Tübingen
Ulm
Urbach
Wendlingen
Wiesbaden
Wuppertal
See
https://www.tuv-nord.com/en/emissions-sticker/faq-questions-about-environmental-stickers-8771.htm#Wo_bekomme_ich_eine_Umweltplakette

which may help. Of course you are also obliged to stop and pay the german road fund licence, usually obtainable from the first service station after the border. In my experience, thay can be bought from all autobahn service stations. See
https://www.tuv-nord.com/en/emissions-sticker/faq-questions-about-environmental-stickers-8771.htm#Wo_bekomme_ich_eine_Umweltplakette

As far as I know, there are no other towing restrictions apart from the local speed limits.
very usefull info. but i believe you have stated "of course you are also obliged to stop and pay the german road fund licence" to my best knowledge this only applies to HGV vehicles above 12 tonne . with the new tax only starting on jan 2016,
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401837

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We were there last year, its the old Benelux Tax Disk and as far as I know, its still in force.

In Germany, the Motor Vehicle tax (Kraftfahrzeugsteuer) is an annual tax on all vehicles. It ranges from 5 eur per 100cc to 25 eur per 100cc for petrol engines and 13 eur to 37 eur for diesel engines.[3] Vehicles first registered before June 30, 2009 are taxed according to engine displacement and national/European emission class, whereas vehicles which were registered after that date are taxed solely based on CO2 emission in grams per km (g CO2/km).
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401846

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My previous experience with these difficulties was covered by an EU directive that states that all vehicle in transit across EU (EC) countries must comply with the regulations applicable in the country of origin, and local regulations cannot be applied during a transiting journey.
This came about when taking motorcycles into Spain and Denmark, towing small baggage trailers which were turned back at border. After some years of Diplomatic negotiations, the restrictions were removed. Wish I could remember the EC Document that says that.
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401847

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Pedr01800 wrote:
My previous experience with these difficulties was covered by an EU directive that states that all vehicle in transit across EU (EC) countries must comply with the regulations applicable in the country of origin, and local regulations cannot be applied during a transiting journey.
This came about when taking motorcycles into Spain and Denmark, towing small baggage trailers which were turned back at border. After some years of Diplomatic negotiations, the restrictions were removed. Wish I could remember the EC Document that says that.
yes but the Germans were making noise about charging non German cars a road tax for crossing their country a few years back and having looked it appears they passed it late last year to start from 2016. umm wonder when all countries and ourselves do the same thing seems only fair ,
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Germany 4 years 4 weeks ago #401866

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You only have to get an Umwelt Plakette if you are likely to go into those cities. We got ours the year it started but have only been into 2 cities when it was needed over the years. There are not other taxes our tolls. The EU have not sanctioned Germany's proposal of the Vignette system for 2016 so it is all in the air at the moment.

.Emmerson I think you have been lucky if you have driven through the centre of those cities listed.
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