Germany environmental sticker

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    We have only just heard about this and about to enter cologne .
    We are 3.9 tonnes
    Should we just not drive thru the city or can we get a sticker from anywhere easily ?
    We were planning to park right in the city for a day. Apologies if this is already covered in a thread but haven't been able to find it
     
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    Put 'umwelt sticker' into the search,plenty of info there,we stayed on the aire in Cologne and walked in,don't miss the cathedral.There is a route in without a sticker.
     
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    someone told me you now have to go to a main dealer for your motor to get the sticker ie ford

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    You can get one at most dealers or at a TÜV centre (bit like a MOT testing station). You need your V5 registration document.
    Note that to enter the umvelte zone in Cologne, you need to be Euro 4 or better. In fact, almost all German zones now require a green sticker (plakette) which means Euro 4 or better. If perchance, your motorhome is Euro 3 or worse, then it is not really worth bothering to get a plakette - just stay out of the zones.
     
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    Thanks how do I find that out?
    We are a 2006 23 foot Hymer 3.9 tonnes diesel
     
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    Is yours a late registered version of the series with twin round headlamps and the Fiat JTD 2.8 litre engine (production finished in 2005), or the newer series with tear-shaped headlamps and a 2.3 litre multi-jet engine?
    If the former, it is most likely a Euro 3, if the latter it should be a Euro 4.
     
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    We got on this summer sent to us throught the above link. It came really quickly and very cheap
     
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    We used the Berlin link for ours too. Much cheaper that lots of other "offers" on the web.
     
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    Thanks
    We are already on the road though so no address
     
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    Thanks @Jean-luc
    We have round shaped headlights but don't know the engine power.
    If we are indeed a 3 does that mean we can't go in inner cities?
    Thanks for your help
     
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    Access to the stellplatz does not require driving through the emission zone
     
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    I have just searched for a motorhome like yours and found one listed as 2006 and sold by Becks. It was a 2000-2005 series model registered in 2006 with the 2.8JTD engine, so Euro 3 compliant not Euro 4. If that is yours, then I think you will have to avoid the umvelt zone.

    p.s. you might find this website useful - it contains details of all the LE Zones across Europe. You will see that there are few, if any, zones in Germany that now allow in anything other than a green sticker which means Euro 4,5,6. In practice, this is not a problem, just keep out of the city centres and if necessary, use public transport to get in.
    http://urbanaccessregulations.eu/news-and-press-2
     
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    The blue dot is the stellplatz and the 51 and 55a are fine
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    Another vote for the Berlin link above Easy to do online
     
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    Thanks @Techno really helpful
    Thanks again JeanLuc it's a Hymer 654 legend 25 if that helps. Sounds like we're a three then.
     
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    Pretty sure the 9 is fine too, it's only town centre that is restricted and clearly signed
     
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    Hi the seller of our vehicle says we are a green sticker and there is one somewhere on the van. Is there no need for us to find a TUV place now?
     
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    If you have one it has to be displayed in the windscreen

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