paperwork germany advice please

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  1. parknride

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    Firming up plans to tour germany Les read that we need a green card and an environmental pass to go into cities. Where do we apply for the pass please?
     
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    We got ours from the city of Berlin for about €6.

    Do a bit of googling on "Berlin+umweltplakette"
     
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    You don't need a 'green card' but you do need a windscreen sticker called an 'Umweltzone Plakette'. They are coloured red for old vehicles, yellow for Euro 3 and green for Euro 4 and above. Don't know how old your motorhome is but unless you qualify for a green sticker I would not bother. Most cities require this now. If you can only get a yellow one (like mine) just keep out of the cities.
    I got mine in 2010 from a Mercedes truck dealership in southern Germany - cost €5. You need to have the full DVLA Registration Document with you (V5C).
     
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    Thanks for the help, looks like we are in the green so will go googling now. Les wants to see Berlin before heading south.
     
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    Have a look at this website. You can select the country you want to visit then, for Germany, check each relevant city. It shows a map of the city umweltzone and the sticker level you need to enter the zone.
    LEZ Etc
     
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    Very helpful, thanks JeanLuc
     
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    Travelled into loads of German cities, never bothered with a sticker, and never had a problem, they aren't interested in British registered vehicles, in Frankfurt the cop smiled and said no problem, how would you know you needed one
     
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    I would have wanted him to say, "Vere are your papers?"

    That would have been funny!
     
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    Try it in the London emission zone. They hunt down even foreign plated vehicles. I only found out I needed to register in advance from someone who had inadvertently entered the LEZ in a Spanish vehicle & received a warning letter here.
    2nd time without permit is 1500/fine . At least the German one is intelligible & in other languages , unlike the LEZ. It would be unintelligible to a foreigner & is barely understandable to a Brit that a foreign vehicle has to be pre-registered.:mad:
     
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    Hi I applied for my Umweltzone sticker online and sent them a copy of my Vehicle docs, which tells you online what band(colour) your sticker will be along with the relevant costs for sticker and postage,JeanLuc has the weblink on his reply see above.
    Its cheaper though to buy as you enter Germany at any TUV Centre.(y)
     
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    Gus-Lopez - I'd rather die than go into London, it's a horrible place
     
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    True , but unfortunately the " London " emission zone is nigh on anything inside the M25 & includes parts of Essex , Herts; kent, sussex , etc.:cry:

    p,s. remember the old saying THe man who is tired of London is tired of life .:LOL:
     
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    Applied for mine online and received few days later and paid by CC to British partner company
     
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    Hold up a minute! Does this mean I need one for Austria and Bavaria? :eek:
     
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    [QUOSTE="markh, post: 1360953, member: 31819"]Gus-Lopez - I'd rather die than go into London, it's a horrible place[/QUOTE]

    Stinking dump I got caught going into the Blackwall tunnel after Dartford bridge blocked, how was I meant to know they changed it for lorries over 3500kg , I only got the van two days before.
     
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    Never worried about a sticker. My grandad used to fly to cities during the war, he was never asked about a sticker but in fairness I believe the Lancaster he was in would have even failed the yellow sticker requirements
     
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    We used the Berlin site mentioned above with no issues and prompt delivery.
     
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