The city of Bressanone (Brixen) has a low emission zone in place. For further details see below.

Dates and details


  • Petrol: Euro 2
  • Diesel: Euro 3
  • 2-stroke motorcycles and motorbikes (with and without particle filter)

The driving ban does not apply to the following vehicles:

  • natural gas
  • LPG
  • Hybrid
  • Electric
  • hydrogen fuel cell
  • 4-stroke motorcycles
  • diesel with a particle filter
  • delivery vehicles diesel Euro 2

From 1 April to 1 October 2-stroke are not banned:

  • motorcycles minimum standard Euro 2
  • vehicles and motorbikes registered before 01.01.1971

The standards are also in operation as an "Action Plan" after 30 days of high pollution – see hours of operation for more details.


  • Petrol: Euro 2
  • Diesel: Euro 2 (PM)

The schemes are not necessarily always in operation, see hours of operation below.

Vehicles affected
All vehicles, including 2-stroke motorcycles

Scheme Boundary
The LEZ covers the whole area described below, except for the bypass, which is not covered by the LEZ:
In the north: Brennerstraße - immediately after the junction with Vinzenz-Gasser-Straße, Dantestraße as far as the Red Cross building; Elvaser Straße from the sign "Angang Ortschaft" (start of the town).
West: Feldthurner Straße from the sign "Angang Ortschaft" (start of the town)
East: Lüsner Straße from the junction with the Otto-von-Guggenberg-Straße, Plosestraße from the junction with Sarnser Straße.
South: Vittorio-Veneto-Straße immediately after the roundabout with the Fischzuchtweg. Fischzuchtweg as far as the Max Disco.

Road Sign
Has signs similar to the picture below, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
Bolzano Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Need to Register?
Locals recieve a sticker indicating the Euro standard of the vehicle. Non-locals are required to show the car documents in case of a police check.
The table below shows the colour of the sticker indicates the traffic restriction for the vehicle with this sticker. The number/word on the sticker indicates the Euro standard.



Traffic restriction

No sticker

High emission

Euro 0, Euro 1 vehicles, motorcycles & mopeds

Measures from November 2007


High PM emissions

Euro 2 & 3 diesel vehicles without diesel particulate filter (dpf)

All cars Euro 4(PM)

Special measures from November 2007

Regular measures from November 2009

Partially reduced PM emissions

Euro 2, 3, 4 diesel cars with dpf retrofitted


Special measures from November 2009

Low emissions

Euro 2+ Petrol

LPG vehicles

Lorries with full dpf

Diesel cars with factory pdf fitted

All Euro 4+ vehicles


No restrictions

(green, yellow and red respectively)

Very low emissions

Natural gas and electric vehicles

No restrictions

Foreign vehicles affected?
Are enforced, non-locals are required to show the car documents in case of a police check.

Retrofitting allowed?

Retrofit Details
There is no retrofit allowed for the LEZs, but they are allowed for the Action Plan.

Hours of operation
In LEZs: Monday - Friday (except bank holidays) from 7:00–10:00 hours and from 16:00–19:00 hours
In pedestrian zones: 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

There are no restrictions for natural-gas-vehicles, LPG-vehicles, hybrid-vehicles, electric-vehicles, hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles and 4-stroke motorcycles.


Using the usual traffic regulations

National Scheme
There is currently no Italian national scheme, but regional as well as individual city schemes.

Bolzano exemptions

Local name for the scheme
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for road restriction, also used for LEZs. The German word Zone mit beschränktem Verkehr (VBZ) is also used in Bolzano/Bozen/Süd Tirol.

Further Information
In Italian; In German
To find out which Euro standard your (Bolzano) vehicle is, see here in Italian or here in German

City website
Bressanone (Brixen) city Italian website
Bressanone (Brixen) city German website
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