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German Christmas Markets trip..

Discussion in 'Meet Ups and Events' started by nicholas15, Sep 2, 2017.

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    nicholas15

    nicholas15 Senior Member

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    Thanks for thre heads up advice. My thinking is that we would be using one of the Park and Rides on the edge of Aachen and therefore will not be needing the stickersbut will be checking this out, along with other practical details, before we go.
    (Proposed hotel in Maastricht has free bus shuttle to city centre - again not a particularly car friendly centre for novice drivers.)
     
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    Guess I had better start booking hotel and tunnel.......
     
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    Booked Hotel Van der Valk Maastricht..... Fri 1st and Sat 2nd
     
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    Liz booked ours today, only a twin room left but that will do.. just got to book tunnel now!!
     
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    Applied for emissions sticker 15 euro's ( easy peezy )..... full refund if the R129 doesn't meet the criteria ..... book the train when I have cert... still don't know who is coming with me ....

    Signed " Billy no mates "
     
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    Well blow me down, my R129 SL500 qualifies for low emissions sticker.. received it in the post this morning. It's green with a number 4 on it. I don't know what that means? zone 4?, 4 days?, weeks? years?, forever?
    Now to book the crossing.
     
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    I think the '4' relates to the Euro standard the car meets (but not the euro number).
    For example hydrogen and electric vehicles are 0 whereas coal burning older diesels are a 6 . The idea is that if pollution gets bad the authorities can impose a ban for vehicles entering the city area based on the level of vehicle pollution. In other words if your car is (as in your case) is level 4 and pollution is not too bad you are free to enter as long as the level assigned is 5 or higher. If its very polluted they may say only level 2 cars and below are permitted.

    Not 100% on this but thats how I understand it.
     
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    Thanks LK ....... So I have to keep my eye's open for the specific emission zone sign then? Was hoping having the sticker allowed free travel anywhere but as you point out that I will be exempt from certain area's.
     
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    I would guess so....
     
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    Thanks LK that sums it up nicely. Also noted that the sticker lasts as long as the car has the same number plate and the owners address is unchanged.
     
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    Any petrol after 1/1/1993 is a Green (4). Diesels are a bit more complex....
     
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    1. Nicholas 15
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    4. Stu - possible
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