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What rules apply in pedestrian zones?

Pedestrian zones are places where all vehicle traffic must be adapted to pedestrians.

It is normally* not allowed to drive along streets in pedestrian zones. However, drivers are allowed to cross them if they follow the rules for residential areas.

Rules for residential areas

  • Vehicles must not be driven faster than walking speed (5 km/h).
  • Vehicles must not be parked in any place other than marked parking spaces.
  • Vehicle drivers must give way to pedestrians.
  • Vehicle drivers have a duty to give way to all traffic when leaving the area.

* Driving along streets in pedestrian zones is only allowed for:

  • Goods deliveries
  • Patient transport services
  • Transport of residents and hotel guests