German License Plate Format & City/Region Codes (2022)

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A

  • A - Augsburg, Bavaria
  • AA - Aalen & Ostalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • AB - Aschaffenburg, Bavaria
  • ABG - Altenburger Land, Thuringia
  • AC - Aachen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • AH - Ahaus, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • AIB - Bad Aibling, Bavaria
  • AIC - Aichach-Friedberg, Bavaria
  • AE - Auerbach, Saxony
  • AK - Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Rhineland Palatinate
  • AL - Altena, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • ALF - Alfeld, Lower Saxony
  • ALS - Alsfeld, Hesse
  • ALZ - Alzenau, Bavaria
  • AM - Amberg, Bavaria
  • AN - Ansbach, Bavaria
  • ANA - Annaberg-Buchholz, Saxony
  • ANG - Angermünde, Brandenburg
  • ANK - Anklam, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • AÖ - Altötting, Bavaria
  • AP - Apolda & Weimarer Land, Thuringia
  • APD - Apolda, Thuringia
  • AR - Arnsberg, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • ARN - Arnstadt, Thuringia
  • ART - Artern, Thuringia
  • AS - Amberg-Sulzbach, Bavaria
  • ASD - Aschendorf, Lower Saxony
  • ASL - Aschersleben-Staßfurter Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt
  • ASZ - Aue-Schwarzenberg, Saxony
  • AT - Alten-Treptow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • AU - Aue, Saxony
  • AUR - Aurich, Lower Saxony
  • AW - Ahrweiler, Rhineland Palatinate
  • AZ - Alzey-Worms, Rhineland Palatinate
  • AZE - Anhalt-Zerbst, Saxony-Anhalt

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B

  • B - Berlin
  • BA - Bamberg, Bavaria
  • BAD - Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg
  • BAR - Barnim (Eberswalde), Brandenburg
  • BB - Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • BBG - Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt
  • BBL - Brandenburg Land official vehicles
  • BC - Biberach, Baden-Württemberg
  • BCH - Buchen, Baden-Württemberg
  • BD - Federal German government vehicles
  • BE - Bechum, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BED - Brand-Erbisdorf, Saxony
  • BEI - Beilingries, Bavaria
  • BEL - Blezig, Brandenburg
  • BER - Bernau, Brandenburg
  • BF - Burgsteinfurt, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BG - Border police vehicles
  • BGD - Berchtesgaden, Bavaria
  • BGL - Berchtesgardener Land, Bavaria
  • BH - Bühl, Baden-Württenmberg
  • BI - Bielefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BID - Biedenkopf, Hesse
  • BIN - Bingen, Rhineland Palatinate
  • BIR - Birkenfeld, Rhineland Palatinate
  • BIT - Bitburg-Prüm, Rhineland Palatinate
  • BIW - Bischofswerda, Saxony
  • BK - Bicknang, Baden-Württemberg
  • BKS - Bernkastel, Rhineland Palatinate
  • BL - Balingen & Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • BLB - Bad Berleburg, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BLK - Burgenlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt
  • BM - Bergheim & Erftkreis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BN - Bonn, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BNA - Borna, Saxony
  • BO - Bochum, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BÖ - Bördekreis, Saxony-Anhalt
  • BOG - Bogen, Bavaria
  • BOH - Bocholt, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BOR - Borken, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BOT - Bottrop, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BP - Postal authority vehicles (Bundespost)
  • BR - Bruchsal, Baden-Württemberg
  • BRA - Brake (Unterweser) & Wesermarsch, Lower Saxony
  • BRB - Brandenburg, Brandenburg
  • BRG - Burg, Saxony-Anhalt
  • BRI - Brilon, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BRK - Bad Brückenau, Bavaria
  • BRL - Braunlage, Lower Saxony
  • BRV - Bremervörde, Lower Saxony
  • BS - Brunswick (Braunschweig), Lower Saxony
  • BSB - Bersenbrück, Lower Saxony
  • BSK - Beeskow, Brandenburg
  • BT - Bayreuth, Bavaria
  • BTF - Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt
  • BU - Burgdorf, Lower Saxony
  • BÜD - Büdingen, Hesse
  • BUL - Burglengenfeld, Bavaria
  • BUR - Buren, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • BÜS - Büsingen & Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg
  • BÜZ - Bützow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • BW - Maritime authority vehicles
  • BWL - Badem-Württemberg Land official vehicles
  • BYL - Bavaria State (Bayern Land) official vehicles
  • BZ - Bautzen, Saxony
  • BZA - Bergzabern, Rhineland Palatinate

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C

  • C - Chemnitz, Saxony
  • CA - Calau, Brandenburg
  • CAS - Castrop-Rauxel, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • CB - Cottbus, Brandenburg
  • CE - Celle, Lower Saxony
  • CHA - Cham, Bavaria
  • CHL - Chemnitzer Land, Kreis Glochau, Saxony
  • CLP - Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony
  • CLZ - Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony
  • CO - Coburg, Bavaria
  • COC - Cochem-Zell, Rhineland Palatinate
  • COE - Coesfeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • CR - Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg
  • CT - Cottbus, Saxony
  • CUX - Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony
  • CW - Calw, Baden-Württemberg

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D

  • D - Düsseldorf, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • DA - Darmstadt & Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse
  • DAH - Dachau, Bavaria
  • DAN - Lüchow-Dannenberg, Lower Saxony
  • DAU - Daun, Rhineland Palatinate
  • DB - Rail authority vehicles (Deutsche Bundesbahn)
  • DBR - Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • DD - Dresden
  • DE - Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt
  • DEG - Deggendorf, Bavaria
  • DEL - Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony
  • DG - Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • DGF - Dingolfing-Landau, Bavaria
  • DH - Diepholz, Lower Saxony
  • DI - Dieburg, Hesse
  • DIL - Dillenburg, Hesse
  • DIN - Dinslaken, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • DIZ - Diez, Rhineland Palatinate
  • DKB - Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria
  • DL - Döbeln, Saxony
  • DLG - Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria
  • DM - Demmin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • DN - Düren, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • DO - Dortmund, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • DON - Donau-Ries, Bavaria
  • DS - Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • DT - Detmold & Lippe, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • DU - Duisburg, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • DUD - Duderstadt, Lower Saxony
  • DÜW - Bad Dürkheim & Weinstraße, Rhineland Palatinate
  • DW - Dippoldiswalde & Weißeritzkreis, Saxony
  • DZ - Delitzsch, Saxony

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E

  • E - Essen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • EA - Eisenach, Thuringia
  • EB - Eilenburg, Saxony
  • EBE - Ebersberg, Bavaria
  • EBN - Ebern, Bavaria
  • EBS - Ebermannstadt, Bavaria
  • ECK - Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein
  • ED - Erding, Bavaria
  • EE - Elbe-Elster, Brandenburg
  • EF - Erfurt, Thuringia
  • EG - Eggenfelden, Bavaria
  • EH - Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg
  • EHI - Ehingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • EI - Eichstätt, Bavaria
  • EIC - Eichsfeld, Thuringia
  • EIH - Eichstätt, Bavaria
  • EIL - Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt
  • EIN - Einbeck, Lower Saxony
  • EIS - Eisenberg
  • EL - Emsland, Lower Saxony
  • EM - Emmendingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • EMD - Emden, Lower Saxony
  • EMS - Bad Ems & Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland Palatinate
  • EN - Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • ER - Erlangen, Bavaria
  • ERB - Erbach & Oldenwaldkreis, Hesse
  • ERH - Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bavaria
  • ERK - Erkelenz, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • ES - Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • ESA - Eisenach, Thuringia
  • ESB - Eschenbach, Bavaria
  • ESW - Eschwege & Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Hesse
  • EU - Euskirchen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • EUT - Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein
  • EW - Eberswalde, Brandenburg

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F

  • F - Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
  • FAL - Fallingbostel, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • FB - Friedberg (Hessen) & Wetteraukreis, Hesse
  • FD - Fulda, Hesse
  • FDB - Friedberg bei Augsburg, Bavaria
  • FDS - Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg
  • FEU - Feuchtwangen, Bavaria
  • FF - Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, Brandenburg
  • FFB - Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria
  • FG - Freiberg, Saxony
  • FH - Frankfurt am Main/Höchst, Hesse
  • FI - Finsterwalde, Brandenburg
  • FKB - Frankenberg, Hesse
  • FL - Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
  • FLÖ - Flöha, Saxony
  • FN - Friedrichshafen & Bodenseekreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • FO - Forchheim, Bavaria
  • FOR - Forst, Brandenburg
  • FR - Freiburg im Breisgau & Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg
  • FRG - Freyung-Grafenau, Bavaria
  • FRI - Friesland, Lower Saxony
  • FRW - Bad Freienwalde, Brandenburg
  • FS - Freising, Bavaria
  • FT - Frankenthal (Pfalz), Rhineland Palatinate
  • FTL - Freital, Saxony
  • FÜ - Fürth, Bavaria
  • FÜS - Füssen, Bavaria
  • FW - Fürstenwalde, Brandenburg
  • FZ - Fritzlar, Hesse

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G

  • G - Gera, Thuringia
  • GA - Gardelegen, Saxony Anhalt
  • GAN - Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony
  • GAP - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria
  • GC - Glauchau & Chemnitzer Land, Saxony
  • GD - Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg
  • GDB - Gadesbusch, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • GE - Gelsenkirchen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GEL - Geldern, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GEM - Gemünden, Bavaria
  • GEO - Gerolzhofen, Bavaria
  • GER - Germersheim, Rhineland Palatinate
  • GF - Gifhorn, Lower Saxony
  • GG - Groß-Gerau, Hesse
  • GHA - Geithain, Saxony
  • GHC - Gräfenhainichen, Saxony Anhalt
  • GI - Gießen, Hesse
  • GK - Geilenkirchen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GL - Bergisch-Gladbach & Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GLA - Gladbeck, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GM - Gummersbach & Oberbergischer Kreis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GMN - Grimmen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • GN - Gelnhausen, Hesse
  • GNT - Genthin, Saxony Anhalt
  • GÖ - Göttingen, Lower Saxony
  • GOA - St Goar, Rheinland Palatinate
  • GOH - St Goarshausen, Rheinland Palatinate
  • GP - Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • GR - Görlitz, Saxony
  • GRA - Grafenau, Bavaria
  • GRH - Grossenheim
  • GRI - Griesbach, Bavaria
  • GRM - Grimma, Saxony
  • GRS - Gransee, Brandenburg
  • GRZ - Greiz, Thuringia
  • GS - Goslar, Lower Saxony
  • GT - Gütersloh, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GTH - Gotha, Thuringia
  • GÜ - Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • GUB - Guben, Brandenburg
  • GUN - Gunzenhausen, Bavaria
  • GV - Gravenbroich, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • GVM - Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • GW - Greifswald Land, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • GZ - Günzburg, Bavaria

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H

  • H - Hanover (Hannover), Lower Saxony
  • HA - Hagen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HAB - Hammelburg, Bavaria
  • HAL - Halle, Saxony-Anhalt
  • HAM - Hamm, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HAS - Haßberge, Bavaria
  • HB - Hansestadt Bremen
  • HBN - Hildburghausen, Thuringia
  • HBS - Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt
  • HC - Hainichen, Saxony
  • HCH - Hechingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • HD - Heidelberg & Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • HDH - Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg
  • HDL - Haldensleben, Saxony Anhalt
  • HE - Helmstedt, Lower Saxony
  • HEB - Hersbruck, Bavaria
  • HEF - Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Hesse
  • HEI - Heide & Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein
  • HEL - Hesse State (Hesse Land) official vehicles
  • HER - Herne, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HET - Hettstedt, Saxony Anhalt
  • HF - Herford, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HG - Bad Homburg vor der Höhe & Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse
  • HGN - Hagenow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • HGW - Hansestadt Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • HH - Hansestadt Hamburg
  • HHM - Hohenmölsen, Saxony Anhalt
  • HI - Hildesheim, Lower Saxony
  • HIG - Heiligenstadt, Thuringia
  • HIP - Hilpoltstein, Bavaria
  • HK - Heidekreis, Lower Saxony
  • HL - Hansestadt Lübeck
  • HM - Hamelin(Hameln)-Pyrmont, Lower Saxony
  • HMU - Hanoversch Münden, Lower Saxony
  • HN - Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg
  • HO - Hof, Bavaria
  • HOG - Hofgeismar, Hesse
  • HOH - Hofheim, Bavaria
  • HOL - Holzminden, Lower Saxony
  • HOM - Homburg & Saar-Pfalz-Kreis, Saarland
  • HOR - Horb, Baden-Württemberg
  • HÖS - Höchstadt, Bavaria
  • HOT - Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Saxony
  • HP - Heppenheim an der Bergstraße & Bergstraße, Hesse
  • HR - Homberg & Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Hesse
  • HRO - Hansestadt Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • HS - Heinsberg, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HSK - Hochsauerlandkreis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HST - Hansestadt Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • HU - Hanau & Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hesse
  • HÜN - Hünfeld, Schleswig-Holstein
  • HUS - Husum, Schleswig-Holstein
  • HV - Havelberg, Saxony Anhalt
  • HVL - Havelland, Brandenburg
  • HW - Halle Westfalen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HWI - Hansestadt Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • HX - Höxter, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • HY - Hoyerswerda, Saxony
  • HZ - Herzberg, Brandenburg

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I

  • IGB - Stadt St Ingbert & Saar-Pfalz-Kreis, Saarland
  • IK - Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia
  • IL - Ilmenau, Thuringia
  • ILL - Illertissen, Bavaria
  • IN - Ingolstadt, Bavaria
  • IS - Iserlohn, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • IZ - Itzehoe & Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein

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J

  • J - Jena, Thuringia
  • JB - Jüterbog, Brandenburg
  • JE - Jessen, Saxony Anhalt
  • JEV - Jever, Lower Saxony
  • JL - Jerichower Land, Saxony-Anhalt
  • JÜL - Jülich, North-Rhine-Westphalia

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K

  • K - Cologne (Köln), North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • KA - Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
  • KAR - Karlstadt, Bavaria
  • KB - Korbach & Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hesse
  • KC - Kronach, Bavaria
  • KE - Kempten (Allgäu), Bavaria
  • KEH - Kelheim, Bavaria
  • KEL - Kehl, Baden-Württemberg
  • KEM - Kemnath, Bavaria
  • KF - Kaufbeuren, Bavaria
  • KG - Bad Kissingen, Bavaria
  • KH - Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland Palatinate
  • KI - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • KIB - Kirchheimbolanden & Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland Palatinate
  • KK - Kempen-Krefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • KL - Kaiserslauten, Rhineland Palatinate
  • KLE - Cleves (Kleve), North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • KLT - Klingental, Saxony
  • KLZ - Klötze, Saxony Anhalt
  • KM - Kamenz, Saxony
  • KN - Constance (Konstanz), Baden-Württemberg
  • KO - Koblenz, Rhineland Palatinate
  • KÖN - Kötzting, Bavaria
  • KÖT - Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt
  • KOZ - Kotzting
  • KR - Krefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • KRU - Krumbach, Bavaria
  • KS - Kassel, Hesse
  • KT - Kitzingen, Bavaria
  • KU - Kulmbach, Bavaria
  • KÜN - Küzelsau & Hohenlohekreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • KUS - Kusel, Rhineland Palatinate
  • KW - Königs-Wusterhausen, Brandenburg
  • KY - Kyritz, Brandenburg
  • KYF - Kyffhäuserkreis, Thuringia

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L

  • L - Leipzig, Saxony
  • LA - Landshut, Bavaria
  • LAN - Landau Isar, Bavaria
  • LAT - Lauterbach, Hesse
  • LAU - Lauf an der Pegnitz & Nürnberger Land, Bavaria
  • LB - Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg
  • LBS - Lobenstein, Thuringia
  • LBZ - Lübz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • LC - Luckau, Brandenburg
  • LD - Landau in der Pfalz, Rhineland Palatinate
  • LDK - Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hesse
  • LDS - Landkreis Dahme-Spreewald, Brandenburg
  • LE - Lemgo, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LEO - Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg
  • LER - Leer (Ostfriesland), Lower Saxony
  • LEV - Leverkusen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LF - Laufen, Bavaria
  • LG - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony
  • LH - Lüdinghausen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LI - Lindau (Bodensee), Bavaria
  • LIB - Bad Liebenwerda, Brandenburg
  • LIF - Lichtenfels, Bavaria
  • LIN - Lingen, Lower Saxony
  • LIP - Lippe, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LK - Lübbecke, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LL - Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria
  • LM - Limburg-Weilburg, Hesse
  • LN - Lübben, Brandenburg
  • LÖ - Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg
  • LÖB - Löbau, Saxony
  • LOH - Lohr am Main, Bavaria
  • LOS - Landkreis Oder-Spree, Brandenburg
  • LP - Lippstadt, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LR - Lahr, Baden-Württemberg
  • LS - Lüdenscheid, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LSA - Saxony Anhalt State official vehicles
  • LSN - Saxony State official vehicles
  • LSZ - Bad Langensalza, Thuringia
  • LU - Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rhineland Palatinate
  • LÜD - Lüdenscheid, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LUK - Luckenwalde, Brandenburg
  • LÜN - Lünen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • LWL - Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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M

  • M - Munich (München), Bavaria
  • MA - Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg
  • MAB - Marienberg, Saxony
  • MAI - Mainburg, Bavaria
  • MAK - Marktredwitz, Bavaria
  • MAL - Mallersdorf, Bavaria
  • MAR - Marktheidenfeld, Bavaria
  • MB - Miesbach, Bavaria
  • MC - Malchin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • MD - Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
  • ME - Mettmann, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MED - Meldorf, Schleswig-Holstein
  • MEG - Melsungen, Hesse
  • MEI - Meissen, Saxony
  • MEK - Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony
  • MEL - Melle, Lower Saxony
  • MEP - Meppen, Lower Saxony
  • MER - Merseburg, Saxony Anhalt
  • MES - Meschede, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MET - Mellrichstadt, Bavaria
  • MG - Mönchengladbach, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MGH - Bad Mergentheim, Baden-Württemberg
  • MGN - Meiningen, Thuringia
  • MH - Mülheim an der Ruhr, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MHL - Mühlhausen
  • MI - Minden-Lübbecke, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MIL - Miltenberg, Bavaria
  • MK - Märkischer Kreis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MKK - Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen
  • ML - Mansfelder Land, Saxony-Anhalt
  • MM - Memmingen, Bavaria
  • MN - Mindelheim & Unterallgäu, Bavaria
  • MO - Moers, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MOD - Marktoberdorf, Bavaria
  • MOL - Märkisch-Oderland, Brandenburg
  • MON - Monschau, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MOS - Mosbach & Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • MQ - Merseburg-Querfurt, Saxony-Anhalt
  • MR - Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hesse
  • MS - Münster, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • MSP - Main-Spessart-Kreis, Bavaria
  • MST - Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • MT - Montabaur, Rhineland Palatinate
  • MTK - Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hesse
  • MTL - Muldentalkreis, Saxony
  • MÜ - Mühldorf am Inn, Bavaria
  • MÜB - Münchberg, Bavaria
  • MÜL - Müllheim, Baden-Württemberg
  • MÜN - Münsingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • MÜR - Müritz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • MVL - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Land official vehicles
  • MW - Mittweida, Saxony
  • MY - Mayen, Rhineland Palatinate
  • MYK - Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland Palatinate
  • MZ - Mainz & Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland Palatinate
  • MZG - Merzig-Wadern, Saarland

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N

  • N - Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Bavaria
  • NAB - Nabburg, Bavaria
  • NAI - Naila, Bavaria
  • NAU - Nauen, Brandenburg
  • NB - Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • ND - Neuberg an der Donau & Neuberg-Schrobenhausen, Bavaria
  • NDH - Nordhausen, Thuringia
  • NE - Neuss, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • NEA - Neustadt an der Aisch & Bad Windsheim, Bavaria
  • NEB - Nebra, Saxony Anhalt
  • NEC - Neustadt Coburg, Bavaria
  • NEN - Neunburg, Bavaria
  • NES - Bad Neustadt an der Saale & Rhön-Grabfeld, Bavaria
  • NEU - Neustadt Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg
  • NEW - Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bavaria
  • NF - Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein
  • NH - Neuhaus an der Rennweg, Thuringia
  • NI - Nienberg (Weser), Lower Saxony
  • NIB - Niebüll, Schleswig-Holstein
  • NK - Neunkirchen/Saar, Saarland
  • NL - Lower Saxony State official vehicles
  • NM - Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria
  • NMB - Naumberg, Saxony Anhalt
  • NMS - Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein
  • NÖ - Nördlingen, Bavaria
  • NOH - Nordhorn & Grafschaft Bentheim, Lower Saxony
  • NOL - Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis, Saxony
  • NOM - Northeim, Lower Saxony
  • NOR - Norden, Lower Saxony
  • NP - Neuruppin, Brandenburg
  • NR - Neuwied am Rhein, Rhineland Palatinate
  • NRÜ - Neustadt am Rübenberge, Lower Saxony
  • NRW - North-Rhine-Westphalia State official vehicles
  • NU - Neu-Ulm, Bavaria
  • NT - Nürtingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • NVP - Nordvorpommern, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • NW - Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rhineland Palatinate
  • NWM - Nordwestmecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • NY - Niesky, Saxony
  • NZ - Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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O

  • OA - Oberallgäu, Bavaria
  • OAL - Ostallgäu, Bavaria
  • OB - Oberhausen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • OBB - Obernburg, Bavaria
  • OBG - Osterburg, Saxony Anhalt
  • OC - Oschersleben, Saxony
  • OCH - Ochsenfurt, Bavaria
  • OD - Bad Oldesloe & Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein
  • OE - Olpe, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • OF - Offenbach am Main, Hesse
  • OG - Offenburg & Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • OH - Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein
  • OHA - Osterode am Harz, Lower Saxony
  • ÖHR - Öhringen, Baden-Württemberg
  • OHV - Oberhavel, Brandenburg
  • OHZ - Osterholz, Lower Saxony
  • OK - Ohre-Kreis, Saxony-Anhalt
  • OL - Oldenburg, Lower Saxony
  • OLD - Oldenburg (Holstein), Schleswig-Holstein
  • OP - Opladen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • OPR - Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg
  • OR - Oranienburg, Brandenburg
  • OS - Osnabrück, Lower Saxony
  • OSL - Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Brandenburg
  • OTT - Otterndorf, Lower Saxony
  • OTW - Ottweiler, Saarland
  • OVI - Oberviechtach, Bavaria
  • OVL - Obervogtland, Saxony
  • OVP - Ostvorpommern, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • OZ - Oschatz, Saxony

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P

  • P - Potsdam, Brandenburg
  • PA - Passau, Bavaria
  • PAF - Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Bavaria
  • PAN - Pfarrkirchen & Rottal-Inn, Bavaria
  • PAR - Parsberg, Bavaria
  • PB - Paderborn, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • PCH - Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • PE - Peine, Lower Saxony
  • PEG - Pegnitz, Bavraia
  • PER - Perleberg, Brandenburg
  • PF - Pforzheim & Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • PI - Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein
  • PIR - Pirna, Saxony
  • PK - Pritzwalk, Brandenburg
  • PL - Plauen, Saxony
  • PLÖ - Plön, Schleswig-Holstein
  • PM - Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg
  • PN - Pößneck, Thuringia
  • PR - Prignitz, Brandenburg
  • PRÜ - Prüm, Rhineland Palatinate
  • PS - Pirmasens & Südwestpfalz, Rhineland Palatinate
  • PW - Pasewalk, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • PZ - Prenzlau, Brandenburg

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Q

  • QFT - Querfurt, Saxony Anhalt
  • QLB - Quedlinburg, Saxony-Anhalt

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R

  • R - Regensberg, Bavaria
  • RA - Ratstatt, Baden-Württemberg
  • RC - Reichenbach, Saxony
  • RD - Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein
  • RDG - Ribnitz-Damgarten, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • RE - Recklinghausen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • REG - Regen, Bavaria
  • REH - Rehau, Bavaria
  • REI - Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria
  • RG - Riesa-Großenhain, Saxony
  • RH - Roth bei Nürnberg, Bavaria
  • RI - Rinteln, Lower Saxony
  • RID - Riedenburg, Bavaria
  • RIE - Riesa, Saxony
  • RL - Rochlitz, Saxony
  • RM - Röbel/Muritz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • RN - Rathenow, Brandenburg
  • RO - Rosenheim, Bavaria
  • ROD - Roding, Bavaria
  • ROF - Rotenburg bei Fulda, Hesse
  • ROH - Rotenburg Wümme, Lower Saxony
  • ROK - Rockenhausen, Rhineland Palatinate
  • ROL - Rottenburg Laaber, Bavaria
  • ROS - Rostock Land, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • ROT - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria
  • ROW - Rotenburg (Wümme) & Bremervörde, Lower Saxony
  • RPL - Rhineland Palatinate State official vehicles
  • RS - Remscheid, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • RSL - Roßlau, Saxony Anhalt
  • RT - Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • RU - Rudolstadt
  • RÜD - Rüdesheim & Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Hesse
  • RÜG - Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • RV - Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg
  • RW - Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg
  • RWL - North-Rhine-Westphalia State official vehicles
  • RY - Rheydt, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • RZ - Ratzeburg & Hertzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein

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S

  • S - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
  • SAB - Saarburg, Rhineland Palatinate
  • SAD - Schwandorf, Bavaria
  • SÄK - Säckingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • SAL - Saarland official vehicles
  • SAN - Stadtsteinach, Bavaria
  • SAO - Saale-Orla Kreis
  • SAW - Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Saxony-Anhalt
  • SB - Saarbrücken, Saarland
  • SBG - Strasburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • SBK - Schönebeck, Saxony-Anhalt
  • SC - Schwabach, Bavaria
  • SCZ - Schleiz, Thuringia
  • SDH - Sondershausen, Thuringia
  • SDL - Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt
  • SDT - Schwedt, Brandenburg
  • SE - Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein
  • SEB - Sebnitz, Saxony
  • SEE - Seelow, Brandenburg
  • SEF - Scheinfeld, Bavaria
  • SEL - Selb, Bavaria
  • SF - Sonthofen, Bavaria
  • SFA - Soltau-Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony
  • SFB - Senftenberg, Brandenburg
  • SFT - Staßfurt, Saxony Anhalt
  • SG - Solingen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • SGH - Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt
  • SH - Schleswig-Holstein Land official vehicles
  • SHA - Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg
  • SHG - Stadthagen & Schaumburg, Lower Saxony
  • SHK - Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thuringia
  • SHL - Suhl, Thuringia
  • SHS - Sangerhausen
  • SI - Siegen-Wittgenstein, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • SIG - Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg
  • SIM - Simmern & Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis, Rhineland Palatinate
  • SK - Saalkreis, Saxony-Anhalt
  • SL - Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
  • SLE - Schleiden (Eifel), North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • SLF - Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia
  • SLG - Saulgau, Baden-Württemberg
  • SLK - Salzlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt
  • SLN - Schmölin, Thuringia
  • SLS - Saarlouis, Saarland
  • SLÜ - Schlüchtern, Hesse
  • SLZ - Bad Salzungen, Thuringia
  • SM - Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Thuringia
  • SMÜ - Schwabmünchen, Bavaria
  • SN - Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • SNH - Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg
  • SO - Soest, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • SOB - Schrobenhausen, Bavaria
  • SOG - Schongau, Bavaria
  • SOK - Saale-Orla-Kreis, Thuringia
  • SOL - Soltau, Lower Saxony
  • SÖM - Sömmerda, Thuringia
  • SON - Sonneberg, Thuringia
  • SP - Speyer, Rhineland Palatinate
  • SPB - Spremberg, Brandenburg
  • SPN - Spree-Neiße, Brandenburg
  • SPR - Springe, Lower Saxony
  • SR - Straubing & Straubing-Bogen, Bavaria
  • SRB - Strausberg, Brandenburg
  • SRO - Stadtroda, Thuringia
  • ST - Steinfurt, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • STA - Starnberg, Bavaria
  • STB - Sternberg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • STD - Stade, Lower Saxony
  • STE - Staffelstein, Bavaria
  • STH - Stadthagen, Lower Saxony
  • STL - Stollberg, Saxony
  • STO - Stockach, Baden-Württemberg
  • SU - Siegburg & Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • SUL - Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria
  • SÜW - Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland Palatinate
  • SW - Schweinfurt, Bavaria
  • SWA - Bad Schwalbach & Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Hesse
  • SWZ - Schwarzakreis
  • SY - Syke, Lower Saxony
  • SZ - Salzgitter, Lower Saxony
  • SZB - Schwarzenberg, Saxony

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T

  • TBB - Tauberbischofsheim & Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • TE - Teterow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • TF - Teltow-Fläming, Brandenburg
  • TG - Torgau, Saxony
  • TGO - Thurgau-Oschatz
  • THL - Thuringia State (Thüringen Land) official vehicles
  • THW - German Federal Agency for Technical Relief vehicles
  • TIR - Tirschenreuth, Bavaria
  • TO - Torgau-Oschatz, Saxony
  • TÖL - Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Bavaria
  • TÖN - Tönning, Schleswig-Holstein
  • TP - Templin, Brandenburg
  • TR - Trier, Rhineland Palatinate
  • TS - Traunstein, Bavaria
  • TT - Tettnang, Baden-Württemberg
  • TÜ - Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • TUT - Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg

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U

  • ÜB - Überlingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • UE - Uelzen, Lower Saxony
  • UEM - Ueckermünde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • UER - Uecker-Randow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • UFF - Uffenheim, Bavaria
  • UH - Unstrut-Hainich, Thuringia
  • UL - Ulm & Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • UM - Uckermark, Brandenburg
  • UN - Unna, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • USI - Usingen, Hesse

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V

  • V - Vogtlandkreis, Saxony
  • VAI - Vaihingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • VB - Vogelsbergkreis, Hesse
  • VEC - Vechta, Lower Saxony
  • VER - Verden, Lower Saxony
  • VIB - Vilsbiburg, Bavaria
  • VIE - Viersen, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • VIT - Viechtach, Bavaria
  • VK - Völklingen, Saarland
  • VL - Villingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • VOF - Vilshofen, Bavaria
  • VOH - Vohenstrauß, Bavaria
  • VR - Vorpommern-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • VS - Villingen-Schwenningen & Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

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W

  • W - Wuppertal, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WA - Waldeck, Hesse
  • WAF - Kreis Warendorf, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WAK - Wartburgkreis, Thuringia
  • WAM - Westliche Altmark
  • WAN - Wanne-Eickel, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WAR - Warburg, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WAT - Wattenscheid, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WB - Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt
  • WBS - Worbis, Thuringia
  • WD - Weidenbrück, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WDA - Werdau, Saxony
  • WE - Weimar, Thuringia
  • WEB - Westerburg, Rhineland Palatinate
  • WEG - Wegscheid, Bavaria
  • WEI - Weimarer Land (Kreis Apolda)
  • WEL - Weilburg, Hesse
  • WEM - Wesermünde, Lower Saxony
  • WEN - Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria
  • WER - Wertingen, Bavaria
  • WES - Wesel, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WF - Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony
  • WG - Wangen, Baden-Württemberg
  • WHV - Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony
  • WI - Wiesbaden, Hesse
  • WIL - Wittlich & Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland Palatinate
  • WIS - Wismarer Land
  • WIT - Witten, North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • WIZ - Witzenhausen, Hesse
  • WK - Wittstock, Brandenburg
  • WL - Winsen (Luhe) & Harburg, Lower Saxony
  • WLG - Wolgast, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • WM - Weilheim-Schongau, Bavaria
  • WMS - Wolmirstedt, Saxony Anhalt
  • WN - Waiblingen & Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg
  • WND - St Wendel, Saarland
  • WO - Worms, Rhineland Palatinate
  • WOB - Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony
  • WOH - Wolfhagen, Hesse
  • WOL - Wolfach, Baden-Württemberg
  • WOR - Wolfratshausen, Bavaria
  • WOS - Wolfstein, Bavaria
  • WR - Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt
  • WRN - Waren, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • WS - Wasserburg, Bavaria
  • WSF - Weißenfels, Saxony-Anhalt
  • WST - Westerstede & Ammerland, Lower Saxony
  • WSW - Weißwasser, Saxony
  • WT - Waldshut, Baden-Württemberg
  • WTL - Wittlage, Lower Saxony
  • WTM - Wittmund, Lower Saxony
  • WÜ - Würzburg, Bavaria
  • WUG - Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bavaria
  • WUM - Waldmünchen, Bavaria
  • WUN - Wunsiedel am Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria
  • WUR - Wurzen, Saxony
  • WW - Westerwaldkreis, Rhineland Palatinate
  • WZ - Wetzlar, Hesse
  • WZL - Wanzleben, Saxony Anhalt

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X

  • X - NATO Forces vehicles

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Y

  • Y - Armed Forces vehicles

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Z

  • Z - Zwickauer Land, Saxony
  • ZE - Zerbst, Saxony-Anhalt
  • ZEL - Zell, Rhineland Palatinate
  • ZI - Löbau-Zittau
  • ZIG - Ziegenhain, Hesse
  • ZP - Zschopau, Saxony
  • ZR - Zeulenroda, Thuringia
  • ZS - Zossen, Brandenburg
  • ZW - Zweibrücken, Rhineland Palatinate
  • ZZ - Zeitz, Saxony Anhalt

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FAQs

How do you write German license plates? ›

German License Plates Codes

The first 1-3 letters is the city or county code, followed by one or two letters and 1-4 numbers as serial number.

How do you read German license plates? ›

Standard German number plates use black print on a white background. There is a blue strip featuring the stars of the European Union and Germany's country code on the left. The registration number can have up to eight characters, which are visually split into three clusters.

How many characters are in a German license plate? ›

German License Plate

Plate can hold up to 14 characters, after 9 characters we use a smaller font. Plate is made of aluminum and embossed with black text.

What letter do German number plates start with? ›

German licence plates show a D (for Deutschland=Germany) on the blue strip on the left, which shows the European Union's flag, 12 golden stars in a circle on blue ground. After that, there are between one and three letters for the city or region where the automobile is registered, such as B for Berlin.

How do German number plates work? ›

In the current system, introduced in 1956, they consist of an area code of one, two or three letters, followed by an identifier sequence of one or two letters and one to four digits. The total quantity of characters on the plate must not exceed eight.

What does the letter D mean on a number plate? ›

CS. Formerly Československo (Czechoslovakia) D. Germany.

How do you read EU license plates? ›

Most license plates for countries in the European Union have a blue graphic strip on the left side of the plate. This strip has the country code in white – for Germany it is a “D” for Deutschland. Above the country code is the Flag of Europe with is the 12 golden stars in a circle.

Why do some German license plates have red letters? ›

Red numbered licence plates are for cars in transition, as it were. They are not, strictly speaking, assigned to a specific car, but to a car dealer.

How do you tell what country a European license plate is from? ›

The common design consists of a blue strip on the left side of the plate. This blue strip has the EU flag symbol (twelve yellow stars), along with the country code of the member state in which the vehicle is registered.

How many letters can be on a European license plate? ›

For plates with a country sidebar, you can have up to 9 characters including spaces. For plates with no sidebar, you can fit 10.

How big is a German license plate? ›

License Plate Dimensions - Measures 4.4 inches (114mm) high x 20.5 inches (520mm) wide, allowing a maximum of 9 digits including spaces.

How many characters are on a Euro license plate? ›

13 Character Custom German European License Plate - Euro (EEC) Style.

Is Germany a code? ›

Why are some German license plates yellow? ›

The license plate has a yellow band on the right and it shows the expiration date. With a temporary license plate the car receives a vehicle insurance and a registration document. The temporary permit allows the car to be driven only within Germany (no border crossing).

Why is Germany called Deutschland? ›

The etymology of Deutschland is pretty simple. The word deutsch comes from diutisc in Old High German, which means “of the people.” Land literally just means “land.” In other words, Deutschland basically means something to the effect of “the people's land.”

Does Germany allow custom license plates? ›

Optional characters

The Germany registration number consists of one to two letters and one to four digits, which are issued in the order of the registration of the car's serial number. Additionally, the owner can also choose their own personalized number.

Do you need a front license plate in Germany? ›

But Germany does require one, in fact they will drill holes in the front bumper to mount the bracket. This happened to me on my wife's SLK in NV (which does not require a front plate on "sports" cars), which the dealer had to epoxy over and repaint; upsetting to say the least.

What is registration certificate Part 1 and 2 Germany? ›

The registration certificate Part I, also called vehicle registration document, is issued by the registration office. It is identical in content to the registration certificate Part II, the vehicle registration document. It also contains the due date of the next general inspection.

What do the first 2 letters on number plates mean? ›

The first two letters of your car's number plate refer to where it was registered. The first letter is for the region, and the second is for the local DVLA office.

What is P on a number plate? ›

Vehicle registration codes of the Europe
CodeCountryFrom
PPortugal1910
PLPoland1921
PMR*Transnistria1990
RKSKosovo2010
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What is G in number plate? ›

In Gujarat, government vehicles have number plate with letter G and GJ, which is reserved for government firm vehicles. (e.g. : GJ 18 G 5123 and GJ 18 GJ 6521). All other letters except G are used by passenger vehicles.

What are the letters on European license plates? ›

The letters represent the country the car (and driver) is from. “A” is Austria. “B” is Belgium. “D” is Germany (Deutschland).

Which countries have EU plates? ›

Member Countries
AustriaBelgiumBulgaria
FinlandFranceGermany
HungaryIrelandItaly
LithuaniaLuxembourgMalta
PolandPortugalRomania
2 more rows

Why are European license plates so long? ›

Second, European-format plates allow for more characters to fit horizontally, ensuring that a plate format will be able to be used for decades even in the most populated state. California, for example, uses seven characters, but modern German plates currently have eight, and still have an empty ninth space taken up by ...

What does a red license plate mean? ›

The red plate shows the registration number of the trailer. Red plates can also be trade plates but these can only be used where a dealer owns the vehicle. Their use is strictly controlled, whereby each journey using the plates is recorded.

What is red number plate? ›

Red number plate- The red number plate symbolises that the brand new car has a temporary vehicle registration plate and yet to get a permanent one (issued by the RTO). Temporary vehicle registration comes with 1-month validity. The rules regarding temporary vehicle registration plates differ from one state to another.

What country uses red license plates? ›

Swiss residents interested in getting one of the red plates can place an order as of March 1, 2022. People planning a trip will have to plan ahead, though, since the plates are made to order. That means that, unlike regular license plates, customers won't be able to just pick them up at their local licensing authority.

What does B mean on a license plate? ›

B - Police vehicles. EC - Eastern Cape province. FS - Free State (formerly Orange Free State) province. G - Government vehicles (?) GP - Gauteng province.

What does GBG mean on a number plate? ›

Guernsey number plate format

In addition to the numerals, Guernsey plates also display an oval emblem featuring the letters GBG, which stands for Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Guernsey.

Are European plates legal in US? ›

Our plates are only meant for use in the front and in NO state is is legal to use a European License Plate on the back. Customers that are concerned about this might want to get their actual plate numbers on the plate and not custom text. That being said...

Why do some German license plates have red letters? ›

Red numbered licence plates are for cars in transition, as it were. They are not, strictly speaking, assigned to a specific car, but to a car dealer.

How do you read EU license plates? ›

Most license plates for countries in the European Union have a blue graphic strip on the left side of the plate. This strip has the country code in white – for Germany it is a “D” for Deutschland. Above the country code is the Flag of Europe with is the 12 golden stars in a circle.

Why is Germany called Deutschland? ›

The etymology of Deutschland is pretty simple. The word deutsch comes from diutisc in Old High German, which means “of the people.” Land literally just means “land.” In other words, Deutschland basically means something to the effect of “the people's land.”

What is a euro number plate? ›

These prestigious plates will complete the look of your European vehicle, giving it the finished look the designers intended.

Why are some German license plates yellow? ›

The license plate has a yellow band on the right and it shows the expiration date. With a temporary license plate the car receives a vehicle insurance and a registration document. The temporary permit allows the car to be driven only within Germany (no border crossing).

Do you need a front license plate in Germany? ›

But Germany does require one, in fact they will drill holes in the front bumper to mount the bracket. This happened to me on my wife's SLK in NV (which does not require a front plate on "sports" cars), which the dealer had to epoxy over and repaint; upsetting to say the least.

What does a red license plate mean? ›

The red plate shows the registration number of the trailer. Red plates can also be trade plates but these can only be used where a dealer owns the vehicle. Their use is strictly controlled, whereby each journey using the plates is recorded.

What are the letters on European license plates? ›

The letters represent the country the car (and driver) is from. “A” is Austria. “B” is Belgium. “D” is Germany (Deutschland).

Where is EU number plate from? ›

European Union

It was based on a model registration plate which three member states had already introduced: Ireland (1991), Portugal (1992) and Germany (1994). Luxembourg plates had displayed the EU flag on the left since 1988.

Which countries have EU plates? ›

Member Countries
AustriaBelgiumBulgaria
FinlandFranceGermany
HungaryIrelandItaly
LithuaniaLuxembourgMalta
PolandPortugalRomania
2 more rows

What do Germans call Germans? ›

Germani (for the people) and Germania (for the area where they lived) became the common Latin words for Germans and Germany. Germans call themselves Deutsche (living in Deutschland).

What do Germans call England? ›

Answer and Explanation: "England" is spelled in the exact same way in German, but its pronunciation is a bit different: /EHNG-lahnt/. You may say, for example: Meine Schwester lebt in England.

What is Germany's real name? ›

Germany (German: Deutschland, pronounced [ˈdɔʏtʃlant] ( listen)), officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe.

How much is a German license plate? ›

European License Plates - Custom European License Plates : EEC German License Plate - $44.95.

What is P on a number plate? ›

Vehicle registration codes of the Europe
CodeCountryFrom
PPortugal1910
PLPoland1921
PMR*Transnistria1990
RKSKosovo2010
69 more rows

Can I make my own number plate? ›

Essentially, personalised number plates are only legal if they have the right documentation. Criminals can forge this and victims may only find out they've been duped when the police stop them.

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