Residential parking permit
Apply for resident parking permit
Resident parking card when moving
Vehicle and Resident's Parking Permit
When moving to another district (Stadtkreis or Landkreis) you have to apply for a new official license plate.
If you have a resident’s parking permit (Bewohnerparkausweis), then you should not forget when moving away from the residence parking area to inform this immediately to the municipality, which issued the permit, and to return the parking permit personally or by post.
Note: Inform yourself in good time, whether a resident’s parking permit is required in your new residential zone.
The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Verkehrsministerium released it on 22.03.2021. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.
The city center offers enough parking space in six public parking garages, with the public parking spaces and the private spaces, which are also available especially on the weekends. Free parking spaces in the multi-storey car parks are displayed via a parking guidance system. You can find the opening times and address details of the car parks here:
Cell phone parking
A parking ticket can be conveniently purchased using a mobile phone. Before you can use mobile phone parking, you must register yourself and your vehicles with an operator. The preparatory work only takes a few minutes and is no more difficult than buying a train or plane ticket. The different tariffs and additional offers of the various providers are compared on the Internet. Then you can register with one of the providers. And mail arrives a few days later. This brings the sticker with the mobile parking logo. This logo is stuck to the windshield. And you can park with a mobile phone call. Shortly after the start of the parking process, an SMS arrives on your mobile phone. It says exactly when the parking process began, how long you can park and what parking costs. Before you turn the ignition key to drive away again, you call the same number again or answer the SMS to end the parking process. If you forget to do this, you will receive a reminder by SMS as soon as the maximum allowed parking time has expired. The service is especially interesting for people with reduced mobility. Or when it's slippery in winter. Or when it rains. You can save yourself the trip to the parking ticket machine when parking your mobile phone.