Road Signs in Germany

There are over one thousand traffic signs in German traffic code. A detailed list of German traffic signs according to their serial numbers is available on this page below. On the page, Important Road Signs they are presented in groups.

Please note that traffic sign numbers are just to identify the traffic signs. These numbers are not asked in any driving license exam.

Traffic tickets for violations committed on German roads use these numbers to refer to traffic signs related to violations.

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Danger signs / Warning signs

Danger signs / Warning signs are placed 150m-250m before the approaching danger. In Germany, warning signs are triangular with thick red border and white background. The actual warning is always illustrated in black color.

General danger / warning sign
Sign 101

General danger / warning sign. A supplementary sign may explains the nature of danger.

Intersection or junction with right-before-left rule
Sign 102

Indicates an intersection or junction. Yield to traffic approaching from the right (Intersection or junction with right-before-left rule).

single curve is approaching in left direction
Sign 103-10

A single curve is approaching in left direction.

A single curve is approaching in right direction
Sign 103-20

A single curve is approaching in right direction.

Indicates an approaching double curve - first left
Sign 105-10

Indicates an approaching double curve - first left

Indicates an approaching double curve - first right
Sign 105-20

Indicates an approaching double curve - first right

steep downgrade sign
Sign 108-10

Posted before steep downgrades. Please read further here.

Sign 110-12

Indicates an approaching upgrade

uneven road
Sign 112

Indicates rough road ahead

Danger of skidding or slipping
Sign 114

Danger of skidding or slipping. Indicates stretches of road that may be slippery when wet or dirty.

Crosswind from the right
Sign 117-10

Crosswind from the right

Crosswind from the left
Sign 117-20

Crosswind from the left

Narrow road on both sides
Sign 120

Road narrows on both sides. In case of one-way-street, zipper rule applies.

Road narrows from the right side
Sign 121-10

Road narrows from the right side. Yield to oncoming traffic through the narrow passage. In case of one-way-street, zipper rule applies.

Road narrows from the left side
Sign 121-20

Road narrows from the left side. Oncoming traffic must wait. In case of one-way-street, zipper rule applies.

road works - construction works on road
Sign 123

Work in process. Be aware of workers.

stau sign
Sign 124

Warning of traffic jam (Stau) ahead. A supplementary electronic or metallic sign with German word "Staugefahr" can be added to general danger sign. "Stau" means traffic jam / congestion and "Staugefahr" means danger of traffic jam.

two way traffic
Sign 125

There may be oncoming traffic (Two way traffic). Please check this article for more details.

traffic light ahead
Sign 131

Indicates traffic light ahead.

Pedestrian may cross the road
Sign 133-10

Pedestrian may cross the road - installation on the right side of road. (This is not sign for pedestrian corsswalk.)

Pedestrian may cross the road - second type
Sign 133-20

Pedestrian may cross the road - installation on the left side of road. This is not sign for pedestrian corsswalk.

Pay attention to children
Sign 136-10

Pay attention to children - installation on the right side of road.

children may cross the road
Sign 136-20

Pay attention to children - installation on the left side of road.

cyclists on the road
Sign 138-10

Be aware of cyclists. Please check this article for more details.

Be aware of cyclists
Sign 138-20

Be aware of cyclists, second variation - installation on the left side of road.

wild animals may cross the road
Sign 142-10

Indicates wild animals may cross the road.

level crossing without barrier
Sign 151

Indicates unguarded railroad crossing. Please see this article for details.

level crossing with three-lane beacon and distance
Sign 156-11

Railroad crossing with three-lane beacon, and with distance indication - installation on the right

level crossing beacon 240 meters
Sign 157-10

Level crossing beacon. Indicates distance of 240 meters. It may be placed before railroad crossing along with sign 151.

level crossing beacon 160 meters
Sign 159-10

Level crossing beacon. Indicates distance of 160 meters. It's purpose is same as sign 157-11.

level crossing beacon 80 meters
Sign 162-10

Level crossing beacon. Indicates distance of 80 meters. It's purpose is same as sign 157-11.

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Further categories of danger sign 101

 danger of low air traffic above the road
Sign 101-10

There can be low air traffic above the road.

pedestrian crosswalk ahead
Sign 101-11

Pedestrian crossing ahead. This sign is placed 150m - 250m before the actual pedestrian crosswalk. Please see this article for more details.

danger of domestic animals and mud on the road
Sign 101-12

Indicates danger of domestic animals and mud on the road.

danger of horseman crossing the road
Sign 101-13

Indicates danger of horseman crossing the road.

Migrating amphibians can be on the road
Sign 101-14

Migrating amphibians can be on the road.

Danger of falling rocks
Sign 101-15

Danger of falling rocks. Stopping or parking should be avoided here.

icy road ahead
Sign 101-51

Beware of an icy road ahead. The road can be slippery.

Loose chippings ahead
Sign 101-52

Possible Loose chippings ahead. Indicates a stretch of road that has loose surface material.

Unguarded water body
Sign 101-53

Unguarded water body along the road is appraoching.

Narrowed clearance by trees
Sign 101-54

Narrowed clearance by trees. Drivers of higher vehicles should drive with care.

Moveable or swing bridge
Sign 101-55

Moveable or swing bridge ahead.

Regulatory signs

Regulatory signs prohibit or prescribe an action. In Germany, prohibitory signs are generally red and white circles while mandatory signs are blue circles. Both prohibitory signs and mandatory signs are canceled by black and white circular signs. However, there are few exceptions.

level crossing
Sign 201-50

Railroad crossing. Prioritize rail transport.

electrified level crossing
Sign 201-51

Electrified railroad crossing. Prioritize rail transport.

level crossing horizontal sign
Sign 201-52

Railroad crossing (Horizontal variation). Prioritize rail transport.

electrified level crossing horizontal sign
Sign 201-53

Electrified railroad crossing (Horizontal variation). Prioritize rail transport.

yield right of way
Sign 205

Yield right-of-way.

german stop sign
Sign 206

Indicates driver must come to a complete stop and make sure no other vehicles or pedestrians (as the case may be) are coming before proceeding.

Yield to oncoming traffic
Sign 208

Yield to oncoming traffic. Please see this article for more details.

traffic must turn right (after the sign board)
Sign 209

Indicates that traffic must turn right (after the sign board). Please see this article for more details.

Mandatory direction of travel (left after the sign board)
Sign 209-10

Mandatory direction of travel is left, after the sign board.

All vehicles must proceed straight ahead
Sign 209-30

Mandatory direction of travel. All vehicles must proceed straight ahead. No turns are permitted.

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Must turn right before the sign board
Sign 211

Must turn right (before the sign board).

Must turn left before the sign board
Sign 211-10

Must turn left (before the sign board).

Mandatory directions of travel, straight ahead or right
Sign 214

Mandatory directions of travel, straight ahead or right (after the sign board).

Mandatory directions of travel, straight ahead or left
Sign 214-10

Mandatory directions of travel, straight ahead or left (after the sign board).

Mandatory direction of travel, right or left
Sign 214-30

Mandatory direction of travel, right or left. Stright ahead is not allowed or closed.

german roundabout laws
Sign 215

Indicates entrance to a traffic circle (roundabout). Traffic in the circle has the right-of-way. Turn signals are not required when entering a roundabout, but must be used when exiting.

One-way street / road
Sign 220-10

One-way street / road. Backing up and making U-turns in one-way streets are prohibited.

Drive from right of the obstacle
Sign 222

Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle. Drive from right of the obstacle.

Drive from left of the obstacle
Sign 222-10

Prescribed drive direction around the obstacle. Drive from left of the obstacle.

 Use of hard shoulder as driving lane permitted
Sign 223.1-50

Use of hard shoulder as driving lane permitted. Number of arrows indicates number of lanes on the road.

Sign 223.1-51

Use of hard shoulder as driving lane permitted. Number of arrows indicates number of lanes on the road.

No more use of hard shoulder as driving lane permitted.
Sign 223.2-50

No more use of hard shoulder as driving lane permitted.

No more use of hard shoulder as driving lane permitted.
Sign 223.2-51

No more use of hard shoulder as driving lane permitted.

leave the hard shoulder and merge to driving lane.
Sign 223.3-50

leave the hard shoulder and merge to driving lane.

Sign 223.3-51

leave the hard shoulder and merge to driving lane.

Bus and streetcar / tram stop
Sign 224

Bus and streetcar / tram stop. An additional sign indicates whether the stop is for buses or streetcars. Parking or stopping within 15 meters of this sign is prohibited.

School bus stop
Sign 224-51

School bus stop. 15 m parking prohibition before and after this sign. "schulbus" means school bus. "Werktag" means working days. "außer Samstags" means except Saturdays.

Taxi stand
Sign 229

Taxi stand. Indicates area only reserved for taxis. Other vehicles are not allowed to park here unless showed by supplementary sign. Parking prohibition is only applicable on the side of the road on which these signs are posted.

beginning of taxi stand
Sign 229-10

Taxi stand. Arrow above the cross shows the beginning of taxi stand and no parking area for other vehicles.

end of taxi stand
Sign 229-11

Taxi stand. Arrow below the cross shows the end of taxi stand, and also the end of parking prohibition.

middle of a taxi stand
Sign 229-30

Sign is placed in middle of a taxi stand. Parking or stopping of other vechicles is not allowed unless shown by signboard. Only applicable on the side of the road on which these signs are posted.

taxi stand - left side installation
Sign 229-31

Same sign as previous sign 229-30. Installation on the left side of road and parking prohibition is also only on the left side.

Bicycle lane
Sign 237

Bicycle lane. Indicates paths restricted to and mandatory for bicycles. Please also see this article.

path mandatory for horse riders
Sign 238

Bridleway. Indicates that the path is restricted to and mandatory for horse riders.

Pedestrian path
Sign 239

Pedestrian path. Indicates track restricted to and mandatory for pedestrians.

Shared path for pedestrians and cyclists
Sign 240

Shared path for pedestrians and cyclists

Sign 241-30

Shared but separated path for pedestrians and cyclists. Cyclists must stay on left and pedestrians on right.

shared path, cyclists must stay on right and pedestrians on left
Sign 241-31

Shared but separated path for pedestrians and cyclists. Cyclists must stay on right and pedestrians on left.

Start of pedestrian zone
Sign 242.1

Start of pedestrian zone. Indicates an area where only pedestrians are permitted. Cyclists also must walk and push their cycles.

End of pedestrian zone
Sign 242.2

End of pedestrian zone. Residents of the pedestrian zone must park their vehicles outside the zone, also at night.

Bicyclist lane/path
Sign 244.1

Bicyclist lane/path. A bicycle lane is a track intended just for cycling. Only a supplementary sign allows the entrance of vehicles or pedestrians.

End of bicyclist lane/path
Sign 244.2

End of bicyclist lane/path

Bus lane or Bus-only lane
Sign 245

Bus lane or Bus-only lane. Other vehicles are not allowed to use this lane. Parking is also not allowed in this lane.

No entry for any kind of Vehicle
Sign 250

No entry for any kind of Vehicle. Motorcycles, Mopeds and bicycles can be pushed by hands with engine turned off.

Prohibits entry for all motor vehicles other than motorcycles
Sign 251

Prohibits entry for all motor vehicles except single-tracked motorcycles. Please see this para also.

no vehicles over 3.5 t
Sign 253

No entry for motor vehicles with a maximum authorized mass of more than 3,5 t

No entry for bicycles
Sign 254

No entry for bicycles

No entry for motorcycles and mopeds
Sign 255

No entry for all kinds of motorcycles and mopeds

Sign 257-50

No entry for mopeds

No entry for Horse riders
Sign 257-51

No entry for Horse riders

No entry for animal-drawn wagons
Sign 257-52

Animal-drawn wagons not permitted

Cattle not permitted on the road
Sign 257-53

Farmers are not allowed to bring cattle on the road

No entry for buses and coaches
Sign 257-54

No entry for buses and coaches

No entry for passenger car
Sign 257-55

No entry for passenger car. Please also see the sign 251.

No entry for passenger car with trailer
Sign 257-56

No entry for passenger car with trailer

Motor vehicles with a maximum authorized mass of more than 3,5 t with trailer are not permitted
Sign 257-57

Motor vehicles with a maximum authorized mass of more than 3,5 t with trailer are not permitted. (They are permitted without trailer).

No entry for slow-moving vehicles
Sign 257-58

No entry for slow-moving vehicles. (Vehicles that can't reach or not allowed to attain speed of 25km/h).

No Pedestrians Permitted
Sign 259

No Pedestrians Permitted

No entry for all types of motor vehicles
Sign 260

All types of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds, are not permitted.

Motor vehicles with dangerous cargo are not permitted
Sign 261

Motor vehicles with dangerous goods are not permitted

Sign shows weight limit for vehicles
Sign 262-5,5

Indicates total vehicle weight limit. Vehicle more than indicated weight are not permitted.

Load limit per axle
Sign 263-8

Maximum load limit per axle

Maximum width limit
Sign 264-2

Maximum width limit

Maximumh height limit
Sign 265-3,8

Maximumh height limit

Maximum length limit
Sign 266-10

Maximum length limit

No entry for any kind of vehicle
Sign 267

Do not enter

Snow chains sign
Sign 268

Snow chains are mandatory. The speed limit is 50km/h.

vehicles carrying water polluting cargo not allowed
Sign 269

Prohibition for vehicles carrying water polluting cargo.

Low-emission zone
Sign 270.1

Low-emission zone / Environmental Zone. Please see this para for details.

End of Low-emission zone
Sign 270.2

End of Low-emission zone / Environmental Zone.

U-turns not allowed
Sign 272

U-turns not allowed

minimum distance between trucks and semi trucks
Sign 273-70

Trucks and semi trucks must maintain minimum mentioned distance.

Sign 274-60

Maximum allowed speed. (Upper speed limit). Please also check this para.

30 Zone Germany
Sign 274.1

30 Zone. Maximum allowed speed is 30 km/h. Right before left rule is generally applicable in 30 zones.

20 zone place name sign meaning
Sign 274.1-20

20 Zone. Maximum allowed speed is 20 km/h. Right before left rule is generally also applicable in 20 zones.

End of 30 Zone
Sign 274.2

End of 30 Zone. The speed limit would be now 50 km/h. Which is normal speed limit inside city limits, unless another speed limit is specifically mentioned.

End of 20 Zone
Sign 274.2-20

End of 20 Zone. Speed limit is now 50 km/h, unless a specific speed limit is mentioned.

Minimum required speed
Sign 275-30

Minimum required speed. Vehicles slower than mentioned speed are not allowed on this road.

No Passing for any vehicle type except one line transport
Sign 276

No Passing (overtaking) for any vehicle type except one line (track) transport (like motorcycles and mopeds).

No passing for vehicles over 3.5 t
Sign 277

No passing for vehicles with a total weight of over 3.5 t.

End of previously set maximum speed limit
Sign 278-60

End of previously set maximum speed limit. Now, adjust speed according to the area. (i.e. inside city limit: 50 km/h, outside city limits: 100 km/h, Autobahn: 130 km/h).

End of minimum required speed
Sign 279-30

End of minimum required speed.

End of no passing zone for vehicles under 3.5 t
Sign 280

End of no passing zone for vehicles under 3.5 t.

End of all passing restrictions
Sign 281

End of all passing (overtaking) restrictions.

End of all previously set passing and speed restrictions
Sign 282

End of all previously set passing and speed restrictions. Also check this link for further details.

no stopping or parking
Sign 283

Absolutely no stopping or parking. Applicable only on the same side the road on which this sign is installed. Parking and no parking is expained in detail on this page.

start of no stopping, sign on the left side of the road
Sign 283-10

Continuation of sign 283. Start of no parking or stopping area. Arrow at the top of cross indicates start of no parking area. The easy way to read these signs is to imagine them along the flow of raod (rotate them at 90 degree in your mind). This sign is placed on the right side of the road.

end of no stopping, sign on left side of the road
Sign 283-11

End of no parking or stopping area. An arrow at the bottom of cross indicates end of no parking zone. This sign is placed on the left side of the road.

end of no stopping, sign on right side of the road
Sign 283-20

Same sign as previous one (283-20) End of no parking or stopping area. Only difference is that, this sign is placed on the right side of the road.

start of no stopping. Sign on right side of the road
Sign 283-21

Same sign as 283-10, where top arrow indictes start of a no parking area. Only difference is that, this sign is placed on the left side of the road.

sign in middle of no stopping area, installed on the right side of the road
Sign 283-30

This sign is placed in the middle of no parking or stopping area and prohibits stopping or parking on both sides. This sign is installed on the right side of the road. Please compare it with sign 286-31.

sign in middle of no stopping area, installed on the left side of the road
Sign 286-31

Similar to sign 286-30, the only difference from sign 286-30 is that this sign is installed on left side of the road and prohibts stopping or parking on same the side.

no parking, on left side of the road
Sign 286

No parking. Only a short waiting stop up to 3 minutes is allowed. The restriction is only applicable on the same side of the road on which the sign is posted. This sign is intalled on the left side of the road.

start of no parking, on right side of the road
Sign 286-10

Continuation of sign 286. No parking. A short waiting stop up to 3 minutes is allowed. An arrow above the corss indicates start of waiting zone. This sign is placed on the right side of the road.

 end of the no parking
Sign 286-11

The bottom only arrow indicates end of the waiting / no parking zone. This sign is placed on the left side of the road.

end of no parking / waiting, installation on right side of road
Sign 286-20

The bottom only arrow indicates end of the waiting / no parking zone. This sign is placed on the right side of the road.

no parking, waiting upto 3 minutes allowed, installation on left side of the road
Sign 286-21

No parking. A short waiting stop up to 3 minutes is allowed. The top only arrow indicates start of waiting zone. This sign is placed on the left side of the road.

middle of no parking or stopping area, installation on right side of road
Sign 286-30

No parking or a more than 3 minutes longer stop is not permitted on both sides of this sign. This sign is placed on the right side of the road. The restriction is only applicable on the same side where the sign is posted.

middle of no parking or stopping area, installation on left side of road
Sign 286-31

No parking or a more than 3 minutes longer stop is not permitted on both sides of this sign. This sign is placed on the left side of the road. The restriction is only applicable on the same side where the sign is posted.

no parking on all streets in the area.
Sign 290.1

No parking on all streets in the area. A short stop up to 3 minutes is allowed. This sign is posted at the entrances to an area where parking is prohibited on all streets until the "End of parking restriction zone" sign 290.2 is reached. This sign may have supplementary signs.

End of parking prohibited zone
Sign 290.2

End of parking prohibited zone.

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Directional signs

Sign 316

Park and ride; indicates areas where vehicles can be parked and public transport is available.

Sign 316-50

Park and group ride. People traveling in the same directions make groups and travel in the same vehicle to save money.

Sign 317

Parking area for hikers

Sign 365-50

Autobahn telephone booth. Indicates that public telephone available is available in the upcoming service area.

Sign 365-51

Emergency telephone

Sign 365-52

Petrol filling station

Sign 365-53

Liquefied petroleum gas is available at Petrol filling station.

Sign 365-54

Compressed natural gas is available at Petrol filling station.

Sign 365-55

Autobahn hotel

Sign 365-56

Autobahn restaurant

Sign 365-57

Autobahn snack machine

Sign 365-58

Autobahn lavatory/Restrooms

Sign 365-59

Autobahn chapel

Sign 365-61

Information point

Sign 365-62

Car repair shop

Sign 365-63

Pedestrian underpass

Sign 365-64

Pedestrian overpass

Sign 365-65

Charging site for electric vehicles

Sign 365-66

Hydrogen filling station

Sign 365-67

Caravan parking parking

Sign 365-68

Caravan and camping trailer parking

Sign 301

Indicates priority, only at the upcoming intersection or crossing. Please also see this article.

Sign 306

Priority Road starts. This sign indicates a priority at all upcoming intersections and crossings till sign 307. Oncoming traffic must yield.

Sign 307

End of priority on the road.

Sign 308

Priority over oncoming traffic. There can be a narrow passage ahead.

Sign 310

Place name. After this sign city limit starts and speed must be reduced to 50km/h.

Sign 311

End of the current city and its limit. Speed can be increased up to 100km/h. Limit of next city starts at the given distance.

Sign 314

Parking place. This sign also indicates the direction to parking area. Please also see this article.

Sign 314-10

Start of a parking area.

Sign 314-20

End of a parking area.

Sign 314-30

Parking is allowed in both directions from the sign.

Sign 314-50

parking garage

Sign 314.1

Start of parking management zone. Parking in these areas is permitted on all streets with parking disc or voucher as indicated by additional sign.

Sign 314.2

End of parking management zone.

Sign 315-50

Parking on sidewalks half left in driving direction.

Sign 315-55

Parking on sidewalks half right in driving direction.

Sign 315-60

Parking on sidewalks completely left in driving direction.

Sign 315-65

Parking on sidewalks completely right in driving direction.

Sign 315-70

Perpendicular parking half on the sidewalk and half in the street on left side of the road.

Sign 315-75

Perpendicular parking half on the sidewalk and half in the street on right side of the road.

Sign 315-80

Perpendicular parking completely on the sidewalk on left side of the road.

Sign 315-85

Perpendicular parking completely on the sidewalk on right side of the road.

Sign 318

Parking disk. When a vehicle is parked, the start time is set on this disc, so that authorities can see the Parking start time.

Sign 325.1

Start of Traffic-Controlled Residential Area. Posted on or before streets on which pedestrians and playing children have priority.

Sign 325.2

Indicates the end of the traffic-controlled residential area. Vehicles leaving these areas must yield to all traffic.

Sign 327

Tunnel

Sign 327-50

The number with arrows indicates the length of the upcoming tunnel.

Sign 328

An emergency stop and breakdown bay. Their usage is only allowed in emergency.

start of Autobahn
Sign 330.1

Start of Autobahn. From this point on, all rules and regulations governing the Autobahn must be obeyed.

Sign 330.2

End of Autobahn. Posted just before the end of the autobahn. This sign may indicate the distance in meters to the end of the autobahn.

Sign 331.1

Posted at beginning of Two-lane Expressway (Kraftfahrstraße), entrances to this road is restricted to motor vehicles. Please also see this article.

Sign 331.2

End of Two-lane Expressway. Posted where the restrictions required by sign 331 end.

Sign 332

This sign is placed just prior to the exit on Autobahn. This indicates exit to the mentioned city/cities. (Here, Mainz and Wiesbaden are names of cities).

Sign 332.1

This sign is placed just prior to the exit on the roads other than Autobahn (for example, Expressway ). Indicates exit to the mentioned city/cities.

Sign 332.1-20

Exit board on the roads other than Autobahn. Indicates exit to the mentioned local destinations.

ausfahrt sign
Sign 333

Authorised exit (in German Ausfahrt) from Autobahn. Posted at Autobahn exits. Exits marked by this sign are the only authorized exits from the Autobahn.

"Ausfahrt" means "Exit"

Sign 333.1

Authorised exit from roads other than Autobahn.

Sign 333.1-20

Authorised exit from roads other than Autobahn.

Sign 350-10

Pedestrian crossing. Please also check this para.This sign is installed on the right side of the road.

Sign 350-20

Pedestrian crossing. This sign is installed on the left side of the road.

Sign 354

Water protection zone. Vehicles carrying water-hazardous material should drive with care.

Sign 356

Traffic directed by School guard or traffic helper. Be aware of children on the road.

Sign 357

Indicates a dead end street. Posted at the beginning of the dead-end street.

Sign 357-50

Dead end; cyclists and pedestrians can pass through.

Sign 357-51

Dead end; pedestrians can pass through.

Sign 358

First aid center or hospital.

Sign 363

Police station.

Sign 385

Place name (gives only information, does not imply a speed limit).

Sign 386.1

Point of interest. Indicates tourist attraction point. All tourist attraction signs are always posted alone.

Sign 386.1-10
Sign 386.1-11
Sign 386.1-12

Tourist route.

Sign 386.1-50

Tourist attraction point name with town or city name.

Sign 386.1-51
Sign 386.1-52

Tourist attraction point name with route information.

Sign 386.1-53

Tourist attraction point: A river or a canal name.

Sign 386.3

Tourist information about nearby attraction point.

Sign 386.3-50

A detailed tourist information about nearby attraction point.

Sign 390

Toll road for Vehicles over 3.5t.

Sign 390.2

End of toll road.

Sign 391

Toll road for all Vehicles.

Sign 392

Customs control office.

Sign 393

Speed information board; inside cities 50, outside city limits 100, Autobahn 130 (recommended speed).

Sign 394-50

Painted on streetlights that are turned off at night.

Sign 401

Indicates the number of the German Federal highway.

Sign 405

Indicates the number of the German Autobahn.

Sign 406-50
Sign 406-51

Autobahn interchange/exit number.

Sign 410

European highway number.

Sign 415-10
Sign 415-20

Signpost at the junction leading onto a federal highway.

Sign 415-10
Sign 415-20

Signpost at the junction leading onto a federal highway with two cities on the route.

Sign 418-10
Sign 418-10

Signpost at junction leading onto a minor road (roads to smaller cities or towns).

Sign 419-10
Sign 419-20

Signpost at junction leading onto smaller destinations (a village or small town).

Sign 421-10
Sign 421-20

Route direction for vehicles over 3.5t.

Sign 421-11
Sign 421-12

Route direction for hazardous cargos and water polluting cargo respectively.

Sign 422-10

Route direction (turn left) for vehicles over 3.5t.

Sign 422-11

Route direction (arrange in the left line) for vehicles over 3.5t.

Sign 422-21

Route direction (arrange in the right line) for vehicles over 3.5t.

Sign 422-30

Route direction (straight ahead) for vehicles over 3.5t.

Sign 422-20

Route direction (turn right) for vehicles over 3.5t.

Sign 422-32

Route direction for hazardous cargo.

Sign 422-24

Route direction for water polluting cargo.

Sign 422-27

Route direction for bicyclists.

Sign 430-10

Direction to nearest Autobahn entrance and nearest city through this Autobahn.

Sign 432-10

Indicates the direction to places in a town or city. Bahnhof means train station.

Sign 434

Direction marker on roads other than Autobahn. Indicates the direction and route number, if applicable, of the towns shown on the sign.

Sign 434-52

Direction sign inside a city. Here showing the direction to Autobahn, Messe (fair), and two nearest cities with their respective highway number (if applicable).

Sign 437

Signboard used inside city for a place name, here name of a street is shown.

Sign 438

Direction sign on federal highway.

Sign 439

Direction sign on federal highway with lane configurations.

Sign 440

Direction to Autobahn routes with city names and highway or Autobahn numbers. Yellow colored name indicates federal highway route to the mentioned city.

Sign 448

Sign indicating Autobahn exit 1000 meters ahead. The number in the circle indicates Autobahn exit number. Each Autobahn exit has a unique number.

Sign 448-50

Sign indicating exit distance to the next city on roads other than Autobahn.

Sign 448.1

Autohof is 24 hr operated service area off the autobahn. Number in the circle is the exit number of Autobahn.

Sign 449

Direction sign on Autobahn. Indicating next exit distance, city name and upcoming city on Autobahn with Autobahn number.

Sign 450-50

Autobahn exit marker; 100m before exit.

Sign 450-51

Autobahn exit marker; 200m before exit.

Sign 450-52

Autobahn exit marker; 300m before exit.

Sign 450-53, 450-54, 450-55

Expressway exit marker; posted at 300m, 200m and 100m before exit.

Sign 453

Autobahn distance sign, showing distance to major cities. Below the line are major cities via intersection along with their respective motorway number.

Sign 453-50

Federal Highway or Expressway distance sign.

Sign 454-10, 454-20

Detour direction. These signs are no more installed, but existing signs are still valid.

Sign 455.1-10, 455.1-50, 455.2

New detour direction signs on road other than Autobahn. Sign 455.1-50 is normally placed with supplementary sign to indicate distance to detour. Sign 455.2 is placed at the end of detour.

Sign 457.1, 457.2

Detour information sign. This sign is normally placed with a supplementary sign to indicate the distance to detour. Sign 457.2 is placed at the end of detour.

Sign 458

A layout of the detour route. It indicates road straight ahead is closed. Turn left, follow the route through village A and Village B, then turn right to take the route to the city of Stuttgart.

Sign 460-50

Autobahn detour sign. This sign is normally posted with a white color supplementary sign that indicates the distance to detour.

Sign 460-11, 460-30, 460-21

Autobahn detour direction signs, indicating turn left, straight ahead, and turn right respectively.

Sign 460-10, 460-20

Autobahn detour direction signs; these signs give advance information about turns i.e. turn left or right after the sign. While straight arrow turn left to left or right indicates just right or left respectively.

Sign 460-12

Autobahn detour direction sign; arrange in the left lane.

Sign 460-22

Autobahn detour direction sign; arrange in the right lane.

Sign 466

Indicates the next detour route (in solid black lines) to get back on the autobahn after having been current detour route no more available.

Sign 467.1-10, 467.1-20

Recommended alternate Autobahn route during heavy traffic or traffic jams. There can be a supplementary sign below indicating specific vehicles to take the recommended route.

Sign 467.1-30

Recommended alternate Autobahn route; indicating straight ahead.

Sign 467.2

End of alternate route.

Sign 501-10, 501-11, 501-12

Detouring onto opposite lane. All lanes shift to the left of the median. Number of arrows indicate number of lanes on the roadway.

Sign 501-20, 501-21, 501-22

Detouring onto opposite lane. All lanes shift to the right of the median.

Sign 501-13, 501-14, 501-15

Lanes are splitting towards left of the median, as show in signs respectively. Sign 501-13 and 501-14 indicates one lane must crossover. Sign 501-15 indicates two of three lanes must shift to left.

Sign 501-23, 501-24, 501-25

Lanes are splitting towards right of the median, as show in signs respectively. Sign 501-23 and 501-24 indicates one lane must crossover. Sign 501-25 indicates two of three lanes must shift to left.

Sign 501-16, 501-17, 501-18

From straight ahead moving traffic, lanes are splitting towards the left of the median.

Sign 501-26

Indicates return of earlier split lane.

Sign 501-27, 501-28

These two signs indicate return of earlier split lane/lanes.

Sign 505-11

Lane shift of the median. Vehicles over mentioned width (sign 264) are not allowed in the left lane.

Sign 505-12

Lane shift of the median. Vehicles over mentioned width (sign 264) are not allowed in the left two lanes.

Sign 505-21, 505-22

Similar to previous 505 Signs, Lane shift of the median. Vehicles over mentioned width (sign 264) are not allowed in the left lane/lanes.

Sign 511-10

Lane shifts in mentioned direction (here left).

Sign 511-11

Both lanes shift in mentioned direction (here left).

Sign 511-12

All lanes shift in mentioned direction (here left).

Sign 511-20, 511-21, 511-22

Similar to previous 511 Signs, all lanes shift in mentioned direction (here right).

Sign 511-25

Shift to right hard shoulder.

Sign 511-26

One lane shift to right hard shoulder.

Sign 513-10

Slight lift shift in lane.

Sign 513-11

Slight lift shift in lanes.

Sign 513-20

Slight right shift in lane.

Sign 513-21

Slight right shift in lanes.

Sign 514-10

A slight turn in the lane. The second lane is used by oncoming traffic.

Sign 514-20

A slight turn in the lane. The second lane is used by oncoming traffic.

Sign 515-11

Lanes shift to left (There is no median; compare signs in 505 category). Vehicles over mentioned width (sign 264) are not allowed in left lane.

Sign 515-12

Lanes shift to left (There is no median; compare signs in 505 category). Vehicles over mentioned width (sign 264) are not allowed in left two lanes.

Sign 515-21

Lanes shift to right (There is no median; compare signs in 505 category). Vehicles over mentioned width (sign 264) are not allowed in left lane.

Sign 515-22

Lanes shift to right (There is no median; compare signs in 505 category). Vehicles over mentioned width (sign 264) are not allowed in left two lanes.

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Following signs show the number of lanes. There is no oncoming traffic. All the lanes are in straight-ahead direction.

Sign 521-30

Sign 521-30

Sign 521-30

Sign 521-30

Following signs show the number of lanes in each direction. There is oncoming traffic.

Sign 522-30

Sign 522-31

Sign 522-32

Sign 522-33

Sign 522-34

Sign 522-35

Sign 522-36

Sign 522-37

Sign 523-30

Right lane has speed limit (as indicated by speed limit sign).

Sign 523-31

Right lanes has speed limit (as indicated by speed limit sign).

Following signs show that mentioned vehicle types must not use the mentioned lanes.

Sign 524-30

Vehicles having total weight over 3.5t are not allowed in the left lane.

Sign 524-31

Vehicles having total weight over 3.5t are not allowed in the left two lanes.

Sign 524-32

Vehicles having total weight over 3.5t are not allowed in the left three lanes.

Sign 524-33

Vehicles having total weight over 3.5t are not allowed in the left four lanes.

Following signs show certain lanes with lower speed limits. All the traffic in these lane/lanes must maintain the mentioned minimum speed Slow moving vehicles are not allowed in these lanes.

Sign 525-31

Sign 526-31

Sign 526-33

Following signs show that a lane ends. All the traffic in this lane must merge to adjust lane.

Sign 531-10

Right lane ends.

Sign 531-11

Right lane ends.

Sign 531-12

Right lane ends.

Sign 531-13

Right lane ends.

Sign 531-20

Left lane ends.

Sign 531-21

Left lane ends.

Sign 531-22

Left lane ends.

Sign 531-23

Left lane ends.

Sign 532-10

Lanes with oncoming traffic; Right lane ends.

Sign 532-20

Lanes with oncoming traffic; Left lane ends.

Sign 532-21

Lanes with oncoming traffic; Left lane ends.

Following signs show that a lane exits.

Sign 533-20

Sign 533-21

Sign 533-22

Following signs show minimum speed limit ends.

Sign 535-11

Sign 535-21

Sign 536-20

Sign 536-21

Following signs indicate a line is added.

Sign 541-10

A lane is added on the left side.

Sign 541-11

A lane is added on the left side.

Sign 541-20

A lane is added on the right side.

Sign 541-21

A lane is added on the right side.

Sign 542-10

There is oncoming traffic lane. A lane is added on the left side.

Sign 542-11

There are oncoming traffic lanes. A lane is added on the left side.

Sign 545-11

A lane is added on the left side with the new minimum speed limit.

Sign 546-10

A lane is added on the left side with minimum speed limit.

Sign 546-11

A lane is added on the left side with minimum speed limit.

Following signs show one or more lanes are added. There is no merging of traffic flow.

Sign 550-20

Sign 550-21

Sign 550-22

Sign 550-23

Following signs show one or more lanes are added to another roadway. There is no merging of traffic flow.

Sign 551-20

Sign 551-21

Sign 551-22

Sign 551-23

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Block bypass; a special kind of route

The block bypass is a special traffic management of left-turning vehicle flows. It is used when limited space in the road space prevents the installation of a left turn at an intersection or junction or to prevent the traffic flow on busy sections with respect to a green single wave.

Sign 590-10

Sign 590-11

Traffic installations

Sign 600-30, 600-31, 600-32, 600-34

Various kinds of barricades

Sign 600-60

Bollard; placed before pedestrian walking areas or bicycle paths.

Following signs are obstruction markers. Traffic must pass them from the left side.

Sign 605-10

Sign 605-11

Sign 605-13

Sign 605-14

Sign 625-10

Sign 626-10

Following signs are opposite versions of previously shown obstruction markers. Traffic must pass them from the right side.

Sign 605-20

Sign 605-21

Sign 605-23

Sign 605-24

Sign 625-20

Sign 626-20

Sign 610-40

Traffic guide cone

Sign 615

Moveable road-lane barrier

Sign 616-30

Moveable road-lane barrier

Sign 616-31

Moveable road-lane barrier

Sign 620-40

Reflecting guide post (right-hand side). Posted every 50 meters. At intersections, their reflectors are in yellow color instead of the normal white color.

Sign 620-41

Reflecting guide post (left-hand side). Posted every 50 meters. At intersections, their reflectors are in yellow color instead of the normal white color.

Sign 626-30

Deflector plate (Obstruction marker). Indicates that obstruction can be passed from either side.

Sign 626-31

Deflector plate (Obstruction marker). Indicates that obstruction can be passed from either side.

Sign 630-10

Parking warning sign. Parking warning signs may only be installed on parked vehicles; otherwise, they must be folded while driving.

Sign 630-20

Parking warning sign. Parking warning signs may only be installed on parked vehicles; otherwise, they must be folded while driving.

Sign 720

This sign is installed with a traffic signal. It indicates that right on red is permissible but only after a complete stop.

General supplementary signs

Supplementary signs are not posted alone. They generally have some parent sign above them.

An example of a supplementary sign with the main sign

Uneven road after the turn

Sign 1000-10

Indicates the direction of parent sign (here to the left). For example a gas station or parking garage can sign be posted above this sign.

Sign 1000-20

Indicates the direction of parent sign (here to the right).

Sign 1000-11

Indicates a hazard after the left turn ahead. Parent sign defining the hazard would be above this Supplementary sign.

Sign 1000-21

Indicates a hazard after the right turn ahead. Parent sign defining the hazard would be above.

Sign 1000-12

Pedestrians must use the sidewalk on the left side of the road.

Sign 1000-22

Pedestrians must use the sidewalk on the right side of the road.

Sign 1000-13

Detour supplementary sign. This sign is used with main detour sign containing word "U" to explain the route.

Sign 1000-23

Detour supplementary sign. This sign is used with main detour sign containing word "U" to explain the route.

Sign 1000-34

Detour supplementary sign. This sign is used with main detour sign containing word "U" to explain the route.

An example of the main detour sign with a supplementary sign

Sign 1000-30

Indicates two-way route at crossing road.

Sign 1000-31

Indicates both directions (upcoming and ongoing).

Sign 1000-32

Two-way cycle route at crossing road

Following supplementary sings show length of a segment.

Sign 1001-30

Indicates lenght of a segment in meters.

Sign 1001-31

Indicates lenght of a segment in kilometers.

Sign 1001-32

Continues for mentioned meters.

Sign 1001-33

Continues for mentioned kilometers.

Sign 1001-34

Shows mentioned lenght in meters.

Sign 1001-35

Shows mentioned lenght in kilometers.

Following signs show the course of the priority road. Priority road is represented with the thicker line. All turning vehicles must signal.

Sign 1002-10

Priority road at intersection

Sign 1002-11

Priority road at intersection

Sign 1002-20

Priority road at intersection

Sign 1002-21

Priority road at intersection

Sign 1002-12

Priority road at junction

Sign

Priority road at junction

Sign

Priority road at junction

Sign

Priority road at junction

Sign

Priority road at junction

Sign

Priority road at junction

Following signs show distance.

Sign 1004-30

100 meters ahead (after 100 meter ahead...)

Sign 1004-31

2 km ahead (after 2km ahead...)

Sign 1004-32

Stop 100m ahead

Sign 1005-30

Zipper merge in mentioned distance

Supplementary signs indicating danger in the written form

Supplementary Sign 1007-30

Oil slick

Supplementary Sign 1007-31

Smoke

Supplementary Sign 1007-32

Loose chippings

Supplementary Sign 1007-33

Construction site exit

Supplementary Sign 1007-34

Damaged road

Supplementary Sign 1007-35

Muddy road

Supplementary Sign 1007-36

Blasting work in the area

Supplementary Sign 1007-37

Exit

Supplementary Sign 1007-38

Construction vehicles; Heavy construction vehicles working/travelling on the road

Supplementary Sign 1007-39

No markings on the roadway

Supplementary Sign 1007-50

Accident

Supplementary Sign 1007-51

Flood

Supplementary Sign 1007-52

Road surface is new

Supplementary Sign 1007-53

Lane grooves

Supplementary Sign 1007-54

Left-turning traffic

Supplementary Sign 1007-55

Skier,s way crosses the road

Supplementary Sign 1007-56

ski trail crossing

Supplementary Sign 1007-57

Hilltop, Knoll

Supplementary Sign 1007-58

Police check

Supplementary Sign 1007-59

End of road shoulder after 200 m

Supplementary Sign 1007-60

Do not drive on the road shoulder

Supplementary Sign 1007-61

Fog

Supplementary Sign 1007-62

Driveway (exit and entrance to an area)

Supplementary Sign 1008-30

Right-of-way changed

Supplementary Sign 1008-31

Traffic routing changed

Supplementary Sign 1008-32

Industrial area; railway traffic has priority.

Supplementary Sign 1008-33

Port/harbor area; railway traffic has priority.

Supplementary Sign 1008-34

Turning around not possible

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Supplementary signs showing information via symbols

Supplementary Sign 1006-30

Skidding danger due to strong side wind

Supplementary Sign 1006-31

Danger of accident. This sign is posted in the area with high accident ratio due to several reasons.

Supplementary Sign 1010-10

Children play on the roadway and the side strip

Supplementary Sign 1010-11

Skiers are allowed to cross road.

Supplementary Sign 1010-12

Marking of parking areas on which trailers are allowed to park longer than 14 days.

Supplementary Sign 1010-13

Marking of parking areas on which caravans may park for longer than 14 days

Supplementary Sign 1010-14

Information about motorail for lorries

Supplementary Sign 1010-50

Cars and other multi-lane vehicles

Supplementary Sign 1010-51

Motor vehicles with a maximum authorized mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, including their towed trailers, excluding passenger cars and buses.

Supplementary Sign 1010-52

Cyclists

Supplementary Sign 1010-53

Pedestrians

Supplementary Sign 1010-54

Horseman

Supplementary Sign 1010-55

Cattle

Supplementary Sign 1010-56

Streetcar/Tram

Supplementary Sign 1010-57

Bus and coach

Supplementary Sign 1010-58

Passenger cars

Supplementary Sign 1010-59

Car with trailer

Supplementary Sign 1010-60

Truck with trailer

Supplementary Sign 1010-61

Motor vehicles that can not or should not drive faster than 25 km/h.

Supplementary Sign 1010-62

All types of motorcycles, also with sidecars and mopeds

Supplementary Sign 1010-63

Moped

Supplementary Sign 1010-64

Horse-drawn Wagon

Supplementary Sign 1010-65

Electric bicycle

Supplementary Sign 1010-66

Electrically powered vehicles

Supplementary Sign 1010-67

Motorhomes & Campers

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Supplementary signs indicating through statements

Supplementary Sign 1012-30

Loading Zone

Supplementary Sign 1012-31

End

Supplementary Sign 1012-32

Cyclists dismount

Supplementary Sign 1012-33

No mopeds

Supplementary Sign 1012-34

All green signals (green wave) at mentioned speed in km/h

Supplementary Sign 1012-35

Stop here at red

Supplementary Sign 1012-36

Noise prevention (area)

Supplementary Sign 1012-37

Ramp metering

Supplementary Sign 1012-38

Secondary route

Supplementary Sign 1012-50

School

Supplementary Sign 1012-51

kindergarten

Supplementary Sign 1012-52

Old people's home

Supplementary Sign 1012-53

Hospital

Supplementary Sign 1013-50

Drive on the shoulder

Supplementary Sign 1013-51

Leave the shoulder

Supplementary Sign 1013-52

Ends after mentioned distance

Supplementary signs with the German word "frei"

Frei means allowed in the traffic sense. When the word "frei" is written with any symbol or statement, it indicates this action or vehicle is allowed.

For example, a sign for No entry with a supplementary sign showing moped and the word frei indicates mopeds are allowed to enter this street.

Following are some signs with word "frei".

Supplementary Sign 1020-11

Handicapped person / persons with parking pass no. ... allowed

Supplementary Sign 1020-12

Cyclists and residents allowed

Supplementary Sign 1020-13

Roller skating allowed

Supplementary Sign 1020-14

Winter sports allowed

Supplementary Sign 1020-30

Open for residents

Supplementary Sign 1020-31

Residents or resident's visitors parking only

Supplementary Sign 1020-32

Only residents with permit No. ... allowed

Supplementary Sign 1022-10

Cyclists allowed

Supplementary Sign 1022-11

Mopeds allowed

Supplementary Sign 1022-12

Motorcycles also with sidecar, mopeds and mopeds allowed

Supplementary Sign 1022-14

Bicycles and mopeds allowed

Supplementary Sign 1024-10

Passenger cars allowed

Supplementary Sign 1024-11

Car with trailer allowed

Supplementary Sign 1024-12

Motor vehicles with a maximum authorized mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, including their trailers, excluding passenger cars and buses allowed

Supplementary Sign 1024-19

Motorhomes with a gross weight up to 7,5t excluded

Supplementary Sign 1026-30

Taxis allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-31

Buses from occasional services allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-32

Regular public transport allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-33

Emergency vehicles allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-34

Ambulances allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-35

Delivery vehicles allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-36

Agricultural vehicles allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-37

Forestry vehicles allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-38

Agricultural and forestry vehicles allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-39

Operational and utility supply sevices allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-60

During the charging process, electric vehicles are allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-61

Electric vehicles allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-62

Slurry transport allowed

Supplementary Sign 1026-63

Electric bikes allowed

Supplementary Sign 1028-30

Construction vehicles allowed

Supplementary Sign 1028-31

Until construction site allowed

Supplementary Sign 1028-32

Residents allowed till construction site

Supplementary Sign 1028-33

Access to ... allowed

Supplementary Sign 1028-34

Ferry users only

Supplementary Sign 1031-52

Only vehicles with green low emission zone sticker permitted

Supplementary Sign 1031-51

Only vehicles with yellow or green low emission zone sticker permitted

Supplementary Sign 1031-50

Vehicles with red, yellow or green low emission zone sticker permitted

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Supplementary sings for time limitation

Supplementary Sign 1040-10

Skiers crossing road at mentioned time

Supplementary Sign 1040-31

Time restrictions

Supplementary Sign 1040-32

Parking with disc for mentioned number of hours (here allowed for 2 hours.)

Supplementary Sign 1040-33

Parking with disc in marked areas for mentioned number of hours (here allowed for 2 hours.)

Supplementary Sign 1040-34

From the mentioned time and date

Supplementary Sign 1040-35

Noise prevention at mentioned time (here from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM)

Supplementary Sign 1040-36

School way in connection with time limit (here from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM )

Supplementary sings for time limitation on weekdays

Supplementary Sign 1042-30

Working days

Supplementary Sign 1042-32

Working days at mentioned duration of time

Supplementary Sign 1042-33

Monday-Friday, at mentioned duration of time

Supplementary Sign 1042-34

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at mentioned duration of time

Supplementary Sign 1042-35

Sundays and public holidays, at mentioned duration of time

Supplementary Sign 1042-36

School bus in working days at mentioned duration of time, excluding Saturdays

Supplementary Sign 1042-37

Parking allowed on Saturday and Sunday

Supplementary Sign 1042-38

Working days except Saturdays

Supplementary sings with other restrictions

Supplementary Sign 1044-10

Only disabled persons

Supplementary Sign 1044-11

Disabled persons with parking permit numbers ... only

Supplementary Sign 1044-30

Residents with permit numbers ... only

Supplementary Sign 1048-14

Only semitrailer vehicles

Supplementary Sign 1048-15

Only semitrailer vehicles and trucks with trailers

Supplementary Sign 1048-20

Only cars with trailers and motor vehicles with a maximum authorized mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, including their trailers

Supplementary Sign 1049-11

Vehicles slower than 25 km/h can be passed

Supplementary Sign 1053-30

Parking only in marked areas allowed

Supplementary Sign 1053-31

With parking voucher

Supplementary Sign 1053-32

Charges apply

Supplementary Sign 1053-33

Weight (7.5 tonnes here)

Supplementary Sign 1053-34

On the road shoulder

bei nasse sign
Supplementary Sign 1053-35

If wet

Supplementary Sign 1053-36

Through traffic

Supplementary Sign 1053-38

Indicates parking orientation (pull in straight)

Supplementary Sign 1053-39

Indicates parking orientation (pull in diagonally)

Supplementary Sign 1060-31

No parking on road shoulder

Supplementary Sign 1060-32

Also buses and cars with trailers

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