If you take a car into most any large city or certain other environmentally vulnerable areas in Germany you need an emissions sticker on your car.
Go to this site to learn about the stickers: http://www.tuev-nord.de/en/FAQ-Questions_about_environmental_stickers_8771.htm
You can get the sticker at certain facilities in Germany, but if you are driving into German from another country and have the time, it is easier to get the sticker by mail.
We have found that the easiest site to use is: https://www.berlin.de/labo/kfz/dienstleistungen/feinstaubplakette.shop.en.php
All you have to do is fill out the form with your address and credit card information and scan and attach your car registration.
There is at least one other site offering this service, but the fee is higher. The site mentioned charges only 6 euros, which includes mailing.
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