Learn more about parking rules
There are general rules for stopping and parking vehicles. The rules apply in the whole country and are not always specified on street signs so you, as a road user, are responsible for knowing them. Local regulations are normally marked by road signs. The parking rules are based on two simple main principles:
• You must not stop or park in a way that causes danger.
• You must not stop or park in a way that obstructs or disturbs others.
- You may only stop and park in the direction of travel. On one-way roads, you are allowed to park on both sides of the road as long as you do not violate the main principles.
- When you have stopped or parked, make sure that the vehicle cannot move by itself.
- You must make sure that no one can use the vehicle by mistake.
- Do not open the door in such a way that could cause danger to others.
- Stop or park as close to the edge of the road as you can.
- Outside of urban areas, always stop or park off the road if possible.
Parking not allowed
- You may not park in a way that blocks others to get in or out of their vehicles.
- You may not block other vehicles’ ability to drive away.
- Once parked, all wheels of your vehicle must be within the marked parking lines.
- You may only park on pedestrian roads and yards if there are designated parking spaces available.
- You may not park in front of the entrance of a property or in such a way the obstructs the entry or exit to said property.
- You may not park on main roads.
- It is forbidden to park on bus stops. You may, however, stop to drop off passengers at a bus stop as long as you do not obstruct a bus.
- You may not park next to another vehicle that has stopped or parked along a road.
- You may not park next to a device, such as a container standing along a road.
- You may not park at a meeting place (M).
Stopping not allowed
- You may not stop or park at a rail or tram intersection.
- You may not obscure road signs or traffic signs when stopping or parking.
- You must not stop or park in a pedestrian crossing, a bicycle crossing, across a sidewalk or a crossing bike lane.
- You must not stop or park closer than 10 meters to a pedestrian crossing, bicycle crossing, a crossing walkway or crossing bike path.
- You may not stop or park on a highway or motorway.
- You may not stop or park at a road crossing or closer than 10 meters to the crossing road’s outer edge.
- You may not stop or park in an underpass or a tunnel.
- You are not allowed to park on or near a hilltop.
- You may not stop or park on or near a curve where the visibility is obscured.
- You may not stop or park closer than 3 meters to a solid line. However, you are allowed to stop or park if there is a dashed line between the vehicle and the solid line.
- You are not allowed to stop or park on a bicycle lane.
- You are not allowed to stop or park on a walkway.
- You are not allowed to stop or park on a bicycle path.
- You may not stop or park in restricted areas.
- You may not stop or park on a public transit lane.
If you do not follow the general or local parking rules, you risk getting a control fee.