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Regular license plates

Normal plate. HH = Hansestadt Hamburg
Normal plate. MG = Mönchengladbach
Personalized plate photographed at DUS (Düsseldorf Airport)<br>D = Düsseldorf
Normal plate. GM = Oberbergischer Kreis (Gummersbach)
Normal plate (old style). BM = Erftkreis (Bergheim)
Normal plate (old style). C = Chemnitz
Normal plate (old style). LEV = Leverkusen
Normal plate (old style). ME = Mettmann
American size plate (old style). D = Düsseldorf
Motorcycle plate. ES = Esslingen
Motorcycle plate. WAF = Warendorf
Motorcycle plate. AC = Aachen
Motorcycle plate (old style). WAF = Warendorf
Motorcycle plate (old style).<br>These plates were introduced after World War II by the<br>occupying forces. The S on the plate was used in the regions<br>that were occupied by the Soviet forces and the B was used<br>for Brandenburg (1948-1953).
Moped plate (2012)
Moped plate (2007)
Moped plate (2006)
Moped plate (2005)
Moped plate (2004)


Special license plates

Seasonal plate; valid from 1 November until the end of March<br>AC = Aachen
Seasonal motorcycle plate; valid from 1 April until<br>the end of October. LA = Landshut
Seasonal motorcycle plate; valid from 1 March until<br>the end of October. WAF = Warendorf
Historical vehicle's plate. The last H = Historisch (historical)<br>HH = Hansestadt Hamburg
Historical vehicle's plate. H = Historisch (historical)<br>WST = Westerstede
Historical vehicle's plate. H = Historisch (historical)<br>KLE = Kleve
Road tax free plate. MW = Mittweida
Road tax free plate. WES = Wesel
Road tax free plate, small size for agricultural vehicles<br>HS = Heinsberg
Road tax free plate (old style). K = Köln
Road tax free plate, small size for agricultural vehicles (old style)<br>HS = Heinsberg
Dealer plate. MG = Mönchengladbach. 06 = dealer
Dealer plate. DN = Düren. 06 = dealer
Dealer plate. UL = Ulm. 06 = dealer
Dealer plate (old style). DA = Darmstadt. 06 = dealer
Dealer plate (old style). DD = Dresden. 06 = dealer
Dealer plate (old style). DD = Dresden. 06 = dealer
Old-timer plate (old style). DO = Dortmund. 07 = old-timer
Old-timer plate (old style). DO = Dortmund. 07 = old-timer
Old-timer plate (old style). DN = Düren. 07 = old-timer
Temporary plate; valid until 5 October 2004. D = Düsseldorf
Temporary plate; valid until 15 May 2012. HAM = Hamm
Export plate; valid until 9 September 2004. AC = Aachen
Export plate; valid until 2 July 2012. BB = Böblingen
Export plate; valid until 9 April 2013. IN = Ingolstadt
Export plate; valid until 23 December 2007. Aö = Altötting
Export plate (motorcycle); valid until 8 January 2007<br>OA = Oberallgäu


Diplomatic and officials license plates

Diplomatic plate. 0 = Diplomatic Corps. 77 = Colombia
Diplomatic plate. 0 = Diplomatic Corps. 148 = United Arab Emirates
Diplomatic plate for international organizations. BN = Bonn<br>187 = European Astronaut Centre in Cologne
Plate for officials. BG = Bundesgrenzschutz (Border Guard)
Officials vehicle's plate. AC = Aachen<br>2 = local government, e.g. fire brigade (2000 - 2999)


Military license plates

Military plate. Y = Bundeswehr (Army)
Military plate. Y = Bundeswehr (Army)
Military plate. X = NATO forces
Dutch forces in Germany. N = Niederlande (Netherlands)
Dutch forces in Germany. N = Niederlande (Netherlands)
US Forces in Germany. AD = private vehicles<br>These plates are no longer issued. These cars now have standard<br>German plates, because of privacy and security reasons.
US Forces in Germany. IF = official vehicles
US Forces in Germany. HK = private vehicles<br>These plates are no longer issued. These cars now have standard<br>German plates, because of privacy and security reasons.
US Forces in Germany. QQ = temporary plate for export
US Forces in Germany transfer plate. T = transfer<br>K = Headquarters Kaiserslautern
Military motorcycle plate (during the Nazi regime)<br>WH = Wehrmacht Heer (German Army)

 

Germany submissions:

Historical vehicle's plate. H = Historisch (historical). M = München<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
License plate of the German 'Bundespräsident'<br>Submitted by Michel Bloi (Netherlands)
License plate of the German 'Bundespräsident'<br>Submitted by Wim Welles from the Netherlands
Diplomatic plate. 0 = Diplomatic Corps. 17 = USA<br>Submitted by Martin Šarlina from Slovakia
Diplomatic plate. M = München<br>CC as well as the 9 in 9852 = Corps Consulaire / Consular Corps<br>Submitted by Martin Šarlina from Slovakia
Police motorcycle plate. EF = Erfurt<br>Submitted by Wim Welles from the Netherlands
Police vehicle's plate. B = Berlin<br>Submitted by Wim Welles from the Netherlands
Police vehicle's plate. BP = Bundes Polizei (Federal Police)<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
Plate of the official car of the Prime Minister of the federal state<br>of Nordrhein-Westfalen. NRW = Nordrhein-Westfalen<br>Submitted by Michel Bloi (Netherlands)
Plate for officials<br>MVL = Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Landesregierung<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
THW = Technisches Hilfswerk<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
BW = Bundes-Wasser- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung (Federal Maritime Authority)<br>Submitted by Ralf Hegewald from Germany
US Forces in Germany. HK = private vehicles<br>These plates are no longer issued. These cars now have standard<br>German plates, because of privacy and security reasons.<br>Submitted by Martin Šarlina from Slovakia
US Forces in Germany. QQ = temporary plate for export<br>Submitted by Martin Šarlina from Slovakia
STA = Starnberg<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
Normal series before World War II<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
Military plate (during the Nazi regime)<br>WH = Wehrmacht Heer (German Army)<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
Military plate (during the Nazi regime)<br>WH = Wehrmacht Heer (German Army)<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
Military plate (during the Nazi regime)<br>WH = Wehrmacht Heer (German Army)<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany
Military plate (during the Nazi regime)<br>WH = Wehrmacht Heer (German Army)<br>Submitted by Harald Schapperer from Germany