Town sign

A road sign indicates the beginning or the end of the village and is mostly situated at an incident and streets of the local area. The road sign informs the one about the place name, also it is in most countries as a traffic sign an integral part of road traffic law, such as for the beginning of speed limits within a built-up area. Accordingly, there is then a table that indicates the end of the village and restrictions cancels out.



In Germany there are, according to the Highway Code name signs ( yellow with black type ) and local signs (green with yellow text ).

Topographical signs in Germany are in Appendix 3 of § 42 para 2 traffic regulations road signs 310 and 311, you are without regard to municipal boundaries and road construction to install where regardless of individual vacant lots the closed building begins on one of the two sides of the road or ends.

Local signs ( characters 385 in Appendix 3 of § 42 para 2 Highway Code ) are green town signs with yellow inscription and yellow border. They serve as directional signs to the disclosure of names of places, if no name signs are erected. As far as settlements are not built-up areas within the meaning of the Road Traffic Regulations ( Highway Code ), shall not be equipped with a signpost such places. Nevertheless, to inform about the place name, a local billboard may be used. This usually occurs only in places that are smaller than a village. Analogous to the Weiler name used in southern Germany where it is called this sign often referred to as "Weiler sign".

Back of the sign, which is used as an example in the Highway Code. Character 311 of the Highway Code " outskirts " Wilster direction Scots (Distance: 6 km)

Local billboard sign by Highway Code 385 ( Germany )


The Austrian Highway Code knows only the name of place-name § 53/17a ("Location- top table" ), and place the end of § 53/17b ( " local end panel "). It is these signs. Unlike in Germany, thus eg fixed speed limits above 50 km / h does not automatically overridden and are also within the local area until they are repealed.

StVZVO information signs 17b: end ( here: Bregenz)

Switzerland and Liechtenstein

In contrast to Germany or Austria topographical signs in Switzerland and Liechtenstein have no effect on the speed. Note decisive signposts are so far whether on a main road (blue signposts ) or side street it is located (white signposts ). These usually above the sign a sign saying is " 50 km / h general " attached. Signposts hot in the Signalisationsverordung town boards, they do not indicate localities in the colloquial, but in the postal sense


In Belgium, the beginning of a closed building is indicated by white signposts with a black border. It is located in either black city name only or additionally, a silhouette of a place. The size and orientation of the shield may vary. From this traffic sign applies a top speed of 50 km / h There are also cases in which a white road sign is already within a town with a black border, showing only a silhouette with no local place names. The same rule applies a speed limit.

Yellow name signs with a red border, on which the place name is written in black, featuring the city limits. These signs usually occur before at the border of districts or of smaller settlements and for informational purposes only and does not affect the traffic rules.

In both road signs is under the place names in smaller letters the name of the community to which the location belongs, if it is not self-contained. The local end is indicated by a corresponding sign on the diagonal from bottom left to right runs a red bar above.


Malmedy District Robertsville



The place names in Italy are white with a black border, from this panel the speed limit is 50 km / h The size of the board varies according to the length of the name, with long name affixes are written in the second line, the city name is always written in capital letters. The signs indicating the end of the village are crossed diagonally from bottom left to top right by a red bar and also are on the right road.

In Italy, there are many regions with bilingual and even trilingual signs: Trentino -Alto Adige ( German - Italian, German -Italian- Ladin), Friuli (Italian - Friulian, Italian - Friulian - Ladin), Valle d'Aosta ( French-Italian ), Sardinia ( Italian - Sardinian )

San Giovanni, the local end

Manzano (Italian - Friulian )


The place names in Poland are green with white border and are for information purposes only. Closed -up areas ( speed limit ) are also marked with white panels with an outline of the village. There are some regions with bilingual signs: Upper Silesia ( Polish- German ), Pomerania ( Polish- Kashubian ), Galicia ( Polish- lemkisch ) and Sudauen ( Polish- Lithuanian )

Polish- Kashubian village sign Dzierżążno, the end of the built-up area and the resort.

German - Polish shield the entrance of Góra Świętej Anny / Sankt Annaberg

Polish- Lemkisch entrance sign of Bielanka / Білянка

Beginning of the closed town

End of Closed Town


The name signs in the Republic of Slovenia are yellow with a black border. The size varies depending on the length of the name. If the local name of several words, the additives are usually written in a second line. From this traffic sign applies a top speed of 50 km / h The name signs indicating the end of the village, have the same appearance, in which the place name is crossed by a six -way split red bar. Ortanfangs and local end plates are each on the right side of the road. Bilingual local boards are in the Prekmurje region on the Hungarian border ( Slovenian-Hungarian ) and in the coastal region ( Slovene- Italian).

Šalovci, City Limits

Bistrica pri Tržiču

Hodoš ( Slovenian- Hungarian)


In the Czech Republic the town signs are white and outlined in black. The size can vary depending on the length of the name, the city name is always written in capital letters. If there is a place name of several words ( Ústí nad Labem, České Budějovice ), the name is almost always written in two lines. From this traffic sign applies a top speed of 50 km / h The name signs indicating the end of the village, have the same appearance, the place name is crossed out with a from bottom left to top right running red oblique beams. These signs are always on the right side (as opposed to eg Austria ). Bilingual topographical signs do not exist in the Czech Republic.

Prostředkovice, City Limits