German Environment Agency


UBA offices

Collage of three buildings: modern glass building, historic building in green environment and mountain station on snow-covered slope

Our headquarters are located in Dessau-Roßlau in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, where we have been since 2005. Some 970 of our 1,600 employees work at this office. Our other offices are in Berlin, Bad Elster (Saxony), Langen (Hesse) and Salzgitter (Lower Saxony). We also operate a seven station measurement network extending from Zingst on Rügen island to Zugspitze. read more


How to reach UBA

See here for maps and further information on how to reach all the offices of the German Environment Agency (UBA). Click on the maps to open a more detailed view. Detailed maps (where available) appear by clicking on the arrows in the photo gallery. read more


Division II

Dr. Claudia Röhl leaning on a stair railing in front of green background

Division II is in charge of waterbody and soil protection as well as public-health issues such as air and drinking water quality. read more


About us

look into the inside courtyard with its glass roof

Since its founding in 1974, the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) has been Germany’s main environmental protection agency. Read more about us, here. read more


Division V

Dr. Jürgen Landgrebe

Division V of the German Environment Agency is responsible for climate protection, energy and emissions trading. The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) is based here. In Germany, it is the body responsible for trading in certificates for the emission of climate-damaging carbon dioxide. read more


Visit us

 The UBA building in Dessau-Roßlau from above. The building is elongated, with a façade of wood and coloured glass slabs and slanted solar cells covering the entire surface of the flat roof

Free brochures are available at the visitor centers at our Dessau-Roßlau and one of our Berlin sites. You can also visit a branch of our environmental library at either of these two sites, or at our Bad Elster site. The model eco-building at our Dessau-Roßlau site is also worth a visit. read more


Central Office Division Z

Dr Wolfgang Scheremet in the UBA office building in Dessau-Roßlau

Although the activities of our Central Office Division mainly center around services for the UBA itself, the Division’s citizen´s service unit and environmental library have a great deal to offer the general public as well. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment