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In the case of noise from the neighbourhood, you should first talk to the person causing the noise, and if necessary also to other neighbours affected.

If a compromise could not be reached during the conversation and you come to the conclusion that your peace and quiet is being unreasonably disturbed, it may be necessary to involve the responsible authority. If necessary, a lawyer should also be consulted.

In acute cases also the police can help, since an unnecessary and unreasonable noise annoyance can be punished as an administrative offence.


  • Engine-operated equipment and machines, such as lawn mowers, lawn trimmers/lawn edgers, scarifiers, hedge trimmers, shredders/shredders, compressors and high-pressure water jet machines as well as manual lawn mowers may not be operated on working days between 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. and between 7.00 p.m. and 7.00 a.m. as well as on Sundays and public holidays.
  • Free-cutters, portable chain saws, grass trimmers/grass edgers, leaf blowers and leaf collectors may not be operated on working days between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m., as well as on Sundays and public holidays.
  • The midday rest is not protected by law in principle. However, such a rest period can be determined under private law (e.g. in the lease) or by a municipal statute or ordinance.
  • A different procedure is recommended in the case of a complaint about noise or odour emissions from industrial plants.
  • § 117 Gesetz über Ordnungswidrigkeiten (OWiG)
  • Bremisches Gesetz zum Schutz vor schädlichen Umwelteinwirkungen und Störfällen
  • Ortsgesetz über die öffentliche Ordnung
  • § 117 Gesetz über Ordnungswidrigkeiten (OWiG)

To report noise pollution, you should contact the public order office or, in acute cases, the police station responsible. The police can react fastest to a call.

The police will then check on the spot whether the noise is causing a considerable nuisance to the general public or the neighbourhood and take any necessary measures (e.g. switching off the music system). The administrative offence can be punished with a fine of up to 5,000 euros.

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