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Old May 17th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Road signs showing cities in non-neighbouring foreign countries

In this thread, let's collect photos of destination/distance signs displaying names of cities abroad that are not in a neighbouring country.

I do not think of the funny arrows pointing to all directions with "Buenos Aires 14.000km" and the like on them, but regular road signs. To start:



Italian city displayed on German A8 Autobahn sign. First time I observed a city not in an adjacent country signposted in Germany.

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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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Munich/München (Germany) is also signed in Italy right before the border with Austria.

Rijeka/Fiume (Croatia) signed in Italy:


Trieste (Italy) signed in Croatia:


I've also seen Graz (Austria) signed in Croatia (by Varaždin).
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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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I remember, that I saw a pic from the dutch A4 where was a distance sing signing London.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #4
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great thread!

does that count? only an oval, not a city. D signed on A1, Slovenia.

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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:50 AM   #5
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Switzerland has a border with France but in this case the road goes thru Italy
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Old May 18th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #6
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no ovals? all of them swiss cities?
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Old May 18th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #7
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It's hard to spot those in Brazil and it's neighbors since the dimensions of the countries. But on some trips I had the opportunity to see some. As I saw they are minority here, near borders it's more common show the country names instead cities.

Southern Brazil, near the Uruguay border (near for brazilian standards, 266km for the border at Chuí)





At the border, on the Uruguay side. Curiously it has even the brazilian road number (BR 471)





This is in San Luis province, in Argentina, more than a 1000km from the nearest brazilian border. It says "Mercosul Road Network - Bi-oceanic Central Corridor". It's one of the international routes that links Atlantic and Pacific seaports.





This is near Campo Grande, in Brazil. Funny because someone tried to write in Spanish and misspelled (there's no double SS in Spanish)





In Acre state, near the border with Peru (Assis Brasil is the border town)


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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:45 AM   #8
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I've also seen Graz (Austria) signed in Croatia (by Varaždin).
there was sign for Wien at A4 at Zagreb bypass near Sesvete. Also I remember sign which said "Austria" at D2 in Virje both of those are removed now.

There is sign for Ljubljana somewhere near Beograd.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #9
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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #10
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I've seen a sign somewhere in The Netherlands indicating the distance to Copenhagen, Denmark, and one in Oradea, Romania telling the distance to Vienna, Austria. On this forum I've seen pictures of a Polish sign indicating Budapest and Vienna, and a Serbian sign indicating Athens.

I don't know any of this kind in Hungary. It would be cool to sign Brno on M15 or Kraków on M2
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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #11
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There is sign for Ljubljana somewhere near Beograd.
How could I've forgotten:


http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7291/19968l.jpg
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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #12
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Serbian sign indicating Athens.
Actually there are signs indicating Thessaloniki in Serbia near Nis, I don't remember signs for Athina
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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:09 PM   #13
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...On this forum I've seen pictures of a Polish sign indicating Budapest and Vienna,...
Łysa Polana (PL) near SK border

I've been here a few times but I never photographed this sign.
So I take the photo from the Polish forum (thanks, Kronos KBC).
3 capitals signed: a very important road

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Ta tablica odległości to chyba została niedawno postawiona...

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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #14
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Actually there are signs indicating Thessaloniki in Serbia near Nis, I don't remember signs for Athina
Yeah, my fault, Athens is signed in Macedonia
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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #16
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In Belgium,near the crossing E411/E25,are signs for Lyon and Dijon and the road goes thru Luxembourg
Distance sign for Antwerpen near Cologne thru the Netherlands
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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #17
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that one is probably a sign for LJ most far away.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #18
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Portuguese signs don't even have cities in Spain, let alone in France

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Old May 18th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #19
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that one is probably a sign for LJ most far away.
It's probably 20 years old, when former Yugoslavia existed, since there are no ovals HR for Zagreb and SLO for Ljubljana...
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