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Old August 27th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #941
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Why do I alsways see "Vignettenverkauf" in the middele of the country on a spot which can only be reached by highway - for which you need a vignette?

Long time I have been here. I even remember that the A2 ended here at Klagenfurt, when coming from Villach. I even like the A2 Villach-Klagenfurt because of the splendid views in the Wörther See.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #942
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Why do I alsways see "Vignettenverkauf" in the middele of the country on a spot which can only be reached by highway - for which you need a vignette?
Probably for those who want to renew their (almost) expired vignette.

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Long time I have been here. I even remember that the A2 ended here at Klagenfurt, when coming from Villach.
Yeah, the northern bypass of Klagenfurt has quite some tunnels.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #943
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southern entrance to Plabutschtunnel, second longest european double tube road tunnel
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Which double-tubed-tunnel is longer? I believe the Seelisberg Tunnel in the Swiss A2 is 9.7 km.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:23 PM   #945
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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #946
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here are 10 longest:

1. Gran Sasso (I) 10176+10173=20349
2. Plabutsch (A) 10086+9919=20005 (without artificial part 9755+9919=19674)
3. Seelisberg (CH) 9292+9250=18542
4. Rennsteig (D) 7916+7878=15794
5. Westerschelde (NL) 6650+6650=13300
6. Katschberg (A) 5898+5439 = 11337 (without artificial 5565+5439=11004)
7. Strengen (A) 5851+5775=11626
8. Mala Kapela (HR) 5821+5760=11581
9. Sveti Rok (HR) 5679+5670=11349
10. Cels (I) 5245+5141=10386
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Old August 28th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #947
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A2 Graz - Klagenfurt

Click on the title to view the full set.

A drive on the westbound A2 from the city of Graz to the city of Klagenfurt. When I drove there, the road was not very busy, with a lot of Italians.
I drove this road in June, brings back good memories
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Old August 28th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #948
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I drove the whole A2, 3 times back and forth (unfortunately coach and mostly at night). Last time, 1.5 years ago. I see that on Klagenfurt bypass improved pavement and tunnels. There was a little gloomy.
How well to remember the good times .
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 11:50 PM   #949
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Video: A10 Tauern Autobahn

A drive on the A10 between the Katschberg and Tauern Tunnels.

Watch in HD on youtube or below:

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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #950
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Wondering why does Austria (at least in Kärnten) have such precise signage for distances for limit/obey/warning signs. Like:

speed limit 100 km/h for 1120 m (on motorway)
speed limit 60 km/h for 4,16 km
warning, traffic light after 275 m
no overtaking for next 842 m
etc. etc.

It doesn't make any sense to me, it is written on old or new signs.
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Wondering why does Austria (at least in Kärnten) have such precise signage for distances for limit/obey/warning signs. Like:

speed limit 100 km/h for 1120 m (on motorway)
speed limit 60 km/h for 4,16 km
warning, traffic light after 275 m
no overtaking for next 842 m
etc. etc.

It doesn't make any sense to me, it is written on old or new signs.
Haven't really noticed it myself, but certainly wouldn't surprise me. Just imagine someone starts driving 130kmh when the speed limit is 100kmh for another 20m. It would be the end of the world! Welcome to Austria.

I hear there's been a case where people were speeding within city limits and successfully contested tickets because the city-limit sign (which automatically means 50kph limit) had some kind of message attached at the bottom (like Welcome to beautiful ...). There could have been absolutely no confusion about whether they were entering a town or not.
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Video: A10 Tauern Autobahn

A drive on the A10 between the Katschberg and Tauern Tunnels.

Great video, Chris! What camera do you use for your HD videos?

Do you either film or take pictures, or are some of the pictures still frames?
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Great video, Chris! What camera do you use for your HD videos?

Do you either film or take pictures, or are some of the pictures still frames?
I use a Canon A530 for filming (simple compact camera), plus a Canon A2000 for the pics
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This tunnel will get (or already has by now?) a new section control system that monitors a driver's average speed throughout the tunnel. Ever since its construction this particular tunnel has been plagued by a high number of serious accidents. It has quite a few bends drivers tend to underestimate combined with a downward slope that lets your speed creep up without you noticing.
With the new system they will get you for as little as 3kmh over the limit, so beware.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #955
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Long time I have been here. I even remember that the A2 ended here at Klagenfurt, when coming from Villach.
That must have been quite a while ago.

I still like to drive the old alignement (2x2 without median) when I'm not in a hurry. Very little traffic considering its capacity, since almost everyone uses the A2, and most importantly no noise barriers that obstruct your view.
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B227 is an important thoroughfare in Vienna. It starts at the A22 in the north of Vienna, where it continues south as a limited access expressway.

The following pictures are of B227 southbound.






At the first traffic light. Lights are timed so you can reach the city center very quickly, unless during AM rush hour when traffic backs up all the way back to the A22.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #957
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Nordbrucke (A22) in Vienna






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....more pics coming up on the next page....
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Trip report: Vienna - Wachau Valley


A22 Donauuferautobahn, Northbound


Heading out of town on Nordbrucke
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At the city limits. The speed limit goes up to 130kmh (80mph) from 80kmh (50mph)
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Construction of a new interchange with the S1
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The freeway narrows to 2x2 lanes, but widening to 2x3 has already started on the southbound side.
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Near the end of A22, at the interchange with S5
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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #960
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S5 Westbound

This freeway will serve as Vienna's northern bypass once the missing bridge accross the Danube River has been completed.


Typical view between Stockerau and Tulln, traffic lightens up considerably here. A median with noise barriers and fields or forest right and left of the freeway.
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Sign: 'This is what happens when you tailgate'
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Here the landscape changes and vineyards begin to appear in the distance:
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This gantry is new and the blank space has been left for when the new bridge is completed
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The left lane is closed in anticipation of the major construction project up ahead:
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