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Old July 4th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #2021
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I love german highways, I drove from the Polish border past Berlin, Wolfsburg, Hannover to the Dutch border near Enschede in afternoon / evening rush hour yesterday and didn't have a single traffic jam
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Old July 4th, 2009, 02:50 AM   #2022
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Is that just for safety? It looks insane...
I really don't know. It's a very flat landscape, there are no sharp curves and it's also no "Autobahn-Airport".
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Old July 4th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #2023
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Old sign:
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Especially this one:
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I think you don't see much of those type of signs on German Autobahns.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #2024
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A8 Stuttgart-Karlsruhe

Photos made on 31.05.2009. This 2x2 motorway section will be completed as 2x3 in 2012.

Map motorway section A8 Stuttgart-Karlsruhe.
[IMG]http://i40.************/213rwg8.jpg[/IMG]


Approaching Junction Leonberg A81 x A8. Coming from A81 Stuttgart Nord.
[IMG]http://i40.************/m9y64k.jpg[/IMG]


Most traffic follows A8 (East). We follow A8 (West) to Karsruhe.
[IMG]http://i44.************/2cdldy.jpg[/IMG]



Entering A8.
[IMG]http://i41.************/28bu3qq.jpg[/IMG]



Looks really good! Entering unlimited speed area for more fun.
[IMG]http://i40.************/j0f96d.jpg[/IMG]


Driving with comfort here.
[IMG]http://i42.************/wiptw1.jpg[/IMG]



Entering first construction area. This section has AADT 90000.
[IMG]http://i44.************/2upz81i.jpg[/IMG]



This is how it looks from Heimsheim to Pforzheim.
[IMG]http://i42.************/98aavc.jpg[/IMG]



Entering the second constuction area.
[IMG]http://i42.************/1zn0ghj.jpg[/IMG]



Old 2x2 motorway constructed during 1930's.
[IMG]http://i39.************/24lo5k7.jpg[/IMG]



Junction Karlsruhe A8 x A5
[IMG]http://i41.************/2hi5p94.jpg[/IMG]



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Old July 4th, 2009, 12:28 PM   #2025
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Nice. I thought A8 Karlsruhe - Stuttgart was 2x3 already?
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Old July 4th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #2026
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How much of the old Reichsautobahn alignment between Karlsruhe and Munich is still left today? I found it really charming and driving was much more relaxed. (100 or 120kph speed limit?)
Many newly built freeways in Europe look so sterile and boring.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 03:40 PM   #2027
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How much of the old Reichsautobahn alignment between Karlsruhe and Munich is still left today? I found it really charming and driving was much more relaxed. (100 or 120kph speed limit?)
Many newly built freeways in Europe look so sterile and boring.
Well, on that stretch of road (namely A8 in most of its length) it is quite not relaxing experience to drive on these old parts (they are quite a few) - it feels narrow, the AADT is huge, there are many traffic jams and there are almost constant construction sites... So I'm looking forward to seeing it completed as 2x3 Autobahn...
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Old July 4th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #2028
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A81 Stuttgart, now in HD!

My second HD video, this one is a remake of my earlier A81 video.

Check it on the Youtube site to view the HD size:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ztBQXOms04
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Old July 4th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #2029
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So I'm guessing that double metal barriers are now being replaced by concrete ones?
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Old July 4th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #2030
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Yeah, I have seen that on A44 between Kassel and Dortmund.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #2031
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A5 north of Frankfurt between Friedberg and Bad Homburger Kreuz




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Old July 5th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #2032
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That last picture in particular is cool
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Old July 7th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #2033
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A93 Inntal Autobahn
Granica A/D - 56 Dreieck Inntal
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Kiefersfelden service station. So full, that trucks stay on a (fortunately wide) entrance lane.















to be continued...
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Old July 7th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #2034
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A8 Salzburger Autobahn
101 Dreieck Inntal - 95 Kreuz München-Süd































the end.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #2035
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Great pics, I like that city.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #2036
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I'm already looking forward to my trip to Austria in about 2 weeks.
German highways are a pleasure to drive !
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:10 PM   #2037
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Nice pics Dszumher! Which week day did you take the pictures? I can see heavy traffic direktion south, is it a friday?
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #2038
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best traffic sign in germany



120 km/h - End
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #2039
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Which week day did you take the pictures? I can see heavy traffic direktion south, is it a friday?
Photos were taken last saturday. Exactly, early afternoon.
This traffic jam - "only" ~ 10 km.

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120 km/h - End
That is better, isn't it?

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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #2040
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I don't know if it is posted somewhere in skyscrapercity. But i think this shouldn't be unmentioned.


Elzer Berg A3

The Dutchs know it and everybody else who takes the A3 from Cologne to Frankfurt



http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8498/041bab3westdiez002sw9.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/A3-Blitzer-ElzerBerg.JPG


http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/57819970_cc5dd3f32f.jpg


http://www.laubner-luftbild.de/Bilder/10/Elzer%20Berg.jpg
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