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Old December 29th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #2381
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German Autobahns are not lit (except some inner-city stretches). Neither are other non-urban roads.

I don't see the point of illuminating Autobahns. Cars need to be equipped with proper lights, there should be proper markings on the road and maintenance should be good enough so you don't need to expect surprising holes in the surface or other obstacles. All of that is given on Autobahns.

As a driver I don't feel safer on a road with lighting than I do on a dark one. As pedestrian or on a bicycle it's a different story, but you shouldn't be on an Autobahn then.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #2382
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A9 Hermsdorfer Kreuz - Hof

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Some pictures of my Slovenia roadtrip from august 2009. This one follows A9 south from the Hermsdorfer Kreuz towards Hof. Part of this Autobahn is still in 1930's design.

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Old December 29th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #2383
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I like the name Lederhose.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #2384
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Sweet photos! Haven't driven there for a long time, and I still remember the town with the name Triptis, it associates me with a Latvian word "striptīzs" which means striptease.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:28 AM   #2385
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That's one sweet looking motorway! I can sense a bit of 1930s-1940s in that motorway...
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #2386
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Are there plans to close the small gap between A-96, A-95 and A-995 in southwest Munchen? It seems less than 1.500m are missing to "close" the ringroad, and it seems a pity someone would have to drive through local boulevard or take all the other way around the ringroad to access those highways.
The "Mittlere Ring" (B2r, the ring road around Munichs centre) is going to be redesigned (some more tunnels in that section including a tunnel interchange with the A 95) in order to improve the connection.
The last part of A99 (Munichs autobahn ring) is in planning, but this project will probably take quite a time (if it will be build at all).
In case of going from A96 to A95, you would probably go via Starnberg instead of all the way through Munich. Traffic on that route isn't too much anyway as it's not a transit route. Lorries aren't allowed to go through Munich, they have to use the A99. So on the connection A96 to A995 (transit traffic) only cars pass the Mittlere Ring.

Btw.: Google Maps is misleading there: A995 ends at the exit München-Giesing, then there's a short stretch of the B1 to St. Quirin-Platz (although it has blue signs afaik). The section from there to the northwest is the Mittlere Ring B2r (it connects via Chiemgaustraße to the A8 and A94) which doesn't fulfill Autobahn standards but has no crossroads. At Luise-Kiesselbach-Platz (where the A995 ends) a tunnel with the mentioned junction will be build.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #2387
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I like the name Lederhose.
I was just about to say that
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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #2388
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A9 Hermsdorfer Kreuz - Hof

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Some pictures of my Slovenia roadtrip from august 2009. This one follows A9 south from the Hermsdorfer Kreuz towards Hof. Part of this Autobahn is still in 1930's design.
I like that motorway a lot. lots of forest, up and down hills, lots of those wind-things and on 3-3 sections you should be watching your back
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Old December 31st, 2009, 05:09 AM   #2389
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super pictures!

i was surprised to see speed limits of 130 km/h on stretches that had no shoulder? kinda worries me a bit actually...
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Old December 31st, 2009, 05:10 AM   #2390
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this is what I was talking about

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130 legally on this stretch of motorway from the era of the Third Reich?
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Old December 31st, 2009, 11:03 AM   #2391
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I think the A9 from Berlin to Munich is one of the nicest roads to drive on. Some very nice and wide unlimited stretches and also some nice twisty bits over hills and through forests. I drove the full length of it when I went from Berlin to Venice 2 years ago, like to do that again some time.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 08:09 PM   #2392
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Today from Leutkirch (A96)/south of Memmingen (A7) to Stuttgart jammed on practically all parts. Luckily, I went to the other direction...
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #2393
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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #2394
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I didn't know there are stretches of Autobahn which have no hard shoulder. Is that a common occurance or are those just leftovers which will be widened and fixed according to the latest standards?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #2395
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Its a leftover on large parts of the network buildt before 1945. On some parts they were (or are) replaced (mostly while widening to 3+3). They aren't uncommon on these roads (e.g. large stretches between Karlsruhe and Munich, etc.)
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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #2396
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i was surprised to see speed limits of 130 km/h on stretches that had no shoulder? kinda worries me a bit actually...
There are motorway sections without hard shoulder that even has no speed limit. I don't think it's unsafe.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #2397
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There are motorway sections without hard shoulder that even has no speed limit.
Really?

I remember only one section of A11 with narrow shoulder (near Eberswalde?) and without speed limit. It can be dangerous.

On the other hand, there are few people (in Poland), who drive over 230 km/h on a motorway like this (without any shoulder!).
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #2398
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Old January 5th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #2399
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post-DDR motorways

since the reunification (1990) a lot of new motorways were constructed in East Germany. can anybody give some statistics ? at least general figures how many kms were built and the budget for them ?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #2400
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