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Old September 27th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #2921
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yeah, i thought so already.

btw i prefer going to Kaiserslautern because in that case we would use Tauernautobahn through Austria (i have never been there, i always used Pyhrnautobahn) and i would really like to pass that split part of A8 near Hohenstadt, i adore such things
I wish you a good time man. The route is great, you pass through great landscapes and drive on great motorways there.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #2922
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i am back. at the end we were in Baden-Baden and Kaiserslautern. going there we took Tauernautobahn in A - Walserberg - A8 - A99 Ring München - A8 Ulm - Stuttgart - Karlsruhe - A5 Baden-Baden. then we took A5 - A65 - B39 to Kaiserslautern, and finally going back we took A6 all the was to Nürnberg (except bypassing Mannheim on A61), A3 to Suben and Pyhrnautobahn. i don't have photos because i drove most of the way in Germany. i have just few of them.

bridge over Rhein at A61


Stau at A61/A6 intersection (just on the left here is Hockenheimring )


still in the same Stau (it was not long, some 2-3 km, there was an accident, but probably it has risen more after we passed)


somewhere at A6


and more A6


A3, bridge over Donau near Deggendorf (the south bridge near Isar mouth into Donau)
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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #2923
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A3, bridge over Donau near Deggendorf (the south bridge near Isar mouth into Donau)
Some people climbed that bridge pylon. It's 87 meters tall and has no security fences whatsoever, just a flat platform.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #2924
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cool! yeah, it's really tall!
btw, that split motorway A8 near Hohenstadt is horrible. curves are much tighter than i expected, and it is very narrow. overtaking trucks there is a nightmare, i did it with some 70 km/h in curves.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #2925
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A1 Bremen - Osnabrück

Another section of A1 has been opened with 2x3 lanes, this time 9 kilometers between Bramsche and Osnabrück-Nord. The A1 is being widened in phases. Most of it should be completed by 2012 or 2013.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 12:34 AM   #2926
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A44 Kassel - Eisenach

Another "milestone" for the slow-progressing A44 between Kassel and Eisenach. Construction commenced today on a 4 kilometer section of A44 between Hessisch Lichtenau-Ost and Hasselbach. It features a 1.350 meter long tunnel, and is slated for completion in 2015. It is still intended to open the whole A44 between Kassel and Eisenach no later than 2016.
Worth to mention ist the total number of 13 tunnel with 14.69km length or 28.35% of the total length. There will be one tunnel with 4.4km length and 4 other tunnels with more than 1km length.

And I don't think that they will finish it until 2016. There are still construction works for over a billion EUR to do, that means they have to finance this project with 200 - 250 million EUR each year. Next year they will spend 150 milion EUR.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 02:57 PM   #2927
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Hi there

I am looking for the best way to get near Roosendaal, driving from Opole. Polish part is obvious, as the A4 comes as the right answer. German part is not that obvious - it seems, that I will have to drive through Ruhrgebiet (which I am concerned of).
I thought about A4-A14-A38-A7-A44-A1-A45-A40 and then A67-A2-A58 in the Netherlands. I will get to NRW in the early morning or noon.

Any advices on congestions, roadworks and road conditions, as well as the tips for route planning are particularly welcome

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 03:31 PM   #2928
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I would use most of that route, but I would suggest using A2 through the Ruhr area, and not A40, as A40 is frequently congested and there are a lot of roadworks.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 04:16 PM   #2929
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Thanks, Chris.

Is there any official (federal) website with data on AADT in Germany?
I am curious mainly about the A44, stretch between Dreieck Kassel-Süd and Kreuz Dortmund/Unna.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 04:28 PM   #2930
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http://www.bast.de/cln_005/nn_39112/...tml?__nnn=true

PDF with all locations:

http://www.bast.de/cln_005/nn_39112/...-Zaehlung.html
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 11:39 PM   #2931
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Hi there

I am looking for the best way to get near Roosendaal, driving from Opole. Polish part is obvious, as the A4 comes as the right answer. German part is not that obvious - it seems, that I will have to drive through Ruhrgebiet (which I am concerned of).
I thought about A4-A14-A38-A7-A44-A1-A45-A40 and then A67-A2-A58 in the Netherlands.(..)
I really recomend A38 which, in my opinion, is still one of the least congested autobahn I've ever driven. More or less looks like that:





















pictures taken this summer, certain Friday about midday



Most congested was A7. I drove there the same day several hours later. Then, A44 which wasn't that bad, no jams, however really busy. I usually drive through Dortmund, Essen using B1 and A40. They are not perfect roads to choose in midweek, but clear overnight and in weekends. That Friday, I spent some 20-30 minutes stuck in traffic circa 16.00-17.00 hrs, somewhere on Dortmund's outskirts. A40 just outside Ruhr looked like this:



By the way, A40 between Dortmund and Essen is quite interesting motorway for someone who likes olden days engineering, not for one in rush, though. For that reason, I'd rather agree with Chris to by-pass these busy conurbation using A2, if you are going to get from "A" to "B" only. Although, on B1 you can get very cheap fuel (petrol 10 cents cheaper than on motorways):

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:13 AM   #2932
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Yeah Piotr, I remember your photos of A38 (I've been on this forum for a while now, unregistered though).
So, I am aware that A38 is the most convenient stretch. In the past I drove the A4 for a couple of times
- driving on the old parts wasn't the most pleasant thing to do (hilly, without shoulders).

Thanks for the graphical comparison.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:08 PM   #2933
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A30 The Netherlands-AK Schüttorf

1. Just after the border.

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3. A warning for the bad road surface. This should be clear

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4. A sign for the LKW-Maut.

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5. A small bit (100 meters) of asphalt.

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6. Another piece of asphalt and an LKW-Maut check.

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7. Road works. All traffic now goes via the southern side of the motorway, which has already been repaved.

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8. 2 lanes becomes 1.

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9. Zoomed in.

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10. Exit Nordhorn.

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12. Hannover 207 km.

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13. The Vechte river.

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14. Kreuz Schüttorf coming up.

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15.

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16. The sign of the previous picture seen from the backside.

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17. We turned around at AK Schüttorf, this picture has already been taken in western direction.

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18. First we need to get past the roadworks again.

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19. After the roadworks. Road markings have sometimes just disappeared.

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20. Viaduct.

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21. Exit Gildehaus.

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22. The Netherlands is still 1,2 km.

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23. Also over here the markings are gone.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:30 PM   #2934
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Grat pics! The German side looks really bad according to the Dutch.

Roadgeeking together with Chris?
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16. The sign of the previous picture seen from the backside.

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Anyway are these blue sign pillars becoming popular in Germany? I haven't seen them before.
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14. Kreuz Schüttorf coming up.

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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #2935
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Nice aerials of the reconstruction of interchange Braunschweig-Südwest (Southwest).



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Old October 6th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #2936
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What is the ultimate 'buildout' plan for the north end of the A-39? Right now, it ends by the Volkswagenwerk at Wolfsburg.

Ditto both 'ghost' ends of the A-392?

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What is the ultimate 'buildout' plan for the north end of the A-39? Right now, it ends by the Volkswagenwerk at Wolfsburg.

Ditto both 'ghost' ends of the A-392?

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The A39 is to be extended to Lüneburg and connect to the A250.
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There were several plans for the north-south connections in that area.

The most simple plans called for an extended A14 from Magdeburg to Schwerin and A39 from Wolfsburg to Lüneburg. However, there were also idea for an "X", extending A39 to Schwerin and A14 to Lüneburg. Though I believe the current plans foresee the old revival of two long-distance routes to Schwerin (A14) and Lüneburg (A39).

On a side note, there are also ideas about a "Südheide Autobahn" that would extend A27 from Walsrode to A39 near Wolfsburg, so that east-west traffic from Bremen could avoid A2. Personally I don't think this Autobahn has much advantage over existing routes. It's better to widen A2 to 2x4 or build dedicated truck lanes on A2.
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There were several plans for the north-south connections in that area.

The most simple plans called for an extended A14 from Magdeburg to Schwerin and A39 from Wolfsburg to Lüneburg. However, there were also idea for an "X", extending A39 to Schwerin and A14 to Lüneburg. Though I believe the current plans foresee the old revival of two long-distance routes to Schwerin (A14) and Lüneburg (A39).

On a side note, there are also ideas about a "Südheide Autobahn" that would extend A27 from Walsrode to A39 near Wolfsburg, so that east-west traffic from Bremen could avoid A2. Personally I don't think this Autobahn has much advantage over existing routes. It's better to widen A2 to 2x4 or build dedicated truck lanes on A2.
Interesting, Thanx.

And then, how much of a stretch would it be to connect the A21 with all of that at Lüneburg?



Going over the area on Google maps, it looks to me like the A391 was the original routing of the A39 and that the A-39 was rerouted later on to include Wolfsburg in its routing.

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Interesting features in Autobahn A72, that can easily fool you.

They appear to be the same structure, but actually they are two different bridges, a regular "talbrücke" (valley bridge) west of Plauen, and a bridge across a reservoir east of Plauen, both constructed in the late 1930's (the reservoir wasn't created until 1964).





It looks like the viaduct has flooded with 50 meters of water, but as mentioned, the second picture is a different bridge with the same characteristics (it is much smaller though).
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