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Old March 2nd, 2009, 09:40 PM   #1801
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I was looking this forum a while, and I notice, the was no news about the BAB1 (or I missed).

The BAB1 between Bremen and Hamburg is till 2012 in construction side. They build the road from 2x2 lanes to 3x3 lanes.

I've known that, because I had to Glückstad one week ago, and one person warned me that the BAB1 was in construction. Between the constructions, the maximum speed limit is 100km/h (60mi/h), near the construction is it 80km/h (50mi/h) or even 60km/h (37mi/h).

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Direction Hamburg:
[IMG]http://i44.************/333bryt.jpg[/IMG]

The 2meter lane was sometimes very small.
[IMG]http://i40.************/aeutz7.jpg[/IMG]

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Direction Bremen:
[IMG]http://i44.************/27y9ute.jpg[/IMG]

Congestion near exit Oyten. They were very smart to close one lane in a construction area, because trees has to be removed:
[IMG]http://i40.************/1z2p17s.jpg[/IMG]
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 01:29 AM   #1802
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Great, thanks for the info. Hope they also extend the A7 north of Hamburg to 3x3. At least to Rendsburg or Neumuenster. Right now they use the shoulder for traffic during peak hours.

Construction might start in 2010 according to this government info site:
http://www.schleswig-holstein.de/MWV.../A7__node.html

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:21 PM   #1803
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This is Kaiserslautern, a major (100,000) city in western Germany. I wonder what the street name signs are like there.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:30 PM   #1804
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It must be some US Army base. On the satellite images you can even see baseball fields
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:33 PM   #1805
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I've read 53,000 Americans live in and around Kaiserslautern.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #1806
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You will find many of those settlements with American street names in other German cities. Look in Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg for example.
They were built after WW2 as residential areas for members of the American forces.

As the number of American troops have been greatly reduced since the end of the cold war many of those places have been converted to normal residential areas for civilians by now, but they usually kept the street names.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #1807
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Arent there many celebrities born in Germany like Martin Lawrence, Bruce Willis who else?
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Old March 4th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #1808
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You may know Ramstein, the town where the band Rammstein has taken its name. Ramstein ist just a few kilometers outside of Kaiserslautern.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #1809
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You will find many of those settlements with American street names in other German cities. Look in Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg for example.
They were built after WW2 as residential areas for members of the American forces.

As the number of American troops have been greatly reduced since the end of the cold war many of those places have been converted to normal residential areas for civilians by now, but they usually kept the street names.
No, not really. They've never kept any english street names. "Third-Avenue" or "Arkansas Street" sound totally silly in German and secondly, I guess it isn't even allowed to use non-german words due to administrative purpose (german is still the official language).

But what they actually do is to use american-related names. e.g. in Mainz they have a Martin-Luther-King Center (conversion of a former us basis).
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Old March 7th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #1810
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After a long time, new road-pictures from me.
Over 10000 roadpics of these roads:
In Google-Maps - In GoogleEarth

-> http://www.autobahnen-europa.eu/index-393-424.html
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Old March 7th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #1811
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Ahhh, that's why you said that 552 pics isn't that much
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Old March 7th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #1812
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You must have pictured those parts of A2 and A7 many times now?
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Old March 9th, 2009, 02:49 AM   #1813
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No, not really. They've never kept any english street names. "Third-Avenue" or "Arkansas Street" sound totally silly in German and secondly, I guess it isn't even allowed to use non-german words due to administrative purpose (german is still the official language).

But what they actually do is to use american-related names. e.g. in Mainz they have a Martin-Luther-King Center (conversion of a former us basis).
Well, to be more correct they often kept the names but converted them into German, so e.g. "Rhode Island Avenue" became "Rhode-Island-Allee" etc. At least you can find that in Karlsruhe and Munich, might be different at other places.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #1814
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A cool Highway Bridge near Stuttgart
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:12 AM   #1815
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Indeed, cool graffiti
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:18 AM   #1816
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Theres actually a lot of graffiti on german highways. Even in rural areas. In most states (only in bavaria) they dont clean it.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #1817
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They don't clean it here as well - when they would do that it would be back on the next day
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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #1818
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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #1819
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A71 Schweinfurt - Erfurt:

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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #1820
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Very good video!

I am going to Switzerland in June, I originally wanted to go via A7 and A81, but I planned to do the trip in two days anyway, so I might take a detour via A71
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