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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #181
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Video: A31 Emstunnel

We start with a video, since my posts will be in chronological order. This video runs on the A31 Autobahn near Leer, through the Emstunnel. There were some roadworks, and a reverse holiday traffic jam in the other direction.

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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #182
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A28 Leer - Oldenburg

The first photojourney runs from Dreieck Leer to Dreieck Oldenburg-West on the A28 motorway. The A28 is a quiet Autobahn, so average speed is quite high.

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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #183
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A293 Oldenburg

Journey 2 runs through the larger city of Oldenburg, over the A293 Autobahn, a motorway along the westside of Oldenburg. The A293 recently got exit numbers.

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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #184
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B211 / B212 Oldenburg - Nordenham

Journey 3 runs through the polders of the Jaderland, a flat area near the rivers Jade and Weser. The journey starts on the B211 near Kreuz Oldenburg-Nord, to Brake, where we take the B212 heading north to the Wesertunnel near Nordenham.

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Old May 6th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #185
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Video: B437 Wesertunnel

The B437 features a major road tunnel under the river Weser, which is quite wide here. The tunnel is the only connection across the Weser, north of Bremen, and connects Nordenham with Bremerhaven. The tunnel is quite new, opened in 2004, and is 1600 meters or 1 mile long, and goes 40 meters below sea level.

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B71 - B74 - B73 Bremerhaven - Bremervörde - Stade - Hamburg

Journey 4 continues through the north of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxonia), quite a surprising area, because i expected quite flat and boring polders, however it was hilly with lots of forests. The part from Bremerhaven to Bremervörde goes via the B71, and to Stade via the B74. From Stade to Hamburg continues via the B73.

The B71 and B74 goes quite fast, traffic is very light there. The B73 is another story, it's a busy road from Stade to Buxtehude, and is 4-laned through suburban Hamburg, and very busy. The last few kilometers take a lot of time to travel. The A26 Autobahn is very much needed here.

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Video: A7 Hamburg

Time for a video, this is video number 3. The video travels over the A7 motorway, through the port of Hamburg, where the containers are almost lined up at the shoulder, and the high Köhlbrandbrücke (bridge) is visible. Then we travel through the 2 mile / 3,2km long Elbetunnel (locally known as Elbtunnel), which consists of 4 tubes. After the tunnel, we continue until Interchange Dreieck Hamburg-Nordwest, where we take the A23 to Heide.

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A23 Hamburg - Itzehoe - Heide

The next journey runs through the west of Schleswig-Holstein, from Interchange Dreieck Hamburg-Nordwest to Heide. The first few kilometers travels through the suburbs of mighty Hamburg, and near Itzehoe, there are a few kilometers of Autobahn missing. North of Itzehoe, we take a look at the massive bridge over the Northsea-Baltic Sea canal, and we also see shipping pass by. You can really see the size of the bridge and ships if you compare it to the campers on the other side of the canal. Finally we head to Heide, where the A23 ends, and continues over the B5.

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B5 Heide - Husum - Třnder

The road goes on. That's also the case on the B5 Bundesstraße, where we continue north. The B5 until Husum is a pretty fast route, well build-out, and few intersections, and low traffic. Further north it's a different story, since we pass by some towns. Note for travellers: The first gas station after Hamburg is in Husum, all the way on the A23 and B5, there are no gas stations! Something to keep in mind here.

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Old May 7th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #190
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Oh, that's a lot of pics.
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You just saw the tip of the iceberg
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Primćrrute 11 Třnder - Varde

Yay, we're in Denmark! We head north on the westcoast of Southern Jutland (Jylland) from Třnder via Ribe to Varde, just north of Esbjerg. The route is much more quiet than it's German B5 counterpart. The photo's were taken in 2 days, because i stayed in Ribe for one night, which is a touristic town.

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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:02 AM   #193
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Chris, as usual, you're the man!
Do you hold the camera in your hand when you shoot videos (and pictures), or do you have it mounted on the dashboard? I am planning a very short trip on Friday, and hopefully my friend will be able to bring his camera, so I can publish a short video.

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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #194
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I just point and shoot. Not really a problem, since i drive with one hand on the wheel 99% of the time, it's just a habit of me. Especially on those main roads, you normally don't need to shift gears. That's why you shouldn't see pics inside cities from me. Too dangerous.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #195
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A few pics of Ribe, a touristic town in the southwest of Denmark. I stayed here for one night.

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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #196
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Wow, thanks for posting, Chris! It's always good to see how the things are in different countries.

BTW, I wonder why the road has this appearance. Some roads in Spain get a bit darker on the sides of the lanes when the pavement gets older, but not that much (and not that perfectly). Is it due to winter wheels?
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I'm not sure, however, i've seen lots of Danish roads looking like this. To me, it looks like they've repaved track formation or something. It was very smooth though, but it really doesn't look aesthetic.
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I looks very strange, I have never seen something like this (apart from some 2-laned Slovak roads with deep tracks in it, making it look a bit the same)
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U should have let me know.... i was BBQing last sunday in Aalborg
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Sekundćrrute 181 Varde - Hvide Sande - Thorsminde - Lemvig

Get ready for one of the most scenic roads in Denmark. This 120km journey shows us the southern part of Route 181, from Varde all the way along the west coast to near Lemvig. The road winds through the dunes for most of the time, and we can see laguna's, fjords and the sea, because i made a rest stop at beach #133. The further up north, the more quiet the road gets, with sometimes zero traffic for minutes. Very relaxing drive.

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