Driving on the Autobahn in Germany

By Philippa Burne, UK, December 2012

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The German autobahn was the first and remains one of the world’s only roads to have no mandatory speed limit.

There are about 7,965 miles (12,800 km) of autobahn highways connecting the main cities of Germany. The idea was first conceived during the 1920′s and the first section of autobahn opened in 1935 between Frankfurt am Main to Darmstadt. Grand Prix racing teams liked to test cars on this road and a world record speed of 268 mph (432 km/h) was set here by Rudolf Caracciola. A fatal accident soon stopped this type of speed racing on the autobahn.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Germany Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Germany.

Photo courtesy of barmala via Flickr.

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