Living along the Autobahn

The German autobahns (Autobahn, plural Autobahnen) form the nationally coordinated motorway system in Germany. In German, they are officially called Bundesautobahn (plural Bundesautobahnen, abbreviated ‘BAB’), which translates to “federal expressways”. German autobahns have no general speed limit, but the advisory speed limit (Richtgeschwindigkeit) is 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph). Germany’s autobahn network has a total length of about 12,845 kilometres (7,982 mi) in 2012, which ranks as the … Continue reading Living along the Autobahn