Driving in Germany

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Germany is the birthplace of the automobile and its inventor, Karl Benz, and continues to be one of the top manufacturers of cars in the world, being home to well-known luxury car brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche. Its Autobahn network is famed around the globe for its stretches without a speed limit. This, in addition to the high density and general good state of road infrastructure make driving in Germany a fun though somewhat expensive proposition. Inside of cities, however the picture changes and no city with half a million inhabitants or more is really fun to drive in. Many city centers and old towns are also pedestrianized.


Car rental and carpools

Traffic rules


Speed limits

Using the Autobahn