Friday, January 15, 2010

German Autobahn

Driving in German Autobahn is quite good but sometimes stressful...Oh yeah, I tried that but I really don't drive long distance.The farthest I drove was around 60 km..hahaha!! well, it's always my husband who drives especially if it is quite far...here is a picture of a German Autobahn..

have a nice day to all!!!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobahn...this is from Wikipedia again!!!

Autobahn(German: IPA: [ˈaʊtoːbaːn], plural Autobahnen; English: /ˈɔːtəʊbɑːn/) is the German word for a major high-speed road restricted to motor vehicles capable of driving at least 60 km/h (37 mph) and having full control of access, similar to a motorway or freeway in English-speaking countries.

In most countries, it usually refers to the German autobahn specifically. The recommended speed of the German autobahn is 130 km/h (81 mph), but there is no speed limit. Austrian and Swiss autobahns have general speed limits of 130 km/h (81 mph) and 120 km/h (75 mph), respectively. In German, the word is pronounced as described above, and its plural is Autobahnen; in English, however, the segment "auto" is typically pronounced as in other English words such as "automobile". The official name of the autobahn in Germany is Bundesautobahn (BAB) (Federal Freeway). Autobahns are built and maintained by the federal government (as are the federal highways), thus the name "Federal Freeway". The first were built in the 1920s, and in the 1930s the official name was "Reichsautobahn" (Freeways of the Reich).

1 comments:

RennyBA said...

Think I know what you mean; Last summer I drove 100KM through Germany for one day in it took me less than 10 hours :-)

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