In Reply to: Things You Wish You Knew Before Going to Munich posted by Marc on September 23, 1999 at 16:45:23:
Pils = Beer and Paulaner is the local and one of the best, just dont mix too much with your new Beemer because driving in Germany requires attention.
most autobahns have only two lanes per direction. Slow moving trucks (maybe 45 mph) occupy the slow lane while typical speeds in the fast lane range from 60 mph which is the top speed of many sub 1.0 litre cars, to 150+mph from the high end cars. This range of speeds is incredible to the US driver.
When you change lanes and check over your shoulder, you better look waaaaay back because that Porsche you can barely see back there will be on your ass flashing his xenons at you even while you are stil accellerating! Obviously if you space out and just change lanes you can get close to rear ended, its pretty interesting.
Also, dont forget to leave the autobahn and travel the amazing side roads. Here you can practice your passing technique as you go round tractors with hay and oil burning Fiat Pandas.
Have fun...Happy Trails
PS, comments apply to all continental roads and highways, not just Germany.