In Reply to: German Autobahn Recommendations posted by BM on October 23, 1999 at 22:24:35:
Just returned last week from Euro delivery. No expert, but I did find not all Autobahn's are equal... the 8 from Munich towards Salzburg was beautiful; glass smooth not much traffic. In contrast, the 5 from Switzerland north to Frankfurt had a rougher surface, numerous construction slowdowns, and heavy traffic (i.e. limited to effectively 110mph max :-).
But by all means do it... it's a gas!! And don't miss the twisties too (e.g. Deutsche Alpenstrasse running east-west through the south mtns).
: I'm considering taking a short vacation next spring
: or summer to Germany --- just to drive the autobahns
: (my lifelong dream). Well, the gorgeous German scenery
: is an added bonus. I thought I'd rent a nice car and
: hit the roads. So --- for those of you who have toured
: Germany, especially those who've done the European
: Delivery Program, what roads (specifically Autobahn
: stretches) CANNOT be missed? I really appreciate the
: help, and hope we all can make the pilgrimage some day.
: Frustrated at 75mph