In Reply to: 2 weeks to go for my week 3 E39!! posted by beewang on January 29, 2000 at 18:55:08:
I lived in Salzburg for awhile and know the Munich Salzburg autobahn well. In winter it can get quite icy and since it goes through some higher elevations it can be raining one place and snowing 10km further down. It is a very heavily travelled road and really difficult to find a place to open up the car. There are many huge trucks on this road.
If it is snowing with any real force in Germany you are required by law to have 4 snow tires. However, I doubt that they will bother a car with tourist export plates. I would get a few sacks of sand and put them in the trunk. There are home depot type places all over Germany.
Whenever I really wanted to drive I went on the
autobahn 95 between Munich and Garmish
Also Autobahn 7 is lighltly travelled and you can go to Rotenburg a midevil walled city.
On Sundays only essential truck transport is permitted. Sun AM is the time to have fun!
NEVER EVER EVER PASS ON THE RIGHT, THAT IS AS BAD AS DRUNKEN DRIVING IN GERMANY!! Also stay out of the left lane, only to pass and watch your rear mirrors. At 100mph cars appear out of nowhere.
Have fun and if you have internet access keep the board informed as to how you are doing.
: Wow!! time flies, I've got less than 2 weeks togo to meet my 540ia out in Munich. .... YES!!! I am very anxious.
: I will be arriving at "Munchen" at Feb 13 from LAX.
: Based on this boards advice, I will be staying at Hotel Jederman in Munich. Will be staying there for the first two days, and the rest depends on the weather.
: Ideally, I would like to go to Stutgart to see some Mercedes and Porschs. I would also like to goto Salzburg and Innsbruck, by my understanding is that, to get to these places, I would have to drive thru the Alps. If so, i don't think I want to drive my new car in middle of nowhere, in deep snow.
: Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.