Dear readers, it has been several years since I have been to Germany.
First, young children limited my ability to travel, and then, of
course, COVID. I've been able to keep this site somewhat updated from
afar, but I really need to get back on the ground again to see for
myself the current state of transportation in Germany, especially given
the stories I'm hearing about the DB and other infrastructure
challenges. To that end, I'm planning to make a trip this summer. If
you'd like to make
a little donation to help underwrite my journey, I would be most
grateful! You can do so by clicking the button below, and I will
recognize all contributors on this site (unless you tell me otherwise,
of course.) Thanks and travel safe!
page last updated February 17, 2010
Germany's excellent rail system can take you to most parts of the
country, it can't take you everywhere and you may want to use a car for
part of your travel in Germany. For driving or road enthusiasts, the
Autobahn is an attraction in itself. Driving in Germany is a pleasure
as the roads are in excellent condition and the drivers are
well-trained and cooperative-- just as long as you follow the rules.
Here you will find a complete digest of those rules as well as
information on renting a car in Germany, general information on touring
and the highway network, a special section on the Autobahn, and a
comprehensive collection of traffic signs and signals.