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A wonderful german Autobahn part

The old week of the year is a great time to travel and visit the important eurpean cities. Many people and tourist's prefer to go crazy to make sure they have a chance to stay in line on the skiing slopes and pay ridicilous prices to ski in city center like atmosphere and crowding.


Best time to visit great historical places, buildings, Museums with childreens and teenagers to give them a rough idea about history and the why and else...somehow. So after Paris, London, Rome, Naples, Vienna, Milano this time Dresden and Berlin was on the plan. Now Berlin was/is a great city in many aspects but just as secret tip: Dresden is a place to go for the culturally historic interested of you out there. Best of best, believe me.






Anyway, this is not the reason why I'm starting this thread. I have another reason. When leaving yesterday by car from Berlin early morning back to Switzerland (Renault Espace, sadly so) I choose the Autobahn A9 south from Berlin to Munich until Nürnberg. This autobahn goes for about 420 km on 3 lines per side without (and I mean without) ANY traffic thru that wonderful landscape of the ex eastern Germany surroundings, mostly straight, later hilly up and down...very pittoresque. You pass along Leipzig, Jena, Bayreuth (where the famous Wagner theatre celebrates it's annual festivities) and Nürnberg. If ever any had the idea to test the potential of his/hers Ferrari, this is a great and pretty secure place to go. again 3 lines per side, often long straights, mostly no speed limits (some short 120 km phases inbetween), absolutely modern or new tarmac, sideprotection of autobahn against animals thru good,straight fences, just perfect. One could really see that the west to east investments work out well in that respect, for us ;-) Just thought that this would be of help for someone to plan some german stay or days with his F-car. Choose summertime Saturday/Sundaymorning between 6am to 10am (according to locals) then ist empty, later it's just a little more of traffic.




.....maybe a future Fled idea ?

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Hi

Thanks for this valuable info.
We are planning a trip across Germany in June. According your impressions this part of Germany must be quite a nice option to travel with the F-car beside Italy, France, etc.

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I always appreciate first hand insight. Thanks for sharing.

So true regarding visiting cities when they are deserted. You get to see so much more with the distractions. I love Barcelona in August when it is almost shut down with everyone at the beach.
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Hi 212,
I had read your thread with my wife, thanks so much for your advice and impression, we will try to do.
There is better for launch your red rocket .... (F50)
Happy new year !!!

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Hi 212,
I had read your thread with my wife, thanks so much for your advice and impression, we will try to do.
There is better for launch your red rocket .... (F50)
Happy new year !!!
Happy New year to you as well, Fabio!

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Happy New Year.

We are definitely planning a trip to Dresden, Potsdam, Berlin, and possible Leipzig in the spring.
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Happy New Year.

We are definitely planning a trip to Dresden, Potsdam, Berlin, and possible Leipzig in the spring.
Hmmmm......!

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Hmmmm......!
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Thanks for the Berlin-Nürnberg Autobahn tip!

A FLED in the wake of European communism would be interesting. Poland is big and inviting as well?

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Interested in a mini FLED ?
Definitively...but saltfree and a little warmer than now.

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212- Sounds like a wonderful drive. The only time I have been to the old East Germany was when the German government paid for us to go to Berlin in 1982 to exercise our rights to go anywhere in Berlin, East or West. We took the troop train through East Germany and it stopped while the Volkspolezei came onboard and gave everybody the once over. A nice meal in East Berlin for two couples, including two nice bottles of wine, was $14 total. A different kind of experience. Stayed at the Tempelhof officers' club and flew back to the UK from there.

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212- Sounds like a wonderful drive. The only time I have been to the old East Germany was when the German government paid for us to go to Berlin in 1982 to exercise our rights to go anywhere in Berlin, East or West. We took the troop train through East Germany and it stopped while the Volkspolezei came onboard and gave everybody the once over. A nice meal in East Berlin for two couples, including two nice bottles of wine, was $14 total. A different kind of experience. Stayed at the Tempelhof officers' club and flew back to the UK from there.


Interestingly, I passed the Tempelhof coming in from the south. The whole complex looks like a museum these days and we have seen families pulling their childscars along and over the former plain runaways. Some were even playing "Bocchia" and some Soccer on it.....time passes.

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If You drive through German, please tell me! We have a nice Strip of two Autobahns right infront of our door (ok... 10-15 mins through the city).

Of course without speed limit and a tunnel (with limit).
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