Kiri and



We travelled 1827 miles in Germany over 47 days between 08 November 2013 and 30 July 2014. It was mainly sunny (21 days) whilst we were there

Key places where we stopped

Blog posts

Homeward bound (August 1, 2014)

Barefoot in the Black Forest (July 31, 2014)

Ups and downs in Bavaria (July 24, 2014)

Melting in Munich (July 19, 2014)

Fußball und Achterbahnen (July 14, 2014)

Just another brick in the wall (May 26, 2014)

Speeding in the sunshine (May 21, 2014)

Little people in Hamburg (May 17, 2014)

Currywurst with a side of pondering (May 14, 2014)

The following information was last updated on August 14, 2014 and therefore may now be out of date. Please consume with a pinch of salt!

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Personal comments:

Spent one night here on the way from Innsbruck to Salzburg on our first loop. Then travelled through the northern region on our second loop and back through the south on our return from eastern Europe. Road quality great in most parts but a little bumpy in the less populated areas. Fantastic country, loads to see and a lot of history to learn about too. Spent more time here than in any other country. If you visit, be prepared to meet some drivers who like to go fast!

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1 - eins
2 - zwei
3 - drei
4 - vier
5 - fünf
6 - sechs
7 - sieben
8 - acht
9 - neun
10 - zehn

Useful words / phrases:

Hello - Guten Tag
Goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen
Yes - Ja
No - Nein
Please - Bitte
Thank you - Danke
Sorry - Es tut mir leid
I don't understand - Ich verstehe nicht
How much does it cost? - Wieviel kostet das?
Where is the toilet? -Wo ist die Toilette?
Petrol - Benzin

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Vignette / toll requirements:

Some German cities have emission-restricted areas, denoted by "Umweltzone". To enter these areas, you must have the correctly coloured vignette, which you can order here

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Vehicle laws:

Speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways is recommended as 130 kph, 100 kph on main roads and 50 kph in built up areas.

Dipped headlights are recommended at all times

Slow moving vehicles (i.e. Bertha!) must pull over to allow others to overtake

Petrol in a can is not permitted on ferries

You must not overtake a school bus with its hazard lights on - this means that it is about to stop

Winter tyres must be fitted in winter driving conditions

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday may be cheaper to buy petrol

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Wild camping rules:

Not allowed, but there should be plenty of aires