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Driving in Germany

A Motorists' guide to driving in Germany

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Capital: Berlin
Language: German
Currency: Euro
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With an area of about 355,000 sq km/137,000 sq miles, Germany occupies a central position in Europe. From Denmark in the north it extends to Switzerland and Austria in the south. It is surrounded by the Benelux Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) and France on the west, and by Poland and the Czech Republic on the east. It borders both the North Sea and the Baltic. Being part of the North European Plain, the North of Germany is generally low-lying and flat. Rising southwards towards the Alps on the Austrian border, central Germany and south Germany are hilly.

Driving distance map of Germany
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Driving in Germany

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Useful phone numbers in Germany

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Ambulance 112, Fire brigade 112, Police 110

Some useful phrases

Useful Phrases

Hallo (hello), tschuess (goodbye), danke (thank you), Entschuldigung (sorry)

Places to drive to in Germany

The Nurburgring
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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