Explore Germany By Car

Germany - well known for their outstanding engineering, famous for their annual festival - ‘Oktoberfest’, and home to the Frankfurter sausage.

Around 30.4 million International tourists visit Germany every year, and it’s fast becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the World.

German AutobahnThe Autobahn (German for ‘motorway’) is just one of Germany’s famous attractions, which ranks among the densest and longest road systems in the world. The 8,026 mile stretch has no speed limit however it is advised to not exceed 130kmh. Whilst no speed limit is set for the autobahn, a generic speed limit should be adhered to, in built up and non-built up areas. For more information, please visit the UK Foreign Office’s website.

German VineyardTry an old scenic route and drive through The German Wine Road, located in Rhineland-Palatinate. The 50 mile drive will lead you through one of Germany’s largest wine growing regions, which leads right up to the French Border. The route will be marked out – a yellow road sign with a bunch of grapes and the name of the route. Park-up on your way through and visit some of the old villages and towns to discover their local markets, narrow cobbled streets and fine cuisine. If you’re visiting during March through to October, the route holds many annual open air wine festivals, which makes it a popular tourist attraction. Remember though, don’t drink and drive!

Cochem Mosel River GermanyTake a family trip and explore the medieval route of the German Fairy Tale Road. Starting in central Germany at Hanau, finishing in Bremen in the North, you’ll pass through almost eight nature parks en route. Fairy Tales such as; Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were all made following the inspiration from the landscapes of the Fairy tale Road. From the House of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in Alsfeld to the ‘Snow White Museum’ in Bad Wildungen, you can be sure to revisit your childhood at the German Fairy Tale Road.

Oktoberfest EveningOktoberfest, the World’s largest funfair, is held every year in Munich with over 6 million people from around the World attending. The festival runs for 16 days and is an important part of the culture having been held since 1810. Large quantities of traditional food and beer in 1 litre steins are consumed, amongst various attractions including amusement rides, games and stalls. Oktoberfest 2015 will take place from 19th September to 4th October with 14 beer tents to choose from!

All information correct as of 29.01.15

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany

http://www.germany.travel/en/index.html

http://www.germany.travel/media/pdf/dzt_marktforschung/GNTB-Incoming-Tourism-Germany-2014.pdf

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/germany