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I had visions of 200 km/h blasting open top over the German countryside with a pulsating Euro techno beat.
I achieved that about 2 km at a time. There appears to be a German regulation, or perhaps inclination, to have every road under construction, from massive repaving to tinkering diversions.
Yesterday I drove a route of Berlin – Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Eisleben – Erfurt – Bamberg. There would be a stretch of a good 2 km where everyone would open it up, then inevitably the speed drop signs would appear 120, 100, 80, 60…traiffic would merge to one lane and crawl to the next jail break.
Now I know why Google Maps has all those massive drive times – I did not make it to Eisenach/Wartburg, my final Luther trail stop. Fantastic day, though. On to Nuremburg!