Baustelle – at first that sounded like some exotic French pastry we thought. After a nice rest we drove by a sign that read “Baustelle in 7 km”. With a bit of traffic on the road going rather slow around Leipzig, we looked around at all the nice cars including this great looking CLS wagon. We soon found out that Baustelle means “building site” and what that translated to was 7km of 3 lanes merging into one lane plus a merge lane off another highway at 5pm around large city. This roughly translated to moving at an average speed of 2.3km per hour or rather it took us 3 hours and 10 min to move 7km. Crawling out of one’s skin does not begin to describe this experience but such is traffic in Germany on the Autobahn!
Horror. Love/hate the autobahn.
I am going to call this an experience, something you do once and never again, I hope.
It’s often like this at Hamburg. It took us 3 hrs to get through last year.