You can find on this page the Germany road map to print and to download in PDF. The Germany driving map presents the detailed road network, main highways and free motorways of Germany in Europe.

Germany roads map

Maps of Germany roads

The Germany road map shows all roads network and main roads of Germany. This road map of Germany will allow you to preparing your routes and find your routes through the roads of Germany in Europe. The Germany roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The national roads in Germany are called Bundesstraßen (federal roads) as its mentioned in Germany roads map. Their numbers are usually well known to the road users, as they appear (written in black digits on a yellow rectangle with black border) on direction traffic signs and in street maps. A Bundesstraße is often referred to as "B" followed by its number, for example "B 1", one of the main east-west routes.

More important routes in Germany have lower numbers. Odd numbers are usually applied to east-west oriented roads, and even numbers for north-south routes. Bypass routes are referred to with an appended "a" (alternative) or "n" (new alignment), as in "B 56n" as you can see in Germany roads map. The Landkreise (districts) and municipalities are in charge of the minor roads and streets within villages, towns and cities. These roads have the number prefix "K" indicating a Kreisstraße.

Other main public roads in Germany are maintained by the Bundesländer (states), called Landesstraße (country road) or Staatsstraße (state road). The numbers of these roads are prefixed with "L", "S" or "St", but are usually not seen on direction signs or written in Germany roads maps. They appear on the kilometre posts on the roadside. Numbers are unique only within one state.

Germany highway map

Maps of Germany motorways

The Germany highway map shows toll and free motorways of Germany. This highways map of Germany will allow you to prepare your routes on motorways of Germany in Europe. The Germany highway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The first highway system to have been built, the extensive German Autobahn network famously features sections where no speed limit is in force. The world first limited-access highways—ones on which vehicles could only enter or exit at designated points—were built in New York in the early 1900s. In Germany, construction on the first controlled-access highway began in 1913 as its shown in Germany highway map, though World War I delayed its opening until 1921.

Germany first high-speed roadway was actually a closed-circuit experimental racetrack that covered some 12 miles (19 km) near Berlin. Unveiled in 1921, this proto-autobahn inspired several other countries to follow with their own versions of high-speed expressways as its mentioned in Germany highway map. In the 1930s Hitler exploited the autobahn for economic, military, and propaganda purposes, but during World War II this German innovation—regarded as a model for modern expressways—was battered.

Good progress is being made in the construction of express highways (autobahnen) in Germany as you can see in Germany highway map. An article in Roads and Streets gives an illustrated description of some of these highways and incidentally gives a photograph of part of an old Germanic plank road, built about 1000 B.C. and excavated a year ago at Bremen. The first 1,000 miles of the express highway has been completed.