Car Tourism in Germany
ABOVE: VW Phaeton assembly at Volkswagen's "Transparent Factory"
INSET BELOW: A hairpin corner at the
which offers heartpounding rides by race taxi, and the
love their cars, and automotive cognoscenti love Germany. Go anywhere in the
country, and you're never distant from a car museum, factory tour, or racetrack.
You don't even have to drive to reach most attractions, thanks to a nationwide
high-speed rail system--and when you do drive, you can put the hammer
down and forget about speed limits on many sections of Germany's fabled
For more information about "Car Country Germany" (to
use a nickename coined by the
German Tourist Board), read the illustrated Europe for Visitors articles below:
1st inset photo: Nürburgring
GmbH / Photoagentur Urner
2nd inset photo: Mercedes-Benz Museum.
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