Our arrival in Germany in the dark morning hours quickly changed to a beautiful sunny but cold day, great for some driving.
Beautiful sunny day on the Autobahn
What is always amazing is how many trucks are on the road. A clear sign that Western Europe still produces and transports many items.
Bumper to bumper trucks on the Autobahn
Most stretches of the Autobahn now have three lanes in each direction. This is done because trucks are limited to about 50mph.
Trucks are banned from the fast lane, so that the Porsche 911’s and Mercedes AMG S63’s do not have to slow from 150 back down to 50 every minute a truck passes. The center lane seems to become the slow lane for passenger cars.
In reality you do not see many Porsche’s or Mercedes S-classes. You see more of them in two minutes in Southlake Texas, than 2 hours on the Autobahn. in the fast lane you actually see many Audi, BMW and VW diesels!
Two lanes of bumper to bumper trucks as far as you can see
The high load of trucks became clear when the highway switched from 4 traffic lanes to two. Because trucks are banned from the fast lanes, they backed up for many miles, two lanes thick!
Our “Landgasthof” entrance
Our hotel is 30 minutes from the Toy Fair, and every year during the fair it is completely sold out. Guests from literally all over the world are staying here to visit the largest Toy fair in the world.
The hotel sign advises you that the fish is fresh daily!
First some coffee and post the blog!
Just in case there are some beer lovers amongst our readers…
And finally a picture of food. Note the salad in the background please, not everything was fried!
Puten (Chicken) Schnitzel with fries and a side salad