Driving Tips

Germany has a world-renowned series of superhighways, the AutoBahn; they were in fact the first of their kind in the world. Driving in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany therefore, is enjoyable and safe. Traffic moves on the right so be wary if you are inexperienced in this. Try to avoid the far left lane on the autobahn as speeds can often exceed 100mph/161kph.

Parking is allowed only on the right side of the road except on one-way streets where both sides are valid. Parking spaces with meters are usually free of charge at night, but check the information and ask if unsure. Most petrol stations are open from 8am to 8pm. On the Autobahn however, as well as within Berlin, they are open 24 hours a day. Tollgates are not used in Germany.