|Population:||502,491 (30 Sep 2007)|
|Motorways:||A3, A6, A9, A73|
Go to Raststätte Feucht/Nürnberg (service station). From Nürnberg Hbf (the main train station) you take the S-Bahn to Feucht, where you have to walk through the whole neighbourhood out of the train station walk in direction of "parking" for cycle just after you will find a small patch following the motorway until the entrance trough the wood, at the entrance go on the other side of the road from where the car leaving the motorway are, (you can't access to the service station from the side of the entrance it's not really safe to cross the road after and anyway the cops in the police station will see you from their windows) walk to the motorway pass the first bridge and go down where there is a small stair you can then just walk between the motorway and the train line to the service station.
In the direction Gasthof Brückkanal, after the industrial zone (Obi, Macdonalds) there is a bus (line 678 in the direction of Schwabach Bahnhof, stop: Zeidlersiedlung). Follow the small street in the direction of the Gaststätte, which leads through the forest to the service station. There are stations on both sides, and a tunnel underneath the motorway. Waiting times vary wildly.
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Take the U1/11 metro to Langwasser-Süd (southern terminus). From there walk straight to a crossroad with a traffic light, there turn left, walk along Liegnitzer Strasse, and then turn right to Gleiwitzer Strasse. Total walking distance is about 2 km till u will see a bridge in 100 metres after the spot. If you're tired or lazy, you can also start hitching at Liegnitzer/Gleiwitzer crossing, you risk to wait longer though. There's also a bus line going that way, check out the map at the U station. When you go direction Prague, use a sign "Amberg". There will be the petrol station "Oberpfälzer Alb South" shortly before that city. So it's not a bad idea to wait for someone going across the border at the petrol station. Otherwise you can go with local traffic from Amberg to the border, hitching from one motorway entrance to another. In this case, you're likely to end up at Waidhaus, the last German village before the border. If you were dropped in the village, instead of going back to motorway, you can take local crossing, leading to the town of Rozvadov. Once the other side, cross the town and about a km further will be a motorway entrance with a huge petrol station.
A3 direction South-East (Regensburg), (Passau) and (Austria)
From Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof take the S-Bahn in direction of Altdorf (b Nürnberg) and get off at WEST Altorf. The ticket costs 4.70€ but you can try to get on the train for free since it takes 20 minutes to reach WEST Altdorf. For my part, i haven't seen any controllers. From there walk uphill on Fischbacher Strasse for 300 meters, turn right on Schulstrasse Strasse for 300 more meters and turn right again on Nürnberger Strasse. It's the Boulevard leading to the A3 motorway going to Regensburg, Passau near the Austrian border and Linz. Walk along the boulevard for 200 meters where you can see BMW and Mercedes centers and until you see the motorway. Walk under the motorway and right after you'll see the entrance on your left. The spot is perfect to hitchhike and you can expect to get a lift in less than 25 minutes. Also trucks have more than enough space to stop. Created on November, 14th by Xuanlong.
A3 direction West and North-West (Würzburg, Frankfurt am Main and Kassel
There's a service station called "Aurach" on the A3 between Erlangen and Herzogenaurach. From train station Nürnberg Hbf you can take a local train or S-Bahn to Erlangen train station, from there on take Bus 287 direction "Westfriedhof" - exit at last but one stop ("Sankt Michael" in Steudach). From there you can easily walk in 10-15 minutes to the gas station (check spot on the map).