|Population:||134,225 (31 Mar 2007)|
|Motorways:||A3, A7, A81|
The city is located along the River Main and is historically an important traffic hub with 3 highways.
If you're coming from the A3, get out at the Raststätte Würzburg (service station). From there it's just a 10 minutes walk to the S-train at the Berner Strasse in the borough Heuchelhof. It's also just a 1 hour walk into the city center.
If you're coming from the A7, get out at the ramp Würzburg/Lengfeld. It seems that there is enough space for cars to stop.
- For hitching out, take tram 3 or 5 towards Berner Straße (Direction Heuchelhof or Rottenbauer). From there you can walk towards the service station along the A3 called Raststätte Würzburg. Getting there from the tram stop is not very complicated. When you get off the tram there is a road called Straßburger Ring on the left. Follow the road (it makes a ring, that's why it's called so) and then turn on the left in a street called Kopenhagener Straße. Keep walking until the road get down : it goes beneath the A3 !!! Just after, you will find on the right a paved path reaching the Ratstätte Würzburg. From there, before hitchhiking, you could enjoy an impressive overview of the city! Ask people too if you need help. This is the safest bet, but from certain parts of the city it can take a long time to reach this point.
- An alternative is using the B19, the arterial road, leading to the highway. However DO NOT just walk on there and try to find a place along the road, there is NO place where cars could possibly stop. Rather use one of the crossings that lead onto the B19, for example the linkage with the Rottendorfer Straße. I personally have had surprising success there, using a sign saying "A3" and finding a lift to the highway, where you can just stand on the actual ramp.