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North Rhine-Westphalia
Population: 240,627 (31 Dec 2006)
Licence plate: KR
Major roads: A40, A44, A57
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Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Hitchhiking out

A57 There is a service station called Geismühle-Ost on the A57 in the south of the city, near the village of Boesinghoven. It is easily reachable by buses 47, 57 and NE6 (night bus). Take those ones from the central station (the bus stops are in front of the so called 'Hansa-Centrum') and get off at the stop KR-Oberend. Then walk down the street until you have the choice to either continue straight and cross the bridge or turn right.

If you want to go direction north, nothwest, west, northeast and east then cross the bridge and continue till there is a branch to the right. (You'll see the gas station already).

If you want to go southwest, southeast, south then turn right and after that turn left, you'll almost see the service station.

It can be quite hard to hitchhike direction north and east, since you'll have to cross the whole Ruhrgebiet, a big agglomeration where are a lot of cities and there is a lot of intercity traffic. The best solution for those who want to go in those directions is ask the drivers to take them to the service station on either the A2 (for north and northeast, Hamburg and Berlin) or the A40 for going east (Dresden), southeast (Kassel) and south (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg).

Hitch-hiking direction France, Belgium and Cologne is quite easy from this spot but still a lot of people driving home from work, etc.

Hitching In

The same service station as in hitching out. Make everything in the same way but the other way round.

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