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Population: 272,000 (December 2012)
Licence plate: A
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Augsburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany, located between Ulm and München south of A8. Hitchhiking in the area is surprisingly a bit more difficult than in the rest of Germany. There is average traffic at rest station Augsburg Ost and few, more local traffic at rest station Edenbergen.

Hitchhiking out

East towards München, Salzburg Bundesautobahn 8 number.svg E 52

Option 1: Take bus line 23 or 41 to Hammerschmiede and get off at Hammerschmiede-Süd (big crossroads and shopping center). Walk back to the crossroads where you see a tall building with a clock. There you can find a petrol station (Esso) from where many people get on to A8.

Option 2: Take bus line 92, 56 or 27 to Täfertingen Nord. Right before crossing the motorway on a bridge, turn left to a small street Gailenbachmühle. Follow this street passing a mill until you reach rest station Edenbergen. Note that the rest station only works for the eastward direction.

Option 3: Take tram line 4 to Augsburg Nord. Walk 150m back on "Donauwörtherstrasse" to the petrol station (Esso).

West towards Ulm, Stuttgart Bundesautobahn 8 number.svg E 52

Option 1: Like going eastwards, see options 1 and 3 above

Option 2: Take bus line 22 or 23 to Firnhaberau Endstation, then walk 15-20 minutes north to rest station Augsburg Ost.

To get to the rest station turn left on Siedlerweg after getting off the bus. After you pass the dead-end sign you'll see a dirt path on your right. There is a wooden sign reading "Streuobstwiese". Follow this path through the fields. When the path splits, take the first right, then left when it dead ends into another path. When you get to the pavement street, go left and you'll cross a bridge over the motorway. You can see the rest station on your right. After you cross the bridge, take the first right on the bike path, then the second side path on your right, and there you are. There is a less complicated way to get there, but this ist the fastest. Note that the rest station only works for the westward direction.

Note: The On-ramp Augsburg-West is not useful anymore because of the approach road that connects the motorway with the B17.

South towards Landsberg, Füssen (B17)

Option 1: Take bus line 32 and get off at "Dayton-Ring". Cross the large crossroads in front of you and walk to the bus stop at the other side (behind the bridge) where you can start hitchhiking.

North towards Donauwörth, Nürnberg (B17)

Option 1: Like going eastwards, see option 3 above

Option 2: Take tram line 3 and get off at Bukowina-Institut (big, tall building), turn left at crossroads, walk 5 minutes until next traffic light (or take a bus to Messegelände). The motorway ramp is located directly behind the bridge.

Other directions

  • southwest on B2 towards Mering, München: take tram line 6 or bus line 30 or 31 to Rudolf-Diesel-Gymnasium, walk 100m north back to B300 where there is a petrol station (Esso), B2 to the south starts some meters from the petrol station
  • west on B300 towards Memmingen, Ulm: take tram line 3 towards Stadtbergen and get off one stop after the main railway station (Rosenaustrasse), walk alongside B300 for about 15 minutes until petrol station (Shell); use a sign or ask people, much traffic is local only; this may also work south and north on B17 towards Landsberg/Donauwörth


Main Train Station

Located in the center and always open is the main train station. There is a small waiting hall and a few benches on the platforms (outside). It is common to find some people resting in the waiting hall and tolerated by the Deutsche Bahn security guards as long as you don't intend to crash there for more than a single night. If asked, just tell them you wait for a train that leaves early in the morning and they usually leave you alone.

This article is based on text from the German language Anarchopedia which is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.