It is the main connection coming from Enschede or in general from the Netherlands going to Münster and/or if the traveler wants to continue onto the A1 towards Dortmund or Hamburg, though in direction Hamburg the A30 could be also considered, but it's still a pain in the ass to hitch northwards from the A30 onto the A1.
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Hitching the B54
|border crossing Gronau * connection to the A35 (Netherlands)|
Into Germany traffic is extremely low on this on-ramp, for obvious reasons, you will see if you get stranded there :) But still there's traffic and it's possible.
Traffic islands on both sides are sufficient for stopping cars directly when they turn onto the ramp. No hard-shoulder.
Towards Enschede enough traffic to get at least onto the on-ramp Enschede-Zuid of the A35.
In direction East it's the worst construction ever, nearly impossible for cars to stop and traffic lights also don't really help.
|16px Gronau-Epe|| (good)|
In direction Netherlands pretty good, just make sure you walk up about 20 meter. No hard shoulder, but enough green to stand on. Don't stop lorries here, but cars can pick you up easily.
Low traffic, mostly lorries, dangerous to stop them.
|16px Gronau-Ost||Traffic island in direction west. No hard shoulder.|
Do not get out here unless you want to get picked up by border police to pay a huge fine.
|16px Ochtrup/Heek|| (average)|
Average traffic, traffic island to stand on, cars see you ages ago and have place to stop, though no hard shoulder.
|16px Ochtrup|| (good)|
Low traffic, out of the way-ramp, but you can flag down cars going up, mostly good experiences here.
|16px Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt West|
|16px Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt Nord|| (average)|
Low traffic, but huge hard shoulder to stop cars.
|16px Münster-Steinfurter Straße|