# Crossable rest areas in Germany

The following German Raststättes do allow traffic to cross from one side to the other.

In Germany passing to the opposite rest area is often, but not always, possible through so-called "service roads". Using these service roads it takes quite often less than 20 minutes to go to the opposite rest area, and almost always the walk can be completed within 45 minutes.

Some of the information was copied verbatim from **Tanken & Rasten 1997, Zweites Halbjahr** (the last official booklet of the Tank & Rast organisation), and no attempt was made to verify the current situation!

This overview is rather complete (03.2015) for the E30 (A30, A2, A10, A12) and all the motorways north of the E30. For the central and southern part of Germany the overview is not complete.

From Rast.de you can check more details about German Raststättes (eg. if they have wifi or showers).

## Contents

- 1 Autobahn A1
- 2 Autobahn A2
- 3 Autobahn A3
- 4 Autobahn A4
- 5 Autobahn A5
- 6 Autobahn A7
- 7 Autobahn A8
- 8 Autobahn A9
- 9 Autobahn A10
- 10 Autobahn A11
- 11 Autobahn A12
- 12 Autobahn A13
- 13 Autobahn A19
- 14 Autobahn A20
- 15 Autobahn A21
- 16 Autobahn A24
- 17 Autobahn A27
- 18 Autobahn A28
- 19 Autobahn A30
- 20 Autobahn A31
- 21 Autobahn A39
- 22 Autobahn A44
- 23 Autobahn A46
- 24 Autobahn A57
- 25 Autobahn A61
- 26 Autobahn A93
- 27 Autobahn A93
- 28 Autobahn A99
- 29 Autobahn A111

## Autobahn A1

**Neustädter Bucht**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Buddikate**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction**Hamburg-Stillhorn**, a ~20 minute walk**Ostetal**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Grundbergsee**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Wildeshausen**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction**Dammer Berge**, the famous bridge Raststätte**Tecklenburger Land**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction- '
*Münsterland*, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction **Lichtendorf**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Remscheid**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction

## Autobahn A2

**Gütersloh****Herford**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Garbsen**, road tunnel, walk about 10 minutes, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations**Lehrter See**, pedestrian bridge, walk about 5 minutes**Zweidorfer Holz**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Lappwald**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the westbound direction**Börde****Buckautal**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the westbound direction

## Autobahn A3

**Ferntal****Siegburg**, pedestrian bridge**Spessart****Steigerwald****Weiskirchen**

## Autobahn A4

**Aachener Land**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Frechen**, service road, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the westbound direction**Aggertal**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Eisenach**, Raststätte is on the Aachen-bound side

## Autobahn A5

**Bruchsal****Pfefferhöhe**, Raststätte is on the Weil am Rhein-bound side**Wetterau**

## Autobahn A7

**Hüttener Berge**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction**Holmmoor**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction**Harburger Berge**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction**Brunautal**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Allertal**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Hannover-Wülferode**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations**Hildesheimer Börde**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Harz****Göttingen****Kassel****Hasselberg****Rhön**

## Autobahn A8

**Irschenberg**, Raststätte is on the Salzburg-bound side**Stuttgart**

## Autobahn A9

**Fläming**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction**Frankenwald**, the other bridge Raststätte**Nürnberg Feucht**, car and pedestrian tunnels**Fürholzen**, Raststätte is on the Northbound side, southbound there is/was a small parking. (July 2014: current situation is not clear) Crossing requires a walk of about 20 minutes, partly through the fields.

## Autobahn A10

**Am Fichtenplan**, close to the Hannover-bound side of the Raststätte there is a local bridge. Crossing to the other side takes 15-20 minutes and involves getting through fences. At both stations there is at least one "hole in the fence" at the west end of the areas (08.2014), marked here with the letters**A**and**B**.**Michendorf**, bridge on the Hannover-bound side of the Raststätte, involves a 15-20 minutes walk. When crossing from Michendorf Süd to Michendorf Nord, point**A**on the linked map can be reached by walking out of the Raststätte on the grassy strip. Once you reach a big fence on your left hand, on the map it leads to a bright green field, you should climb up along the fence and walk along the fence to point**A**.

## Autobahn A11

**Buckowsee**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction

## Autobahn A12

**Biegener Hellen**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the westbound direction

## Autobahn A13

**Am Kahlberg**, walk about 45 minutes, no petrol station in southbound direction, crossable on the southbound direction

## Autobahn A19

**Recknitz-Niederung**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction

## Autobahn A20

**Schönberger Land**, no petrol stations, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction

## Autobahn A21

**Schackendorf**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction

## Autobahn A24

**Gudow**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Stolpe**, walk about 40 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Prignitz**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Linumer Bruch**, walk about 40 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction

## Autobahn A27

**Langwedel-Daverden**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction

## Autobahn A28

**Hasbruch**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the westbound direction

## Autobahn A30

**Bentheimer Wald**, no petrol stations, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the westbound direction**Brockbachtal**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Grönegau**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction

## Autobahn A31

**Aschendorf**, no petrol stations, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Ems-Vechte**, walk about 60 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction

## Autobahn A39

**Inntal**, crossable by a tunnel on the southside of the service area, follow the service roads.

## Autobahn A44

**Am Haarstrang**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Soester Börde**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the eastbound direction**Am Biggenkopf**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the eastside direction**Bühleck**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations

## Autobahn A46

**Vierwinden**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations

## Autobahn A57

**Kalbecker Forst**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the westbound direction**Geismühle**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction

## Autobahn A61

**Bedburger Land**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction**Peppenhoven**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Brohltal**, walk about 5 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Neufeld**, walk about 30 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Hunsrück**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Wonnegau**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction**Dannstadt**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction

## Autobahn A93

**Wunnenstein**, walk about 10 minutes, crossable on the northbound direction

## Autobahn A93

**Rüningen**, walk about 20 minutes, crossable on the southbound direction

## Autobahn A99

**Vaterstetten**, road tunnel, Ottendichler Straße - to get to this tunnel from Vaterstetten Ost, i.e. the Salzburg/Innsbruck bound side, it's best (Prino has done this several times) to walk a bit through the forest next to the Autobahn slip-road, as going via the "service road" will take a lot more time.

## Autobahn A111

**Stolper Heide**, service station for both directions situated on the northbound side