No speed limit on German highways – why?

Germany, with all its engineering prowess and mastery of everything else of consequence when it comes to cars, developing infrastructure, etc., has built its autobahns to the highest possible standards. These factors have translated into the possibility of not needing a general speed limit on the autobahns.

How long is the Autobahn in Germany?

8,080 miles

Today, the Autobahn symbolizes freedom for many, even far away from Germany. Since 1953, the official term for the German motorways has been Bundesautobahn, the “federal motorway”. There’s now a whopping 8,080 miles (13,000 kilometers) of Autobahn, ranking it among the longest and most dense road systems in the world.

How long is the longest autobahn?

Bundesautobahn 7 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 7, short form Autobahn 7, abbreviated as BAB 7 or A 7) is the longest German Autobahn and the longest national motorway in Europe at 963 km (598 mi).
Bundesautobahn 7.

A7
Bundesautobahn 7
Route information
Length 963 km (598 mi)
Major junctions

How fast can you go on the Autobahn in Germany?

about 80 mph per hour

So, how fast are you allowed to drive on the autobahn? The government recommends a maximum speed of 130 kph, so about 80 mph per hour on autobahns, but drivers are free to go as fast as they want in de-restricted sections of the autobahns. Yes, as fast as you want! Still.