Bundesstraße 26

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B26
Bundesstraße 26
Route information
Length: 233 km (145 mi)
Location
States: Hesse and Bayern
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany
B26 at Dieburg-Aschaffenburg
The Staatstheater Darmstadt on Bundesstraße 26
Hairpin curve between Karlstadt and Stetten in Werntal


The Bundesstraße 26 or Federal Highway 26, (abbreviation: B 26) runs between the city of Riedstadt at the B44, to the city of Hallstadt, at the Bundesautobahn 70, A70 in Germany. The highway run East to West. It crosses the River Main and the Riedbahn.

The highway runs through (West to East): Riedstadt, Griesheim, Darmstadt, Dieburg, Münster, Hesse, Babenhausen, Großostheim, Aschaffenburg, Goldbach, Bavaria, Hösbach, Laufach, Rechtenbach, Lohr, Gemünden am Main, Karlstadt am Main, Arnstein, Werneck, Bergrheinfeld, Schweinfurt, Schonungen, Theres, Haßfurt, Zeil am Main, Ebelsbach, Eltmann, Viereth-Trunstadt, Bischberg and Hallstadt.

Just West of Darmstadt the B26 crosses the Bundesautobahn 5 and Bundesautobahn 67, know as the Darmstädter Kreuz (Darmstadt cross).

Until the changing of Luisenplatz (Luis Square) in Darmstadt in to pedestrian zone in the 1970s, the B26 road ran through center Darmstadt. In Darmstadt the B26 meets the North-South Highway of Bundesstraße 3, B3. Today, the B26 pass under the Darmstadt city center.

North eastern bypass Darmstadt[edit]

As a replacement for the crossing of the Darmstadt city center, a north eastern bypass is planned. It should relieve the downtown area from car and truck traffic. The planned route was to connect the Darmstadt Ostbahnhof and the Martin-Luther-King-ring. Half of this new road will run in a tunnel.

The 'Luisenplatz', main square of Darmstadt. B26 now travels under the plaza, with exits to underground parking.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • A. Kurt: Zur Geschichte von Straßen und Verkehr im Land zwischen Rhein und Main. Dissertation an der Universität Frankfurt 1956.
  • Hans-Peter Schäfer: Die Entwicklung des Straßennetzes im Raum Schweinfurt bis zur Mitte des 19. Jh. Würzburg 1976.