Bundesstraße 4

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B4
Bundesstraße 4
Route information
Length: 610 km (380 mi)
Major junctions
 
Location
States: Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany

The Bundesstraße 4 (or abbreviated B4) is a German federal highway running in a northwesterly to southly direction from the state of Schleswig-Holstein to Bavaria. It provides a direct route for motorists traveling between Hamburg and Nuremberg.

The section north of Hamburg is paralleled by Bundesautobahn 7 and the road is down-graded to a Landstraße (country road); the section between Hallstadt and Erlangen the B 4 is paralleled by A 70 and A 73 and also down-graded to a Staatsstraße (state road, same as country road).

Building of the Fernverkehrsstraße 4 (long distance road) near Erfurt in 1971.

The Bundesstraße 4 is the former Reichsstraße 4 (imperial road), on which north of Quickborn the last Commanding Admiral of the Kriegsmarine Friedeburg met with officers of the 2nd British Army to negotiate a truce with the Western Allied forces on May 4, 1945.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia (version of July 2009).