|Length||64 km (40 mi)|
|West end||A 13 in Lübbenau|
A18 border with Poland
Bundesautobahn 15 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 15, short form Autobahn 15, abbreviated as BAB 15 or A 15) is an autobahn in eastern Germany. It is one of the original Reichsautobahns and connected Breslau to Berlin, via Wroclaw (Breslau) and Görlitz. It connects Germany and Poland. A 15 is part of European route E36.
The A 15 was initially planned as a Reichsautobahn Berlin - Wroclaw - Upper Silesia, and was completed until the beginning of the war, one lane to Wroclaw. Until the reunification, only a few lanes (south side) to a few hundred metres as the triangle Spreewald. In the GDR, the highway was internally named A 5. As a peculiarity of the route, many bridges are destroyed in the World War II. Those were restored in the GDR. The Spreebrücke near the junction of South Cottbus, was restored in the northern side. In this area, the road was then pivoted. The triangle Spreewald was completed in 1962. Until then, the traffic to and from the A 13 in the direction of Berlin, on the opposite direction on the ramps. During the 1990s, the north side of the highway was gradually built. The first completed section was three kilometres from the triangle Spreewald. In the course of construction work, the traffic had to be regulated by traffic light. Before the reunification, at the AVUS in Berlin (West), was gradually named A 15. After the reunification, it was renumbered A 115.
During the construction work on the April 8, 2016, a bomb from the World War II was found, after which the A 15 was cordoned off from both sides. Since a targeted blasting of the object was not possible, it was determined to expose the object from THW. It turned out that a bomb was not the World War II bomb, but the metal pipe, which does not need to be transported to Faversham for blasting.
|(1)||Spreewald 3-way interchange|
|Services Groß Bademeusel|
|(9)||Bademeusel border crossing|
|Poland - DK18|
- Bundesautobahn 15 – detailed route plan (in German)
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