Bundesautobahn 24

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A24
Bundesautobahn 24
Route information
Length: 237 km (147 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hamburg
East end: Bundesautobahn 10 number.svg A 10 near Berlin
Location
States: Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany
A 23 A 25

Bundesautobahn 24 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 24, short form Autobahn 24, abbreviated as BAB 24 or A 24) is an autobahn in northern Germany that connects the large metropolitan regions of Hamburg and Berlin. It was one of the three transit access roads to West Berlin during the Cold War.

On that road, there is a 150 km (93 mi) long section that has no speed limit at all (only a recommended speed of 130 km/h), which means that about 65% of that Autobahn can be driven at very high speed.

History[edit]

Planning for the autobahn began as far back as the 1930s; before World War II numerous bridges and sections of roadside shoulder were built between Hamburg and Berlin. The German divide, however, put a hold on further work and it was not until 1978 that construction was resumed, carried out by a GDR work force and paid for by West Germany. In 1982 the A 24 could finally be opened. Most pre-war bridges could not be used, however, and were replaced by new structures.

Exit list[edit]

AB-AS-blau.svg (1) Hamburg-Horn
AB-AS-blau.svg (2) Hamburg-Jenfeld
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (3) Hamburg-Ost 4-way interchange
AB-Tunnel.svg Tunnel Barsbüttel 164 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (4) Reinbek
AB-AS-blau.svg (5) Witzhave
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services
AB-AS-blau.svg (6) Schwarzenbek/Grande
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Kreuz Schwarzenbek/Grande (planned)
AB-AS-blau.svg (7) Talkau
AB-AS-blau.svg (8) Hornbek
AB-Brücke.svg Elbe-Lübeck-Kanal-Brücke
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Gudow
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Schaalsee eastwards only
AB-AS-blau.svg (9) Zarrentin
AB-AS-blau.svg (10) Wittenburg
AB-AS-blau.svg (11) Hagenow
AB-AS-blau.svg (12) Ludwigslust
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (13) Schwerin 3-way interchange
AB-AS-blau.svg (14) Neustadt-Glewe
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Stolpe/Mecklenburg
AB-AS-blau.svg (15) Parchim
AB-AS-blau.svg (16) Suckow
AB-AS-blau.svg (17) Putlitz
AB-AS-blau.svg (18) Meyenburg
AB-AS-blau.svg (19) Pritzwalk
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (20) Wittstock/Dosse 3-way interchange
AB-Rast.svg Raststätte Prignitz
AB-AS-blau.svg (21) Herzsprung
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Walsleben
AB-AS-blau.svg (22) Neuruppin
AB-AS-blau.svg (23) Neuruppin-Süd
AB-Brücke.svg Alter-Rhin-Brücke
AB-AS-blau.svg (24) Fehrbellin
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Linumer Bruch
AB-AS-blau.svg (25) Kremmen
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (26) Dreieck Havelland 3-way interchange

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