Bundesautobahn 61

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Coordinates: 50°18′53″N 7°29′40″E / 50.31472°N 7.49444°E / 50.31472; 7.49444

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Bundesautobahn 61
Route information
Length331 km (206 mi)
Major junctions
FromHockenheim [termini 1]
ToHeinenend, Nettetal
StatesNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg
Highway system

Bundesautobahn 61 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 61, short form Autobahn 61, abbreviated as BAB 61 or A 61) is an autobahn in Germany that connects the border to the Netherlands near Venlo in the northwest to the interchange with A 6 near Hockenheim. In 1965, this required a redesign of the Hockenheimring.

The autobahn runs parallel to the A 3 on the opposite side of the Rhine. Between Mönchengladbach and Bergheim in the north and Worms, Ludwigshafen and Speyer in the south, it cuts through the landscapes of Eifel and Hunsrück, avoiding areas of dense population while still in proximity to Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz and Bingen.

The A 61, built in the 1970s, is the most western connection from the Netherlands and Belgium to southern Germany so many trucks and tourists from these countries frequent the A 61.

Between Kreuz Mönchengladbach and Wanlo, the speed limit is 120 km/h.

The section between the junctions Wanlo and Jackerath was upgraded to three lanes in 2005. The speed limit there is 130 km/h, paid for by RWE Power that in return received permission to close a section of A 44 for their Garzweiler surface mining operation. By 2017, the A 44 will be restored and the Wanlo-Jackerath-section of the A 61 will be closed instead.

Between Dreieck Erfttal and Kreuz Bliesheim the A 1 and A 61 run concurrently. The motorway has three lanes each way and a variable speed limit here.

Since 4 April 2012, the A 61 continues into the Netherlands as A74. This short motorway connects the A 61 at the border with the Dutch A 73. Previously, all traffic had to go through the city of Venlo. [1]

Part of the A61 motorway near the village of Gelsdorf had been designed for use as a runway to service travel to the nearby Government bunker facility and in an emergency a section would have been dedicated for use as an airport with spacious aircraft parking spaces at both ends disguised as roadside car parks.

Exit list[edit]

The old start of the A61 in Venlo, border area Netherlands/Germany (Keulse Plein)
Autobahn 61 by the base of the Hunsrück Mountains near the town of Bingen
Rheinbruecke Speyer A61.jpg
Netherlands A74
BAB-Grenze.svg (1a) Border crossing Heidenend
AB-AS-blau.svg (1b) Nettetal-West
AB-AS-blau.svg (2) Kaldenkirchen
AB-AS-blau.svg (3) Kaldenkirchen-Süd
AB-AS-blau.svg (4) Breyell
AB-AS-blau.svg (5) Nettetal
AB-AS-blau.svg (6) Süchteln
AB-AS-blau.svg (7) Viersen
AB-AS-blau.svg (8) Mackenstein
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (9) Mönchengladbach 4-way interchange A52
AB-AS-blau.svg (10) Mönchengladbach-Nordpark
AB-AS-blau.svg (11) Mönchengladbach-Holt
AB-AS-blau.svg (12) Mönchengladbach-Rheydt
AB-AS-blau.svg (13) Mönchengladbach-Wickrath
AB-AS-blau.svg (14) Mönchengladbach-Güdderath
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (15) MG-Wanlo 4-way interchange A46
AB-AS-blau.svg (incl.) Wanlo (new exit)
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (16) Jackerath 4-way interchange A44
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Bedburger Land
AB-AS-blau.svg (17) Bedburg
AB-AS-blau.svg (18) Bergheim
AB-AS-blau.svg (19) Bergheim-Süd
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (20) Kerpen[coord 1] 4-way interchange A4 E40
AB-AS-blau.svg (21) Türnich
AB-AS-blau.svg (22) Gymnich - Nörvenich
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (23) Erfttal 3-way interchange A1 E31
AB-AS-blau.svg (108) Erftstadt
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (24) Bliesheim 4-way interchange A1 E29 A553
AB-AS-blau.svg (25) Weilerswist
AB-AS-blau.svg (26) Swisttal-Heimerzheim
AB-AS-blau.svg (27) Miel
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Peppenhoven
AB-AS-blau.svg (28) Rheinbach
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (29) Meckenheim 4-way interchange A565
Zeichen 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Goldene Meile parking area Pfeil unten.svg
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (30) Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 3-way interchange A573
AB-Brücke.svg Talbrücke Bengen ca. 1000 m
AB-Brücke.svg Ahrtalbrücke 1521 m
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (31) Sinzig 3-way interchange A571
AB-Brücke.svg Vinxtbachtalbrücke 670 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (32) Niederzissen
AB-Brücke.svg Brohltalbrücke 603 m
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Brohltal
AB-AS-blau.svg (33) Wehr
AB-AS-blau.svg (34) Mendig
AB-AS-blau.svg (35) Kruft
AB-Brücke.svg Nettebrücke 700 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (36) Plaidt
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (37) Koblenz 4-way interchange A48 E44
AB-AS-blau.svg (38) Koblenz-Metternich
AB-Rast.svg Raststätte Winningen
AB-Brücke.svg Moselle Viaduct[coord 2] Winningen 935 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (39) Koblenz/Dieblich
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Mosel
AB-AS-blau.svg (40) Koblenz/Waldesch
AB-AS-blau.svg (41) Boppard
AB-AS-blau.svg (42) Emmelshausen
AB-AS-blau.svg (43) Pfalzfeld
AB-AS-blau.svg (44) Laudert
AB-Brücke.svg Guldenbachbrücke 200 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (45) Rheinböllen
AB-Brücke.svg Pfädchensgrabentalbrücke 665 m
AB-Brücke.svg Tiefenbachtalbrücke 365 m
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Hunsrück
AB-AS-blau.svg (46) Stromberg (Hunsrück)
AB-AS-blau.svg (47) Waldlaubersheim
AB-AS-blau.svg (48) Dorsheim
AB-Brücke.svg Nahetalbrücke 523 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (49) Bingen
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (50) Nahetal 3-way interchange A60 E42
AB-AS-blau.svg (51) Bad Kreuznach
AB-AS-blau.svg (52) Gau-Bickelheim
AB-AS-blau.svg (53) Bornheim
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (54) Alzey[coord 3] 4-way interchange A63
AB-AS-blau.svg (55) Alzey
AB-Brücke.svg Talbrücke Alzey 539 m
AB-Brücke.svg Talbrücke Dautenheim 390 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (56) Gundersheim
AB-AS-blau.svg (57) Worms/Mörstadt
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Wonnegau
AB-Brücke.svg Talbrücke Pfeddersheim 1.471 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (58) Worms
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (59) Frankenthal 4-way interchange A6 E50
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (60) Ludwigshafen 4-way interchange A650
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (61) Mutterstadt 4-way interchange A65
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Dannstadt
AB-AS-blau.svg (62) Schifferstadt
AB-AS-blau.svg (63) Speyer
AB-Brücke.svg Rheinbrücke 478 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (64) Hockenheim
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (65) Hockenheim[coord 4] 3-way interchange A6 E50
Termini Coordinate list


  1. ^ Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu: Nieuwe snelweg tussen Venlo en Duitsland geopend (Dutch)

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