Bundesautobahn 6

Bundesautobahn 6 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 6, short form Autobahn 6, abbreviated as BAB 6 or A 6), also known as Via Carolina[1] (between Nuremberg and the Czech border continuing to Prague) is a 477 km (296.4 mi) long German autobahn. It starts at the French border near Saarbrücken in the west and ends at the Czech border near Waidhaus in the east.

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A6
Bundesautobahn 6
Route information
Length477 km (296 mi)
Major junctions
West endFrench border near Saarbrücken
 
Route
A 320 France

EU-Icon.svg (1) Goldene Bremm border crossing
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Goldene Bremm
AB-AS-blau.svg (2) Saarbrücken-Goldene Bremm
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (3) Saarbrücken 3-way interchange A620
AB-AS-blau.svg (4) Saarbrücken-Fechingen
AB-Brücke.svg Talbrücke Bischmisheim 950 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (5) St. Ingbert-West
AB-AS-blau.svg (6) St. Ingbert-Mitte
AB-AS-blau.svg (7) Rohrbach (ex IGB-Ost) B40
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (8) Neunkirchen 4-way interchange A8
AB-AS-blau.svg (9) Homburg (Saar) B423
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Homburg (Saar)
AB-AS-blau.svg (10) Waldmohr
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Waldmohr
AB-AS-blau.svg (11) Bruchmühlbach-Miesau
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (12) Landstuhl-West 4-way interchange A62
AB-AS-blau.svg (13) Ramstein-Miesenbach/Ramstein Air Base
AB-AS-blau.svg (14) Kaiserslautern-Einsiedlerhof
AB-AS-blau.svg (15) Kaiserslautern-West B270
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (16a) Kaiserslautern 3-way interchange A63
AB-AS-blau.svg (16b) Kaiserslautern-Ost B37
AB-AS-blau.svg (17) Enkenbach-Alsenborn B48
AB-AS-blau.svg (18) Wattenheim B47
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Pfalz
AB-AS-blau.svg (19) Grünstadt B271
AB-AS-blau.svg Hessheim (planned)
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (21) Frankenthal 4-way interchange A61
AB-AS-blau.svg (22) Frankenthal-Nord
AB-AS-blau.svg (23) Ludwigshafen-Nord B9
AB-Brücke.svg Theodor-Heuss-Brücke 830 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (24) Mannheim-Sandhofen B44
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (25) Viernheimer Dreieck A67
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (26) Viernheimer Kreuz A659 B38
AB-Brücke.svg Neckarbrücke 530 m
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (27) Mannheim 4-way interchange A656
AB-AS-blau.svg (28) Mannheim/Schwetzingen B36
AB-AS-blau.svg (29) Schwetzingen/Hockenheim B36
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (30) Hockenheim 3-way interchange A61
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Am Hockenheimring
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (31) Walldorf 4-way interchange A5
AB-AS-blau.svg (32) Wiesloch/Rauenberg B39
AB-AS-blau.svg (33) Sinsheim B39 B292
AB-AS-blau.svg Zeichen 123 - Baustelle, StVO 1992.svg Sinsheim-Süd (under construction)
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Kraichgau
AB-AS-blau.svg (34) Sinsheim-Steinsfurt
AB-AS-blau.svg (35) Bad Rappenau
AB-AS-blau.svg (36) Heilbronn/Untereisesheim
AB-Brücke.svg Neckartalbrücke 1348 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (37) Heilbronn/Neckarsulm B27
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (38) Kreuz Weinsberg 4-way interchange A81
AB-AS-blau.svg (39) Bretzfeld
AB-AS-blau.svg (40) Öhringen
AB-AS-blau.svg (41) Neuenstein
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Hohenlohe
AB-AS-blau.svg (42) Kupferzell B19
AB-AS-blau.svg (43) Schwäbisch Hall B14
AB-Brücke.svg Kochertalbrücke 1128 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (44) Ilshofen/Wolpertshausen
AB-AS-blau.svg (45) Kirchberg
AB-Brücke.svg Jagsttalbrücke
AB-Brücke.svg Gronachtalbrücke 528 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (46) Crailsheim-Nord B290
AB-AS-blau.svg (47) Schnelldorf
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (48) Feuchtwangen/Crailsheim 4-way interchange A7
AB-AS-blau.svg (49) Feuchtwangen-Nord B25
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Frankenhöhe
AB-AS-blau.svg (50) Aurach B14
AB-AS-blau.svg (51) Herrieden
AB-AS-blau.svg (52) Ansbach B13
AB-AS-blau.svg (53) Lichtenau
AB-AS-blau.svg (54) Neuendettelsau
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Kammersteiner Land
AB-AS-blau.svg (55) Schwabach-West B466
AB-AS-blau.svg (56) Schwabach-Süd
AB-AS-blau.svg (57) Roth B2 B2a
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (58) Nürnberg-Süd 4-way interchange A73
AB-AS-blau.svg (59) Nürnberg-Langwasser
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (60) Nürnberg-Ost 4-way interchange A9
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (61) Altdorf 4-way interchange A3
AB-AS-blau.svg (62) Altdorf bei Nürnberg/Leinburg
AB-AS-blau.svg (63) Alfeld
AB-AS-blau.svg (64) Sulzbach-Rosenberg
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Oberpfälzer Alb
AB-AS-blau.svg (65) Amberg-West B299
AB-AS-blau.svg (66) Amberg-Süd
AB-AS-blau.svg (67) Amberg-Ost B85
AB-Brücke.svg Fensterbachtalbrücke 240 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (68) Schmidgaden
AB-Brücke.svg Hüttenbachtalbrücke 130 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (69) Nabburg-West
AB-Brücke.svg Kulmbachtalbrücke 515 m
AB-Brücke.svg Döllnitztalbrücke 280 m
AB-Brücke.svg Ödschlagtalbrücke 240 m
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (70) Kreuz Oberpfälzer Wald A93
AB-Brücke.svg Naabtalbrücke 450 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (71) Wernberg-Köblitz
AB-AS-blau.svg (72) Leuchtenberg
AB-AS-blau.svg (73) Vohenstrauß
AB-AS-blau.svg (74) Vohenstrauß-Ost
AB-AS-blau.svg (75) Pleystein
AB-AS-blau.svg (76) Waidhaus
EU-Icon.svg (77) Waidhaus/Rozvadov border crossing

D5 Czech Republic
East endCzech border near Waidhaus
Location
StatesSaarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria
Highway system
A5A7

The first plans for the A 6 were laid out in 1935; construction on several parts began in 1938. In 1940, construction near Mannheim was stopped when the bridge across the Rhine collapsed, killing many workers. A new bridge, the Theodor Heuss Bridge (Frankenthal), was opened in 1953. Other parts of the A 6 were completed in 1941. A part near Kaiserslautern was used as an airstrip by the Luftwaffe during World War II. After the war, it was taken over by US forces and became the Ramstein Air Base, while the A 6 was re-built south of the air base.

Weinsberg intersection of the A 6 and A 81. The A 6 runs from bottom-left to top-right.

In the 1960s, construction was continued. One new section cut through the Hockenheimring, requiring a major redesign of the race track which resulted in the construction of the Motodrom stadium.

Much like its southern counterpart, the A 8, the A 6 is relatively old and has received little upgrading, making it difficult for it to handle today's traffic. The section around Mannheim is currently being widened and modernised from a four-lane to a six-lane motorway requiring the construction of a new bridge over the River Neckar.

The Autobahn 6 crosses the Kocher valley between Heilbronn and Nuremberg via the Kocher viaduct (German: Kochertalbrücke) near Schwäbisch Hall. With its maximum height of 185 m (607 ft) above the valley bottom, it is the highest viaduct in Germany.

Kochertalbrücke

The direct motorway connection between Prague and Paris was completed when the last missing section between junction Amberg-Ost and interchange Oberpfälzer Wald was inaugurated on 10 September 2008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Golden Road' History Park to boost tourism and culture on the Czech/German border-Projects". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-05-28.

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