|Length||134 km (83 mi)|
|Southwest end||Nienburg/Weser district|
|Northeast end||Herzogtum Lauenburg|
|States||Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein|
After crossing the river Aller at Rethem in Soltau-Fallingbostel district it passes through the villages of Groß Eilstorf and Kirchboitzen before entering the one-way system in the town centre of Walsrode. This is a traffic bottleneck which causes delays during the rush hour.
East of Soltau by the B 71 to Munster, the B 209 then turns northeast again towards Amelinghausen and continues from there to Lüneburg. Near Artlenburg the B 209 crosses the Elbe Lateral Canal, the bridge being combined with a barrier.
To 1 July 1989 a section between Bad Fallingbostel and Soltau, part of the present day L 163 state road, was designated as Bundesstraße 209. As a result of the parallel routing of the A 7 autobahn, this section was downgraded however. In Bad Fallingbostel the autobahn slip road (then an independent branch) to the A 7 was designated the B 209a. When the road between Bad Fallingbostel and Soltau was downgraded on 1 July 1989 the slip road became part of the B 209. Its distance is separately measured however.
Route / JunctionsEdit
|Drakenburg B 215|
|(27)||Walsrode West A 27 E234|
|(47)||Fallingbostel A 7 E45|
|Ersetzt durch die A 7 E45|
|(44)||Soltau-Ost A 7 B 71 E45|
|Lüneburg local diversion B 4 B 216|
|Lauenburg/Elbe B 5|
|Schwarzenbek B 207 B 404|
- Informationsschreiben des Straßenbauamts Celle, Aktenzeichen 2221/31 322-L163 vom 19. April 2002
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