German scenic road, Baltic Ocean-Alps

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  1. mattzz

    mattzz n00b

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    Hi fellow inmates,

    I'm looking for the route of the German scenic road that goes from the Baltic Ocean to the Alps ("Deutsche Ferienroute Alpen-Ostsee", DFAO). I found hundreds of references that say that it's 1738km long but other than that I haven't found any specifics in the net. I already contacted the ADAC but haven't heard from them yet.

    So any help in terms of tracks, routes, POIs or links etc. are very welcome.

    Cheers,
    /mattzz
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  2. frunta_sti

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  3. mattzz

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    Thanks for posting the links, I know them well.

    Trouble is, the wikipedia article (and the pic of the route) make it impossible to deduct the correct route. There just aren't any specifics.

    OSM only shows a few small stretches of the road (or I'm completely not understanding OSM) and the book at amazon isn't available any more.

    However, this is probably the best way to go: Trying to get a used copy of that book.

    Cheers,
    /mattzz
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  4. Dikki

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    I am new here in on the ADV-Forum and my english is very bad. Perhaps I can help to find the route, but I can&#8217;t give you any GPS-tracks.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    You go to www.viamichelin.de. In the middle of this site is a field &#8220;AUF DER KARTE ZEIGEN&#8221; There you write in Adresse -> Berchdesgarden and Deutschland. After this you klick SUCHEN. Take number1 and the map open. On the left side you can make the map bigger or smaller with the + and &#8211; buttens. Go once of -. On the map you see a street from Berchdesgarden to Traunstein. Near the street where little black points. This is the Street which you search. Now you must follow the street &#8211; Seebruck &#8211; Wasserburg and so on. Sometimes you see in green letters Deutsche Ferienstrasse Alpen &#8211; Ostsee in the map. Good luck.<o:p></o:p>
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  6. mattzz

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    Thanks for the help!

    @Dikki: The Michelin Map is great - It shows the route clearly. So now I can lay down some serious tracks :D

    @Fin_Timo: The Alpenstrasse is a different route than the DFAO. However, I am grateful for the link because I am planning on riding this one too.
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  7. yeagley23

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    The michelin map is pretty good. I am sure that I could figure it out based on that map but if you have already done the work of putting it into a file, that would save tons of time. When you are finished with the map, is there any way that you could share it with us? I would greatly appreciate it!
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  8. mattzz

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    Here's what I got from a friend of mine.

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