There is an excellent public transportation system in Germany , but many people who travel to Fussen decide to rent a car to make it easy for them to get where want to go at any time of the day or night.

The roads in Germany are very good and the highways are also in good condition. There are specific speed limits that drivers must follow, and those are marked by signs on the side of the road. Speeds are posted in kilometers per hour (not miles per hour).

The Autobahn is a highway that runs through Germany . There are parts of the Autobahn where there is a regulated speed limit, and other parts where there is only a “recommended” speed limit. The average speed on the unregulated portions of the Autobahn is 130 kilometers per hour (which translates to 81 miles per hour).

Germany has a strict seat belt law, and they must be worn by everyone who is riding in a car… front and back seats. Children must also be strapped into car/child seats until they reach the age of four.

There are strict laws on driving under the influence of alcohol. Since many tourists come to Germany to drink some of the best beer in the world, it’s common that people attempt to drive after having one or two too many.

When Germans drive, they do just that!  They're focused on their driving and they're not distracted by food or drink while on the road.  Stay in the right lane and go the speed limit.  Only use the passing lane for passing unless you've rented a Porsche or big-engine Mercedes, and if so, check your rear view mirror regularly.  Where there is no speed limit, the cars cruising in the passing lane go just under light speed!  

When you're going by an onramp, make on opening for those cars getting on.  In other words, let them in!  Don't play the game of speeding up or dallying which makes the entering car have difficulty getting into traffic.  This is very rude in Germany.  It's rude in America as well, but Americans can be indifferent about road courtesy.  Not so the Germans.  They are a very courteous people on the road or when strolling on the sidewalk.

When you stop at a light or a stop sign, stay behind the big white painted line on the street.  Don't even let your front tires touch it.  Pedestrians have the right of way all the time. 

Berlin can be harrowing to drive through.  It's best to always check your mirrors before turning a corner because a bicycle rider just might be coming by at full speed.  Have a companion do the map reading and street sign checking.  You won't have any time to be distracted.