The Autobahn is officially called Bundesautobahn, which means federal motorway in German.
But not even freedom-loving Germany is a haven for ticket-free driving anymore.
The days of a no-limit drive through the Black Forest are over.
Some of the more accident-prone stretches of the Autobahn now bear speed-limit signs for a turtle-like 130 kilometers per hour (81 mph), which is the maximum recommended speed.
Despite the relatively high speeds, the German autobahns is generally safer than other European highways.
The Autobahn the third-longest highway system in the world.