Route planning online for Germany and Europe
Popular route planning services on the Internet are:
- MSN route planning : www.mappoint.msn.de
- Map & Guide : www.reiseplanung.de
- Map24 : www.map24.de
- ViaMichelin : www.viamichelin.com
* regarding a detailed test in the magazine www.focus-online.de (source)
Here are a couple of practical tips from personal experience:
- If search options are offered I recommend you choose the "fastest way" ("schnellste Strecke"). If you choose "the shortest way" ("kürzeste Strecke), you will be given a route with many slow roads with bends, narrow streets etc. You may see a lot of beautiful landscapes, but the trip can easily take twice the time as the fastest route.
- Although the online mapping services are a great help to find the right way, you should always pay attention to the signposts on the roadside and check the way in a conventional road map before and during the journey.
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