the world's most spectacular roads

Located in central-western Europe, Germany stretches from the Alps, across the North European Plain to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. From north to south its topography varies quite dramatically. The country is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Mountain road Elevation (m) Zone Surface Max. gradient
Alpspitze/Osterfelderkopf 2.091 Wetterstein range Gravel  
Nebelhorn 2.068 Allgäu Alps Asphalt 45%
Kehlsteinstrasse 1.834 Berchtesgaden Alps Asphalt 24%
Alpe Schlappold 1.740 Allgäu Alps Asphalt 18%
Kreuzjoch 1.719 Wetterstein range Gravel  
Gotzenalm 1.687 Gotzen Mountains Gravel  
Kreuzeck 1.651 Wetterstein range Gravel  
Roßfeldpanoramastraße 1.560 Berchtesgaden Alps Asphalt 13%

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>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.


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