Germany road maps

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Germany road maps

Post by Tyrant68 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:14 am

Who supplies the most detailed road maps?
Doing my own Dambuster run in august, so I'm after maps to plan a route on.
Will also be visiting Ypres for the last call :)
Thanks
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....Bid good-bye to sweetheart, bid goodbye to friend, The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail, follow to the end.

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Re: Germany road maps

Post by sprintster » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:38 am

I always go for Michelin National maps.I find them easier to read than some others and they have the scenic roads marked.

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Re: Germany road maps

Post by PaulinBont » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:40 am

The ADAC series are brilliant for plotting the back roads.

The municipal campsite at Ypres is a nice place, either camping or a small selection of wooden pods with a small hob and pots and pans if required; about a ten- minute walk to the Menin Gate.

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Re: Germany road maps

Post by Ourdavid » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:57 am

If you're doing the dams you must include Wewelsburg castle the seat of Heinrich Himmler's SS, lots of history and a museum. The cafe does excellent cakes, It's about 30 miles from Mohne Dam with some excellent roads. Winterburg is also worth a visit crammed with bikes on a weekend, you could spend a holiday round there.
http://www.wewelsburg.de/en/

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Re: Germany road maps

Post by Africa John » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:32 pm

PaulinBont wrote: The municipal campsite at Ypres is a nice place, either camping or a small selection of wooden pods with a small hob and pots and pans if required; about a ten- minute walk to the Menin Gate.
Campsite is Jeugstadion and is a most excellent facility. The bar looking onto the Menin Gate serves excellent and potent trappist monk dark beers - just don't ask me how I know about their potency! Also a must see is the In Flanders Fields museum, the old corn exchange IIRC

Have a great trip. I've done both and riding through the landscape of the dams is breath taking

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Re: Germany road maps

Post by johnnyboxer » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:45 pm

There is only 1................Michelin (thumbs)
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Re: Germany road maps

Post by big al » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:59 pm

Hi Tyrant 68 (thumbs) .
Done the Dambusters trip, and Yepres. I've used the Philips map from wh smith, and michelin.
both are good .
You'll have a fantastic time around the dams.the roads are great.
Take some wet weather gear with you, itmay rain a bit :whistle:

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Re: Germany road maps

Post by Tyrant68 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:05 pm

Thanks everyone.
It will be backed up with a satnav, but I like old school paper too.
Ferry booked just need a route :(
Will do a mix of camping and hotel.
"The trails of the world be countless, and most of the trails be tried.

You tread on the heels of many, till you come where the ways divide.

And one lies safe in the sunlight, and the other is dreary and wan, Yet you look aslant at the Lone Trail, and the Lone Trail lures you on....

....Bid good-bye to sweetheart, bid goodbye to friend, The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail, follow to the end.

Tarry not, and fear not, chosen of the true;

Lover of the Lone Trail, The Lone Trail waits for you"

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Re: Germany road maps

Post by bikenav » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:38 pm

Did a trip there last year well it was a bit of a WW2 history trip. I have found 2 whole Country maps can work well, one that is road network specific perhaps michellin as mentioned or similar and a second touristy map usually showing less road detail but more general info. Alternatively a Michellin ring bound country Atlas a little heavy but good for road detail for small roads a pain if your blatting on main roads (too many page changes) rip out all the unimportant pages and it may just fit in your mapcase.
A screenshot of my plnned WW2 route including the Atlantic Wall, OP Market Garden, A german Tank Museum, Dora Rocket Museum, The Dams, And the Ardenne for the battle of the Bulge especially Pipers route for the other Anaraks out there. Only actually completed a small part of it spent a lot of time around Eindhoven etc I usually plan too much distance without the expectation to complete it all.
I have a GPX if anybody wants it its a bit big so how well it will send I don't Know.



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Re: Germany road maps

Post by bikenav » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:39 pm

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