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soaring fuel price in Germany.. still rising..

well yes we all know that 2/3 of the fuel price is greedy TAX and the biggest income of any Gov... and so on...

Any way in the last few years there are many of us who like to "just cross" Germany in transit as a country in the middle of Europe to get to there destinations a bit more far east, like Russia, the Baltic's and south....

Well suffering the soaring fuel price my self living in this high priced region I was thinking that many of you out there don't want to spend all there cash even before hand of getting east or south just to make the Gov... any richer.....

Now there is a web page:
gasoline-germany.com - Price fixing and petrol price forecast for Germany = in English (the Spanish page is: gasoline-germany.com - Fijación y proyección de los precios de gasolina ), that keeps an hourly update of all fuel price changes in Germany in any region and big cities, even with maps where it is cheapest to fill up and if you click around you can find a price by cities as well.... the best thing is, that you can even find the average price in other European countries and can add your own price experiences sorted by brand, supplier and price your self to get the average levelled up.

To make your trip planing more effectively, this page shows the map hole of Germany, where it is cheapest to travel: Benzinpreis-Karten Deutschland
click on one of the regional countries (Bundesland) you find a more detailed map and a closer look where to find the cheapest area to top up your tank.
To get a more exact price development lock up the Cities, and avoid riding the "Autobahn" the motorways, the fuel is most expensive there.

Ohh yes.. just to mention it, the greed can be topped.... beware speeding...
from next year on the fines will double... (reasons are empty pockets in the communities) the good thing is the German police has static speed cameras that only makes nice pictures from the front of you and your bike.... you are well come to show off a finger of your new bike gloves..... any way they plan to buy more of this laser-hand-held cameras.... with hiding green cops in the hedges..... (day light robbery, where you have to pay right away) they are not making speed control around schools or dangers areas, they are around the open and trapping hotspots where they know they can cash in.

so be aware on your way, spare your money for the more important thinks in live....

have a save and nice journey.....
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