Transport and infrastructure in Germany

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Germany with the average of all countries in Europe. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 625,000 km. Theoretically, this is 7.51 meter for each of the 83.24 millions inhabitants of the country. Germany hereby ranks 70th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.40 meters of railway tracks per person Germany come 42nd worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 2,389 km long coastline.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways625,000 km7,508.36 km1,747.86 m
Railroads33,600 km403.53 km93.94 m
Waterways7,467 km89.70 km20.88 m
Commercial harbors6077.290.002


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways6,708,300 km11,135.99 km1,111.61 m
Railroads273,500 km454.00 km45.32 m
Waterways53,100 km88.21 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors15,35825.490.003
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