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 7.52 meter for each of the 83.13 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.

Airports in Germany

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 625,000 km7,518.09 km1,747.86 m 6,708,300 km11,141.62 km1,111.61 m
Railroads 33,600 km404.05 km93.94 m 273,500 km454.23 km45.32 m
Waterways 7,467 km89.82 km20.88 m 53,100 km88.25 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 6097.330.002 15,03624.970.002
Airports 5396.481.507 3,7376.210.001