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Sounds of the Autobahn

One of the most famous roads in the world, Germany’s Autobahn, is known for its high speed limits or rather (in some parts) lack thereof. Many people have described driving the Autobahn as liberating and free, and I am not one to argue. While I’ve only had the pleasure of cruising on this famous German highway a couple of times, I remember specifically what music made the voyage memorable.

Here are my top 10 Autobahn albums you may want to bring with you for your next car rental in Germany.

1. Mozart- Don Giovanni
This famous opera is enough to give you chills on it’s own.
2. Mozart- Symphony No. 40 in G minor
3. Beethoven- Symphony #9 in C Minor

One of his most famous works, a must have for Bavarian driving.
4. Queen- A Night at the Opera
This epic rock album is great for driving. “I’m in Love with My Car” is all too fitting.
5. Otis Redding- Live in Europe
If this album doesn’t put you in a good mood, I don’t know what will.
6. The Clash- London Calling
The energy is constant for this classic. Makes for good night driving.
7. David Bowie- The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Somehow it fits perfectly. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea. It just does.
8. Talking Heads- True Stories
The humor of this album combined with delicious melodies makes for memorable miles.
9. Stevie Wonder- Talking Book
This high energy album from one of the worlds best musicians sounds great through the speakers of a Mercedes.
10. Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
You probably thought I was going to put “The Wall.” Nope.

There you have it – iconic sounds of the Autobahn which I highly recommend. Just my personal experience with what made driving a rental car in Germany more memorable. I’m sure there’s much more that could be added to this list. Have a suggestion? Think I missed the mark? Maybe your own top 10? Feel free to leave a comment!

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2 Responses to Sounds of the Autobahn

  1. Alex says:

    Heres my top 10-

    Casey Jones- Grateful Dead
    Chronic 2001 album- Dr. Dre
    Any Bob Marley
    All Pink Floyd albums
    White Gurl- E-40(youll love this one, Hans)
    Up in Smoke- Cheech & Chong
    Any Snoop Dogg
    Willie Nelson

    All of these would equal a relaxing and funfilled driver on the Autobahn.

  2. Alex says:

    Oops i left one out. 10th one is Hanson’s Mmmbop

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