Some photos from Germany and Poland, from November of last year.
The road between Cottbus, Germany, and Legnica, Poland, numbered A15 in Germany and 18 in Poland, has some segments which have not been touched since the original construction in 1938!
And the Polish road. Original 1938 concrete! The speed limit is 50 km/h, and you will be hard-pressed to drive that fast, with some concrete blocks being as much as 2-3 centimeters higher than their neighbor.
The border is just where the lamp posts change style. The two sign gantries are made to Polish spec, but the nearer one is definitely in Germany and the more distant one might be as well by a few meters.
the guide sign correctly points to “Łęknica”, which is an entirely different town than “Legnica”. The little village of Łęknica is, indeed, down highway 12 to the south a few kilometers, while the medium-sized city of Legnica is about 140 kilometers away to the east.
Note also the lovely fall foliage; we will cover that in a future post!