Vintage German Maps Provide Something Your Smartphone Can’t
Smartphones are great for messaging friends around the world no matter your location. Additionally, if you’re driving and your classic car breaks down, you can call for tow service. And finally, you’re never lost because of the innumerable map apps designed to cater to an endlessly broad variety of needs and individuals. But if you’re hitting the autobahn or local strasse in your vintage auto this weekend, why not do it like Petrolicious? Bring along some classic, paper maps.
If you’re planning a road trip across Germany we suggest buying some old maps and using them rather than listening to Siri. If you’re worried that the roads may have changed, you can always double-check the route against your smartphone after all.
Besides boasting beautiful artwork they’ll give you a chance to plan your own route rather than relying on efficiency algorithms to dictate the best path. Furthermore, you can search for the twistiest roads, which are almost certainly more fun than the straight quick route Google will plot. And if you get lost? Well, getting lost is part of the fun and adventure. It’s how we discover new vistas, favorite restaurants, and attractions.
To find some paper German road maps, start your search here.