Jul 20, 2010

Germans shut down autobahn for a big party

From a USA Today report:

Germany's autobahns are renowned for average speeds well in excess of 80 miles an hour. But the average dropped near zero Sunday as tens of thousands of people sat at a 37-mile table for a cultural celebration titled, appropriately enough, "Still Life."

Cars were strictly verboten.

A festival spokesman said an estimated three million people turned out amid fine weather, one million of them with their bicycles, to celebrate on the highway between Dortmund and Bochum, in western Germany.

Tens of thousands sat at the table, which was made up of 20,000 individual tables.

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