The International Transport Forum assessed strategic plans and policy measures on investment and maintenance for German transport infrastructure. See the results here:


The “Bundesverkehrswegeplan” (Federal Master Plan for Traffic Infrastructure) is Germany’s central planning instrument for the development and maintenance of road, rail and waterway infrastructures. The current update is from 2016. Read it here (German language only):

Bundesverkehrswegeplan 2030


Transport financing, including user-fees, tolls and financial management methods, as well as public-private-partnerships for transport infrastructures are arranged and managed by the federally owned VIFG (Germany’s transport infrastructure financing company), recently joined . Find out more at

Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • German transport infrastructure comprises 203,700 km of roads (incl. 12,900 km highways), a 42,000 km rail network, 7,700 km of federal waterways, 36 ports and 22 international airports