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Take Photo Here: Also Bad Direction!

Originally uploaded by elmada.

As you can tell, I took a trip last weekend. I relied upon map24.de to get us to the southern reaches of Bavaria, using their directions to navigate from Nüremburg right through the heart of Munich right during Friday’s rush hour without any problems.

These directions were what I have come to expect from map24.de – decent directions that get you where you need to go with a minimum of fuss. However, this time the site decided that we needed to go down narrow one lane dirt roads. Naturally we got lost and because we didn’t have a real map of the area, we ended up going the wrong direction a couple of times once the directions stopped making sense. I was disappointed and annoyed.

However, this wasn’t my first map disappointment of the day. Initially we went from Jena to Nüremberg to visit the Lederer Beer Gardens for lunch. The Lederer Beer Gardens website plugged me into mapquest.de, the German offshoot of that popular American website mapquest.com. I asked mapquest.de for directions in English, and they too were in English.

But here’s where things went crazy-the directions made sense when I looked at them on the web, then I clicked the “print” button, printed the directions out, and left, not realizing that the printed directions were wrong.

Directions I read on the monitor:

1: Start out going East on LÖDERGRABEN towards KRONENGASSE by turning right.
2: Turn RIGHT onto FISCHERGASSE.

Directions I read whilst zooming down the autobahn:

1: Start out going Northwest on ARMOURY ROAD.
2: Turn LEFT onto LEATHWELL ROAD.

You get the idea: They were fucking USELESS! Fortunately we were able to guess our way to the Lederer Beer Gardens, but the mapquest.de “print” function leaves a lot to be desired.

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