This is amazing! Google just updated their Maps material for Germany and offers high resolution data and driving directions for it. They also provide better data for many other places in Europe as well. Check out the blog post.
I was looking up the Pyramids of Egypt yesterday when I realized that I could also see all the places I lived in Germany in great detail. When I was studying in Germany my daily commute led me by the Porsche and Mercedes factory. Here is the route I usually took:
This “tour” takes you past some of the most interesting POI around Stuttgart.
– the Ludwigsburg Palace (Wikipedia)
– Porsche Headquaters
– Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion where a couple of FIFA World Cup games will be played in July. Check out this mashup for more information
– Mercedes Benz Headquaters which stretches over a couple of miles along the Neckar river.
– And finally the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen