County road

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Marking of Kreisstraße 22 (K 22) on a delineator post

Kreisstraße is the name for a street class in Germany . They mainly serve the inter- and regional traffic within a district , the traffic between parts of an urban district or the traffic between neighboring districts and urban districts. The district road is thus in the ranking below a state road (called in Bavaria or Saxony state road), but is higher than a municipal road . District roads are, with the exception of through-roads of larger communities, predominantly in the building load of the respective district or urban district.

In the road laws of the federal states , the district roads are defined slightly differently. In some cases, roads are also included that are required to connect communities to the supra-local transport network.


In contrast to municipal roads, district roads are generally numbered, but the respective designation is not listed on the signposts . The short name consists of the preceding capital letter K and a consecutive number. In Bavaria, the district 's license plate number is placed in front of the number instead . The district roads are numbered as follows in the individual federal states:

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Baden-Württemberg Country-wide numbering, basically four-digit (e.g. K 1419, K 2842 and K 4366), the first two digits indicate the rural or urban district Bammental - Industriestrasse Kreisstrasse K4160.JPG
Bavaria District - wide numbering with the vehicle registration number of the district or the district-free city in front (e.g. NU 1 to NU 19 in the Neu-Ulm district , NES 1 to NES 54 in the Rhön-Grabfeld district ); if the district and urban district share a license plate, a small s is added to the license plate in the city (e.g. FÜs 4 in the city ​​of Fürth )
Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Saarland no county roads
Brandenburg Nationwide numbering, basically four digits (e.g. K 6307, K 6813 and K 7329), the first two digits indicate the district, no district roads in the urban districts
Hesse, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia circle-wide numbering (e.g. K 11, K 138 and K 180 or K 509 and K 984)
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Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania District- wide numbering (e.g. LUP 1 to LUP 166 in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district ) and numbering according to the former districts (e.g. NVP 1 to NVP 26 in the old district of Northern Pomerania and RÜG 1 to RÜG 18 in the old district of Rügen in the district of Western Pomerania- Rügen )
North Rhine-Westphalia Circle-wide numbering (e.g. K 8, K 27 and K 70), retention of numbering when the circle borders are exceeded
Saxony Nationwide numbering, basically four digits (e.g. K 6201, K 8053 and K 9204), the first two digits indicate the former district or the (possibly former) urban district
Saxony-Anhalt Originally nationwide numbering, basically four digits (e.g. K 1002, K 1227 and K 2074)

City region roads

The district roads in the Aachen city region are officially called city ​​region roads . Like the other district roads in North Rhine-Westphalia, they are designated with the letter K and a one or two-digit number.

See also


  • Research Society for Roads and Transportation: Definitions, part: Traffic planning, road design and road operation . FGSV Verlag, Cologne 2000, p. 29 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. for Baden-Württemberg : § 3 StrG
  2. for North Rhine-Westphalia : Norm level - In : Retrieved October 29, 2015 .
  3. ^ Information from the Aachen city region ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )