Autobahn Sign

The Autobahn ( IPA: [ˈʔaʊtoˌba:n] ( listen ) ; German plural Autobahnen ) is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany . The official German term is Bundesautobahn (plural Bundesautobahnen , abbreviated BAB ), which translates as "federal motorway". The literal meaning of the word Bundesautobahn is "Federal Auto(mobile) Track".