Template:BAB intro is an autobahn in southern Germany, It is the Munich ring road.
A ring Autobahn round Munich was planned in 1938,<ref name=AutoMotoruSport197723/> but war intervened and construction was deferred. Sections of the road were constructed to the north and east of the city in the 1960s and 1970s, following a route significantly further from the city centre than the ring planned in the 1930s.<ref name=AutoMotoruSport197723>Template:Cite book</ref> In an interview published in 1977 Munich Mayor Georg Kronawitter questioned whether it was necessary ever to close the ring completely.<ref name=AutoMotoruSport197723/> At that stage appeared that a full "closed ring" Autobahn was not in prospect before 2000.<ref name=AutoMotoruSport197723/>
By 2009 further sections to the north and west had been constructed, but the ring was still "incomplete". Building a final section to the south of the city has become a contentious political issue, subject of several politically commissioned studies during the early years of the twenty-first century.