Welcome to Livonia, a little country on the Baltic shore located between Lithuania and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast. Although very small, it's population of currently 300.000 is fiercely partriotic. Having gained independance only in 1993 all efforts of the government have been directed to improving economic conditions for the population. During this CJ I will keep you posted on current events in Livonia and it's capital Vybow; give you some background information on the history of this small territory and give some insiders tips for your citytrip.
The white sign indicates a toll road. Avoid penalty tolls by registring before using it at the Department of Transport!
Expressway 1 connects directly to the centre of Vybow. Here you see where the Ex1 starts in Rabbijn-Goldberg-Atoomstad.
Good news! The reconstructionproject of the national government is taking effect. Commuting between the Vybow (dutch: Vibouwen; german: Vibau) and Rabbijn-Goldberg-Atoomstad (formerly: Atomgorod) is getting easier every month. After the opening of the direct raillink the commuter tollraod is open now connecting direct with Vybow where a smooth transfer to the E273 makes travelling to Klaipeda (dutch/german: Memel) effortless. For using the Expressway you need to register at the Dept. of Transport to allow your creditcard to be charged. Alternatively you can use the E77 to get to Vybow (toll-free).
Use the E77 to get from Rabbijn-Goldberg-Atoomstad to Vybow, if you cannot use the tollroads yet.
As you can see, all signs are bilingual (Dutch/German). Approximately 63% of the population have dutch as their mother tongue, whereas 29% speak german as their first language. Till the beginning of the 20th century current Livonia was part of the German Empire, but with a strong flemish majority. The flemish were invited by the Prussian Kings to populate this stretch of the Baltic shores during the 16th and 17th century.