Inconvenient conveniences: Roadway services in Germany need to see your money
Traveling down the autobahn near Stuttgart and having a few coffees on the way, I thought “Ich muss pinkeln”.
I stop at the next Resthof, follow the signs for “Toiletten” and… uh oh: A literal barrier to my mission.
Luckily I have a bag full of small change and insert my 0.70 Euro cents.
In older days, there used to be elderly lady cleaners who worked for tips and it seems these have been offloaded. It was a bit weird that you had these old dears walking around while you splashed and dashed, but I am sure they didn’t care at all.
The bright side is at least you get 0.50 voucher to spend at the Resthof with your 0.70 cents but this sucks big time if you don’t have the money or change.