The Germans made a 6-mile picnic on the autobahn. The biggest picnic in the world has been arranged on the 60-km stretch of German autobahn, reports the Associated Press. Around three million people filled one of the motorways in the Ruhr region of Germany to take part in a grand public festivals. The celebration was organized in honor of the fact that the EU Council declared the cultural capital of Europe in 2010 precisely to the region. Local authorities blocked vehicular traffic on the highway A40 between the cities of Duisburg and Dortmund. On one side of the highway were exhibited nearly 20,000 festive tables, another bar was given to pedestrians and cyclists. The event was called "quiet life". The participants demonstrated a so-called "everyday culture" - staged theatrical and dance performances, playing chess, celebrated birthdays. The title of the cultural capital of the European Union gives the city a year. For the first time in EU history happened that it was given a whole region.