@Guzzist Thank you for clarifying that, Your comment interested me so I looked it up a little more on wikipedia and found this:

". While driving at higher speeds is not punishable, the increased risk induced by higher speeds (erhöhte Betriebsgefahr) may result in partial liability for damages. Moreover, the law forbids travel at speeds that would extend the vehicle's minimum halting distance beyond the driver's line of sight (Sicherheitsabstand).[16] On all German roads, there are speed limits for trucks, buses, cars towing trailers, and small motorised vehicles (Mopeds, etc.)."

Someone also told me that German insurers start holding you liable at speeds over 160 km/h. I'm not sure how accurate that is. Regardless, I might think twice now about going over 200.