Here in Germany where I live, in lieu of stop signs, a lot of intersections have things that look somewhat like this:
It's a set of four or five white blocks. It's similar to the solid line you'd see accompanying a stop sign, but these are separate blocks, and there's no stop sign.
I've made assumptions about what these are based on observation, and I've also searched fruitlessly for information about them.
What exactly do these mean for traffic? And is there an authoritative source where I can read about them?