The first holidays are coming to an end in the north, and they are only just beginning in the south
The volume of traffic is increasing throughout Germany. No wonder, it is now travel time in all federal states without exception. In the far north it comes to an end this weekend, in the south it is only now beginning. ADAC and Auto Club Europa (ACE) therefore expect the streets to be full, even if there is still reluctance to travel due to the corona.
Trend towards short breaks and day trips
According to the ADAC, there is a trend towards short breaks and, above all, day trips. It will therefore probably get full on the access roads to the lakes, the hiking areas of the Alps and the low mountain ranges. When travel and excursion traffic meet, things can get tight.
On the routes to the south and along the German coasts, it gets full on Fridays, especially between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., announced the ACE. On Saturday, the traffic jam rolls mainly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and return traffic starts at noon. On Sundays there is a risk of heavy traffic jams from around 2 p.m., also on the access roads back to the metropolitan areas.
At least in July and August, trucks are not allowed to drive on Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sundays the general truck driving ban between 0 a.m. and 10 p.m. applies again. If you can, it is better to travel counter-cyclically, that is: very early in the morning or later in the evening, but preferably in the middle of the week.
Delays and traffic jams on these routes:
There are occasional closures, also as a result of storms; the ADAC, for example, offers current information online. Around the greater Rhine-Ruhr, Rhine-Main, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, routes to and from the North Sea and Baltic Sea as well as on the following sections, the car clubs expect delays and traffic jams this weekend (mostly in both directions):
- A 1 Cologne – Dortmund – Osnabrück – Bremen – Hamburg – Lübeck
- A 2 Berlin – Hanover – Dortmund
- A 3 Cologne – Frankfurt / Main – Würzburg – Nuremberg – Passau
- A 4 Kirchheimer Dreieck – Erfurt – Dresden – Görlitz
- A 5 Hattenbacher Dreieck – Frankfurt / Main – Karlsruhe – Basel
- A 6 Kaiserslautern – Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nuremberg
- A 7 Füssen / Reutte – Ulm – Würzburg – Hanover – Hamburg – Flensburg
- A 8 Karlsruhe – Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg
- A 9 Halle / Leipzig – Nuremberg – Munich
- A 10 Berliner Ring
- A 11 Berliner Ring – Dreieck Uckermark
- A 19 triangle Wittstock / Dosse – Rostock
- A 24 Hamburg – Berlin
- A 40 Venlo – Duisburg – Essen
- A 45 Dortmund – Giessen
- A 61 Koblenz – Ludwigshafen
- A 72 Leipzig – Chemnitz – Hof
- A 81 Singen – Stuttgart – Heilbronn
- A 93 Kufstein – Kiefersfelden – Inntal triangle
- A 95 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- A 96 Munich – Lindau
- A 99 bypass Munich
Slow traffic and traffic jams can also be expected in Austria or Switzerland. This is especially true for the entrances to the holiday regions and the transit routes. These include the well-known transit routes Fernpass, Brenner, Inntal and Tauern as well as the route in front of the Gotthard tunnel.
The Austrian infrastructure company Asfinag provides online information about waiting times at the German-Austrian border crossings Walserberg, Kiefersfelden and Suben. (dpa/aze)