Summer holidays, the travel wave rolls: Anyone planning excursions or vacation trips this weekend should be prepared for traffic jams on the highways. It could also be tight in the direction of the Baltic Sea.
The ADAC expects traffic jams on the autobahns all over Germany this coming weekend. The reason for this is that the last two federal states, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, will also start the school summer vacation, the automobile club announced on Monday in Munich.
The second wave of travel is rolling from Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and the south of the Netherlands, and the third is already rolling from Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and the center of the Netherlands.
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Summer vacation over
In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schleswig-Holstein, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg and northern European countries, on the other hand, the holidays were drawing to a close. Therefore, the ADAC also expects more traffic on the home travel lanes.
But even if it is likely to be one of the busiest weekends of the travel season: There will be no chaos due to the corona-related reluctance of many Germans to travel on vacation, writes the ADAC.
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However, if the trend towards short holidays and, above all, day trips continues, drivers will have to be prepared for significantly longer arrival and departure times on the access roads to the lakes, hiking areas in the Alps and the low mountain ranges. When travel and excursion traffic meet, things can get tight. Trips to the Italian, French and Croatian coasts and mountain regions could also be arduous, it said.
The queue areas (both directions)
- Trunk roads to the North and Baltic Seas
- A1 Bremen – Lübeck
- A3 Würzburg – Nuremberg – Passau
- A4 Erfurt – Dresden – Görlitz
- A5 Frankfurt – Karlsruhe – Basel
- A6 Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nuremberg
- A7 Flensburg – Hamburg
- A7 Hanover – Kassel – Würzburg – Ulm – Füssen / Reutte
- A8 Karlsruhe – Munich – Salzburg
- A9 Munich – Nuremberg
- A19 triangle Wittstock / Dosse – Rostock
- A72 Leipzig – Chemnitz – Hof
- A81 Singen – Stuttgart
- A93 Inntal triangle – Kufstein
- A95 / B 2 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- A99 bypass Munich