Berlin / Munich (dpa / tmn) – Return traffic in particular will cause traffic jams and slow traffic on many highways on the last weekend in August. Because in eight German federal states, including Lower Saxony, Hesse and Saxony, the summer holidays are coming to an end.
The car clubs ADAC and ACE are therefore expecting an increased volume of traffic on August 28th and 29th, especially on the motorways heading north and on the return routes from the German coasts. It should also become tight on the access roads of well-known excursion areas and the trunk roads to and from the North and Baltic Seas.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, autobahn closures on the A 1 and A 61 are still making it difficult to get through due to flooding. In the direction of the holiday areas, however, the situation for motorists is visibly easing. According to the clubs, there is a risk of congestion especially in southern Germany.
The following motorway sections are likely to be most frequently affected by traffic obstructions (mostly in both directions):
A 1 Bremen – Lübeck A 2 Hanover – Braunschweig A 3 Passau – Nuremberg – Würzburg – Frankfurt / Main A 4 Kirchheimer Dreieck – Erfurt – Dresden A 5 Basel – Karlsruhe – Frankfurt / Main A 7 Hamburg – Flensburg A 7 Füssen / Reutte – Ulm – Würzburg A 8 Salzburg – Munich – Stuttgart A 9 Munich – Nuremberg A 61 Ludwigshafen – Koblenz – Mönchengladbach A 72 Hof – Chemnitz A 19 Rostock – Dreieck Wittstock / Dosse A 24 Hamburg – Berlin A 81 Singen – Stuttgart A 93 Kufstein – Inntaldreieck A 95 / B 2 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen A 99 Munich bypass
Those who can avoid peak times save time and nerves on the go. The ADAC recommends avoiding the morning and early afternoon on Saturday and Sunday afternoon for driving. Driving off on Friday afternoons can also lead to traffic jams.
In neighboring countries, classic holiday routes, including the Tauern, Fernpass, Brenner, Karawanken and Gotthard routes as well as the highways to and from the Italian, Croatian and French coasts, have the greatest risk of congestion. Lake Garda is also visited particularly frequently, according to the ACE.
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