Germany: increased traffic during the long weekend. Expect congestions!
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As Monday is a public holiday in Germany, more people are going to be on the roads than normal. Traffic jams should be expected, according to the ADAC automobile club, as truck traffic bans are still suspended and the government is slowly lifting restrictions for people on travel.
ADAC predicts that German roads may be crowded this weekend. Monday is a holiday in Germany (Pentecostal Monday) and there are still no truck bans on Sundays and public holidays. Many Germans may also travel during the weekend as travel restrictions for the public have been loosened. Also, a two-week-long school holiday begins in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg; and ends in Saxony-Anhalt during this weekend. Besides, in several other states (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bremen, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia) Tuesday is a day off from school.
Therefore, the German automobile club is expecting traffic jams on highways, especially on Friday afternoon and early evening, on Saturday morning and Monday afternoon.
According to ADAC forecasts, the most crowded roads will be these:
– main routes to and from the coast,
– city areas such as: Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich,
– A1 Cologne – Bremen – Hamburg – Lübeck,
– A2 Oberhausen – Dortmund – Hanover – Berlin,
– A3 Cologne – Frankfurt – Würzburg – Nuremberg – Passau,
– A4 Kirchheim – Erfurt – Chemnitz – Dresden junction,
– A5 Hattenbach – Darmstadt – Karlsruhe junction,
– A6 Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nuremberg,
– A7 Hamburg – Hanover and Würzburg – Füssen / Reutte,
– A7 Hamburg – Flensburg,
– A8 Karlsruhe – Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg,
– A9 Munich – Nuremberg – Berlin,
– A81 Stuttgart – Singen,
– A93 Inntaldreieck – Kufstein,
– A95 / B2 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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