The peak of the vacation season in Germany is on. The biggest congestions in the summer are happening now.

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The peak of the vacation season in Germany is on. The biggest congestions in the summer are happening now.

The German automobile club ADAC expects the biggest congestions in the summer season during this weekend. Almost all regions have holidays. Check on which highways are the worst.

The second wave of vacationers will roll on to the German roads. This weekend in Germany, you should expect even more traffic than two weeks ago. Holidays have already begun in almost all Länder – except Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Both east-west and north-south motorways will be exposed to traffic jams. Difficulties may start today around noon. It will be only around 20:00 in the evening when traffic is going to be lighter. From the morning hours of Saturday, traffic will be increased southward and will continue to grow until the early evening. Traffic congestion will be likely – warns ADAC. From Saturday and Sunday noon you should expect a lot of traffic also towards the north. 

Here are the highways where you should expect to be crowded: 

– A1 Hamburg – Puttgarden and Lübeck – Hamburg – Bremen – Dortmund – Cologne (in both directions),

– A1, A2, A3 Cologne bypass (Kölner Ring),

– A2 Dortmund – Hannover – Berlin (in both directions),

– A3 Cologne – Frankfurt am Main – Würzburg – Nuremberg – Passau (in both directions),

– A4 Kirchheimer Dreieck – Erfurt – Dresden (in both directions),

– A5 Hattenbacher Dreieck – Karlsruhe – Basel (in both directions), 

– A6 Metz / Saarbrücken – Kaiserslautern and Kaiserslautern – Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nuremberg (in both directions),

– A7 Flensburg – Hamburg (in both directions), and Hamburg – Hanover – Würzburg – Ulm – Füssen / Reutte,

– A8 Karlsruhe – Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg, (in both directions),

– A9 Munich – Nuremberg – Berlin, (in both directions),

– A10 Berliner Ring

– A11 Berliner Ring – Dreieck Uckermark 

– A19 Dreieck Wittstock – Rostock 

– A20 Lübeck – Rostock, (in both directions),

– A23 Hamburg – Heide 

– A24 Berlin – Dreieck Wittstock 

– A40 Venlo – Duisburg – Essen, (in both directions),

– A61 Mönchengladbach – Koblenz – Ludwigshafen (in both directions),

– A81 Heilbronn – Stuttgart – Singen (in both directions),

– A93 Kiefersfelden – Rosenheim, (in both directions),

– A95 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, (in both directions),

– A96 Munich – Lindau, (in both directions),

– A99 Munich bypass 

Also, on the routes through neighbouring countries, you should expect traffic jams. The Austrian Tauern (A10) and Brenner (A12) motorways, the Fernpass, and the Karawanken and Gotthard tunnels will be more jammed by vacationers this weekend. Congestion may also be created at the border crossings of Germany at the three motorway crossings Suben (A3 Linz – Passau), Walserberg (A8 Salzburg – Munich) and Kiefersfelden (A93 Kufstein – Rosenheim).

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