ADAC warns of heavy traffic jam weekend – SWR3

With Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, the whole of Germany is now on summer vacation. That has consequences. We say where it gets crowded – and which sections of the motorway are completely closed.

With the start of the summer holidays in the last two federal states, the ADAC expects many and long traffic jams at the weekend (July 29th to 31st). He writes: “Anyone who wants to start their vacation next weekend has made a bad choice: Drivers can expect one of the worst traffic jam weekends of the season.”

are peak times Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. If you don’t want to be stuck in a permanent traffic jam, you should drive on other days, according to the car club. He suggests Tuesday or Wednesday.

The start and end of the holidays cause traffic jams

The reasons for the announced traffic jam chaos: Not only do all federal states now have summer holidays at the same time. The ADAC also assumes that it comes from Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and the south of the Netherlands to a second wave of travel comes.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, but also in Scandinavia, the holidays are coming to an end. The result: return journey traffic jams.

I’ve never returned from vacation without a traffic jam… Same this time. 🙄 Greetings from the A2

These are the red traffic jam areas:

The ADAC specifically warns of all Trunk roads to and from the North and Baltic Seas. In addition, one should – if possible – in front of the large rooms Hamburg, Cologne and Munich guard.

It will definitely be bad on these routes too:

  • A1 Lübeck – Bremen – Dortmund – Cologne
  • A2 Dortmund – Hannover
  • A3 Passau – Nuremberg – Würzburg – Frankfurt – Cologne – Oberhausen
  • A5 Hattenbacher Dreieck – Frankfurt – Karlsruhe – Basel
  • A6 Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nürnberg
  • A7 Hamburg – Flensburg
  • A7 Hamburg – Hanover and Würzburg – Ulm – Füssen/Reutte
  • A8 Karlsruhe – Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg
  • A9 Munich – Nuremberg – Halle/Leipzig
  • A10 Berliner Ring
  • A61 Mönchengladbach – Koblenz – Ludwigshafen
  • A81 Stuttgart – Singen
  • A93 Inntal triangle – Kufstein
  • A95/B2 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • A99 ring road Munich

According to the ADAC, these motorway sections are or will be completely closed:

In addition, there is a high number of motorway construction sites, according to the ADAC: nationwide there are currently 974.

However, important stretches are also completely closed on a number of motorways – including the A7, the A19 and the A99:

  • A7 Hanover towards Flensburg between the Hamburg-Heimfeld and Hamburg-Stellingen junctions (including the Elbe Tunnel) from Friday, July 29, 10 p.m. to Monday, August 1, 5 a.m
  • A8 Neunkirchen towards Saarlouis between Saarlouis-Steinrausch and Dillingen-Süd until Saturday, August 13th
  • A19 Rostock towards Dreieck Wittstock/Dosse between Linstow and Malchow from Friday, July 29, 7 p.m. to Saturday, July 30, 6 a.m
  • A45 Giessen in the direction of Hagen between Lüdenscheid and Lüdenscheid-Nord until further notice
  • A45 Hagen in the direction of Giessen between Lüdenscheid-Nord and the Sauerland service area until further notice
  • A61 Koblenz in the direction of Mönchengladbach between Dreieck Erfttal and Gymnich and between Türnich and Bergheim until Sunday 18 December
  • A66 Wiesbaden – Frankfurt in both directions between Wiesbaden-Biebrich and Wiesbaden-Mainzer Straße until further notice
  • A99 Motorway ring Munich in both directions between Kirchheim near Munich and Aschheim/Ismaning from Friday, July 29, 4 p.m. to Sunday, July 31, 4 p.m
  • A620 Saarlouis in the direction of Saarbrücken between Saarbrücken-Gersweiler and Saarbrücken exhibition center until August 10th
  • A864 Bad Durrheim towards Donaueschingen between Dreieck Bad Dürrheim and Donaueschingen until August 15th.

Cars and caravans are stuck in traffic in front of the Gotthard tunnel heading south.  (Photo: dpa Bildfunk, picture alliance/dpa/KEYSTONE | Alexandra Wey)

Cars and caravans are stuck in traffic in front of the Gotthard tunnel heading south.

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picture alliance/dpa/KEYSTONE | Alexandra Wey

And this is what the traffic around Germany looks like:

The ADAC also warns for outside the German borders “Patience Trials”: On the Tauern, Fernpass, Arlberg, Rhine Valley, Brenner, Karawanken and Gotthard-Route as well as the trunk roads to the Italian, French and Croatian coasts “the column comes to a standstill in sections”.

With regard to Austria, the ADAC points out that along the Inntal, Brenner and Tauern autobahns the alternative routes are closed are.

Last the Netherlands: There, protesting farmers repeatedly block important roads in the country. Motorways, driveways and country roads, the access to Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport and some border crossings to Lower Saxony (in the province of Groningen in the north) are often blocked.