The end of the holiday causes a lot of traffic jams at the weekend

An often seen picture, especially during the holiday season and public holidays: traffic jam on the A8
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Drivers have to be prepared for a large number of traffic jams at the weekend. This is how the two-week autumn vacation ends in five federal states.

While they come to an end in Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, they begin in Thuringia. In Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saxony and Saarland, the second week of vacation begins and with it the second wave of travel.

Although holidaymakers and day-trippers will also ensure brisk traffic on the federal German highways at the weekend, the ADAC congestion forecast will not reach the extent of the summer. Drivers have to be prepared for disabilities, especially on the routes in the direction of the hiking areas in the Alps and low mountain ranges and at the numerous autumn construction sites. There are currently still more than 900 construction sites nationwide, according to the automobile club. The highest volume of traffic can be expected on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and late Sunday afternoon.

It gets crowded on these routes (both directions)

Trunk roads to and from the North and Baltic Seas
Greater Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich
A 1 Euskirchen – Cologne and Hamburg – Bremen
A 2 Dortmund – Hannover
A 1 / A 3 / A 4 Kölner Ring
A 3 Cologne – Frankfurt – Nuremberg – Passau
A 4 Erfurt – Dresden – Görlitz
A 5 Hattenbacher Dreieck – Karlsruhe – Basel
A 6 Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nuremberg
A 7 Hamburg – Flensburg
A 7 Würzburg – Füssen / Reutte
A 8 Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg
A 9 Munich – Nuremberg
A 10 Berliner Ring
A 24 Hamburg – Berlin
A 61 Koblenz – Mönchengladbach
A 93 Inntal triangle – Kufstein
A 95 / B 2 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
A 99 bypass Munich

It will also be lively on the highways in neighboring countries. As almost always, the Tauern, Fernpass, Brenner, Rheintal and Gotthard routes are at risk of congestion.

At the motorway border crossings to Austria and Switzerland, waiting times due to intensive personal controls are to be expected. 30 minutes should be taken into account in any case, according to the ADAC.

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