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Closed schools all over Germany / The heyday of the summer travel season is quieter than ever / ADAC traffic jam forecast for July 31 to August 2

Munich (ots) - This summer there will be no mega traffic jams comparable to previous years. Nevertheless, travelers who start their vacation this weekend or are already starting their return journey should be prepared for longer travel times. The holidays in Baden-Württemberg are only now beginning, Bavaria is starting the second week of vacation. Summer holidays will soon end in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hamburg, Berlin, Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and other northern European countries. The ADAC is therefore now expecting more traffic, especially on the home travel lanes.

Overall, however, from ADAC analyzes of the previous weekends, the expectation that private travel on the highways will remain significantly below the level of the previous year due to the Corona crisis. Traffic on past holiday weekends was up to 20 percent lower than the comparable days in previous years.

However, because many Germans go on vacation at home, the ADAC anticipates a significant increase in traffic jams on the access roads to the recreation areas, especially on the subordinate road network. The car queues roll through small towns, especially when the weather is nice. The authorities can impose access restrictions due to overcrowding.

The high-risk motorways (both directions):

- Major roads to and from the North and Baltic Seas
- A 1 Bremen - Hamburg - Puttgarden
- A 2 Dortmund - Hanover - Berlin
- A 3 Frankfurt - Nuremberg - Passau
- A 4 Erfurt - Dresden - Görlitz
- A 5 Frankfurt - Karlsruhe - Basel
- A 6 Mannheim - Nuremberg
- A 7 Hamburg - Flensburg - A 7 Hamburg - Hanover and Würzburg - Ulm - Füssen / Reutte
- A 8 Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg
- A 9 Halle / Leipzig - Nuremberg - Munich
- A 31 Emden - Bottrop
- A 61 Mönchengladbach - Koblenz - Ludwigshafen
- A72 Leipzig - Chemnitz - Hof
- A 93 Inntal triangle - Kufstein
- A 81 Stuttgart - Singen
- A 95 / B 2 Munich - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- A 96 Munich - Lindau
- A 99 Munich bypass The trip abroad will also be more trouble-free than in previous years. Significantly fewer holidaymakers visit destinations abroad this year. Nevertheless, the classic holiday routes of the Tauern, Fernpass, Brenner, Karawanken, Rheintal and Gotthard routes, the main roads to the Italian, Croatian and French coasts are not always clear.

The access roads to the excursion regions in the subordinate road network of the Alpine countries are sometimes dense. In Austria, these include the Carinthian lakes, the Salzkammergut, the Neusiedlersee and the recreational areas of the Swiss cantons of Graubünden, Ticino and Valais (plan waiting times for the Lötschberg car transport!). In France, the roads to the Alps and Pyrenees could be even more crowded than in previous years. At the borders with Denmark, between Austria and Slovenia and between Slovenia and Croatia, waiting times can be expected due to intensive personal checks.

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