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Forecast: Many traffic jams threaten again at the weekend


On the coming weekend (July 3rd to 5th), motorists are better off calculating a little more time for their vacation. July is a classic holiday month. Now Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Saarland are starting their holidays.

The Auto Club Europa (ACE) anticipates a higher traffic volume on the motorways than in previous weeks. The ADAC also anticipates numerous traffic jams. And although in Corona times more holidaymakers travel inland and also by car, the traffic jams should not take on the dimensions of previous years, the auto clubs say. Because overall less travel.

From midday on Friday, commuters will keep the streets full until evening. As a classic arrival day, Saturday brings a high risk of traffic jams until late in the afternoon. The return routes fill up on Sunday. Tip from ACE: It is best not to start until Sunday, otherwise as early as possible on Saturday.

The traffic jam peaks at the weekend

In addition to the trunk roads towards the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and the greater Hamburg and Cologne areas, the auto clubs expect the following routes to jam in both directions:

A 1 Cologne – Dortmund – Bremen – Hamburg – Lübeck – Puttgarden
A 1 / A 3 / A 4 Cologne Ring
A 2 Berlin – Hanover – Dortmund
A 3 Passau – Nuremberg – Würzburg – Frankfurt – Cologne
A 4 Kirchheimer Dreieck – Erfurt – Dresden
A 5 Basel – Karlsruhe – Frankfurt – Hattenbach triangle
A 6 Metz – Saarbrücken – Kaiserslautern – Mannheim – Heilbronn – Nuremberg
A 7 Hamburg – Flensburg and Füssen / Reutte – Ulm – Würzburg – Hanover – Hamburg
A 8 Salzburg – Munich – Stuttgart – Karlsruhe
A 9 Berlin – Nuremberg – Munich
A 10 Berliner Ring
A 11 Berliner Ring – triangle Uckermark
A 19 Wittstock triangle – Rostock
A 24 Berlin – triangle Wittstock – Hamburg
A 31 Bottrop – Emden
A 61 Mönchengladbach – Koblenz – Ludwigshafen
A 81 Singing – Stuttgart – Heilbronn
A 93 Inntal triangle – Kufstein
A 95 Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
A 99 Munich bypass

The situation in the neighboring countries

In Austria and Switzerland, the transit routes and the paths to the holiday areas fill up. In Austria, this can cause problems, especially on the Fernpass and the Brenner, and around Salzburg. Motorists in Switzerland should have patience, especially in front of the Gotthard tunnel.