Berlin (dpa / tmn) - Germany's streets are still well attended: the summer holidays are coming to an end not only in Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, but also in the Netherlands. This coming weekend (August 14th to 16th) drivers will therefore have to be patient on the return routes.

Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria have just started the summer holidays and are therefore increasingly heading south or to the German sea. In addition: August 15th is a public holiday in parts of Bavaria and Saarland, and day-trippers can be expected here.

The beginning of the holiday, the end of the holiday and public holiday mean an overall increase in traffic. The Auto Club Europa (ACE) and ADAC estimate that major traffic jams are not to be expected.

If you want to avoid stress, you should go on vacation on Sunday or at least early on Saturday morning. Day-trippers must keep an eye on the fact that communities can impose a travel ban due to the corona pandemic if the rush is too big. There is also the possibility of border closings and regional special regulations.

The car clubs expect a risk of congestion in the greater Hamburg, Rhine-Ruhr, Rhine-Main, Stuttgart and Munich areas as well as the highways to and from the North and Baltic Seas. There may also be disabilities on the following routes in both directions:

A 1Bremen - Hamburg - Puttgarden
A1 / A3 / A4Cologne Ring 
A 2Dortmund - Hanover - Berlin
A 3Passau - Nuremberg - Würzburg - Frankfurt
A 5Basel - Karlsruhe - Frankfurt - Hattenbach triangle
A 6Mannheim - Heilbronn - Nuremberg
A 7Flensburg - Hamburg - Hanover // Kassel - Würzburg - Ulm - Füssen / Reutte
A 8Salzburg - Munich - Stuttgart - Karlsruhe
A 9Berlin - Nuremberg - Munich
A 10Berlin Ring
A 11Berliner Ring - Kreuz Uckermark
A 19Triangle Wittstock - Rostock
A 24Berlin - Hamburg
A 31Emden - Bottrop
A 61Ludwigshafen - Koblenz - Mönchengladbach
A 81Heilbronn - Stuttgart - Singing
A 93Inntal triangle - Kufstein
A 95 / B 2Munich - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
A 96Munich - Lindau
A 99Munich bypass

According to the ACE, the return traffic to Germany, Holland but also to Switzerland causes waiting times mainly in front of the Gotthard tunnel. The classic tourist routes Tauern, Fernpass, Brenner, Karawanken and Rhine Valley routes are still at risk of congestion. In Italy, the main holiday week around the holiday Ferragosto on August 15th begins this weekend, and experience has shown that there is a rush on the coasts. However, there should be no traffic chaos. 

At the borders with Denmark, between Austria and Slovenia and between Slovenia and Croatia, waiting times due to intensive identity checks are to be expected.

The Austrian infrastructure company Asfinag provides online information about the waiting times at the German-Austrian border crossings Walserberg, Kiefersfelden and Suben.

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