Visiting relatives or off to the south: the holiday wave of travel should ensure crowded streets, high demand for air travel and dense crowds on the trains. In the ski areas, on the other hand, things could be a little quieter.
Munich (dpa / lby) - Traffic jams, full airports and crowds on the platforms: With the beginning of the long Christmas weekend, the wave of holidaymakers sets in in Bavaria - and a lot of patience should be required from travelers.
On the road: "No Christmas without traffic jams," warned the ADAC. A lot of traffic must be expected on the most important long-distance routes and motorways in metropolitan areas. Among other things, the A3 Frankfurt-Nuremberg-Passau, the A8 Stuttgart-Munich-Salzburg or the A9 Munich-Nuremberg-Berlin could reach their capacity limits.
In the air: After the corona-related restrictions in the two previous years, Munich Airport is expecting a strong rush for flights abroad over Christmas and New Year this year. According to the airport, around 11,000 flights to 150 destinations are planned during the Christmas holidays. Up to 1.3 million passengers are expected between December 23 and January 8. The most popular destinations are Spain, Italy and France.
117,000 passengers are expected at Nuremberg Airport in the same period. The most popular tourist destinations are Mallorca, Antalya and Hurghada.
On the rails: The railways are using 80 additional trains across Germany to expand the range of public holidays, as a spokeswoman said. This means that 40,000 additional seats would be available during the Christmas season. There is strong demand, for example, on the route between Berlin and Munich. According to Bahn, the service team will also be increased. According to the information, around 800 new employees will help passengers on board the trains by Christmas.