It came as expected: numerous people got into their cars as early as possible on Wednesday to really enjoy the long weekend. The result: around 50 traffic jams on the trunk roads in Bavaria on Wednesday afternoon alone. One was particularly intense.
Munich (dpa / lby) - The joy of the short vacation on the long Ascension weekend has been clouded for many drivers by heavy traffic and numerous traffic jams. As expected, many had already set off on Wednesday afternoon. There was very heavy travel, said a spokesman for the ADAC traffic club in Munich. There was a lot going on, especially on the A3 Würzburg in the direction of Nuremberg, especially since there are also a lot of construction sites there.
But the journey was also delayed on many other trunk roads in the Free State by one of the around 50 traffic jams in the afternoon, for example on the A7 Fulda towards Würzburg. The longest was due to the block handling of trucks through Austria in Upper Bavaria: There it was backed up for around 50 kilometers over the A93 and the A8 from the border near Kufstein to Weyarn in the Munich area. Because in order to relieve the Inntalautobahn, a maximum of 300 trucks per hour were allowed to enter Austria from Bavaria. The state of Tyrol has also announced such a "dosing day" for Friday.
Even before the long weekend, the ADAC had predicted: "The streets are likely to be significantly busier than on the Ascension Day weekends of the previous two years - the Corona crisis no longer restricts national travel." Above all, the motorways in the metropolitan areas are at times very prone to congestion, and there are also many construction sites. After all: "It should be relatively quiet on the trunk roads in Germany on Friday." According to the forecasts, the return wave will then peak on Sunday afternoon.
In Bavaria, traffic experts expect a high risk of traffic jams, especially in the greater Munich area and on the A99 ring road. Waiting times are also likely to increase on the A6 between Heilbronn and Nuremberg, on the A8 from Stuttgart via Munich to Salzburg, on the A9 Munich-Nuremberg and on the A95 and federal highway 2 from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.