For many in Bavaria, driving at the weekend was an absolute test of patience.
This was not only due to the corona checks: travel behavior is changing.
Traffic jams and slow-moving traffic from the Hofoldinger Forst to the Walserberg border crossing - the holiday trip on the A8 Munich – Salzburg was more than a game of patience: it was more of a test of how relaxed someone can be.
Mega traffic jam at the beginning of the holiday - the ADAC Südbayern predicted it precisely and still nobody listened, which is also due to the bed change in the holiday resorts.
"The warnings have unfortunately been confirmed," said a spokeswoman for the ADAC.
Mega traffic jam for summer vacation: Corona border controls lead to a snail's pace
In addition, the corona controls at the border crossings also caused delays.
Anyone who finally reached the Alpine republic after hours at a snail's pace was stuck in the next sheet metal avalanche on the Tauern Autobahn.
Ten kilometers of traffic jams had formed in front of the toll stations for the Tauern and Karawanken tunnels.
There were block clearances, even in front of the tunnel in front of Villach.
When you finally got through the tunnels, the only thing waiting for you was the next stop-and-go: at the crossings from Slovenia to Croatia.
Here, travelers had to reckon with extreme delays, four hours and longer were noted on Friday night.
Mega traffic jam at the beginning of the holiday in Bavaria: ADAC traffic expert warns
But the sheet metal avalanche was not only rolling on the Tauern Autobahn, it was also moving through the Allgäu, and here in the opposite direction: "A lot going on" was also on the A7 between Memmingen and Ulm, the traffic reporting office said.
It was jammed in both directions, but the A7 is particularly full to the north.
Reason: In some federal states, the holidays are coming to an end.
In Italy, the authorities expected a new traffic record on the Brenner motorway (Autostrada A22) on Saturday.
The A22 was already completely overloaded on Friday.
And yesterday the traffic situation hardly relaxed towards the south: Again there were traffic jams for miles between Munich and the Inntal triangle and on towards Salzburg.
But does the mega-traffic jam bloom every weekend until the holidays are over?
Alexander Kreipl, traffic expert at ADAC Südbayern, spoke about the changed travel behavior a week ago.
People would travel more often to areas that can be reached by car - also in order not to have to fly.
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