Holidays in several federal states, a long weekend in others – there will probably be a lot of traffic on the roads again over the Pentecost weekend. The greatest risk of traffic jams is on these routes.

According to the ADAC, anyone who wants to travel by car or go on a trip over the Pentecost weekend should be prepared for full roads and traffic jams. The automobile club announced that there would be a lot of traffic on motorways and trunk roads throughout Germany, especially on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings as well as on Whit Monday. Highways in the south of the republic are likely to be particularly affected. If you can, you should try to plan your car trips outside of these periods.

According to the ADAC, the risk of significant traffic jams is not just due to the start of the holidays in six federal states. In five other countries, many people had Whit Monday off because of the holiday and were planning short vacations, visits or excursions over the long weekend.

Travel traffic will therefore probably not only roll towards the Alps, the North and Baltic Sea coasts, but also to the low mountain ranges and to popular excursion destinations near large cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Munich.

In Austria and Switzerland, drivers are threatened with traffic jams due to the expected wave of Pentecost travel, especially on the Tauern, Inntal, Rhine Valley and Brenner motorways as well as the Gotthard route. But a lot of patience may also be necessary on the highways to the Croatian coast, the ADAC said. Last year, the Friday before Pentecost was one of the busiest days of the year in Germany.