Traffic in Germany this Easter

Traffic in Germany this Easter

Traffic in Germany during Easter weekend is expected to be busy, with many people taking advantage of the holiday to travel to see family and friends or to enjoy a short break.

The German Automobile Association (ADAC) has warned drivers to plan for longer commute times tomorrow on Thursday, April 6th, as it anticipates significantly more traffic than normal on Germany’s highways over the Easter weekend.

Maundy Thursday on April 6 and Easter Monday on April 10 are anticipated to be the busiest days for traffic, particularly in

  • Rhineland-Palatinate,
  • Saxony-Anhalt,
  • Bremen,
  • Lower Saxony,
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, &
  • Saarland

In Saarland, Easter Monday is also the last day of summer break so more traffic can be expected.

Public Transport & Roadways

Public transport in Germany is expected to be busy during the Easter weekend, with many people taking advantage of the extra time off to travel. To avoid overcrowding, it is recommended to book tickets in advance and to avoid peak travel times if possible. Those who prefer to travel by car should also be aware that roads may be congested, and it is important to plan your route in advance and to allow extra time for your journey.

Besides the holiday, Germany currently has over 1,000 motorway building sites, so wherever you are in the nation, there will probably be some traffic congestion. People traveling to neighboring countries like Austria or the Netherlands should also expect high traffic.


Trains are a popular way to get around in Germany, and many people are expected to use this mode of transportation over the Easter weekend. However, it is important to check the train schedule in advance and to book tickets early to ensure that you have a seat. Although the trade unions have said that they would not be having more strikes over Easter, there is no guarantee. It is also recommended to avoid peak travel times.

Flights & Airports

Air travel is also an option for those traveling over the Easter weekend, but it is important to have your flight tickets sorted as a lot of people are going to travel for Easter. Hamburg and Munich airports and all the major airports in the country can expect a slew of passengers.

Travel during Easter weekend in Germany is expected to be busy, but with some careful planning and preparation, you can ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. Be sure to check for any travel restrictions and plan your journey in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays.

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