ÖAMTC: First wave of travel from Bavaria

ADAC information campaign, new bridge in Croatia, Formula 1 in Hungary

Wiwn (OTS) With the start of the holidays in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, the high point of the summer travel season is approaching over the next few weekends. The volume of traffic on the transit routes to the south will continue to increase, while the return traffic to the north will be strong for the first time. The ÖAMTC already expects the first delays on Friday night. “To what extent the recent forest fires on the Mediterranean coasts will affect travel behavior is currently difficult to assess,” says the ÖAMTC mobility information.

Subtitle: Main traffic jams in Austria

West Autobahn (A1), Walserberg area
East Autobahn (A4), at the Göttlesbrunn-Bruck/Leitha construction site and at the Nickelsdorf border crossing
Pyhrn Autobahn (A9), before the tunnels and in the Spielfeld area
Tauern Autobahn (A10), Salzburg area, before the tunnel areas and before the St. Michael toll station.
Karawanken Autobahn (A11), in front of the Karawanken Tunnel
Inntal Autobahn (A12), greater Innsbruck and Kufstein area
Brenner Autobahn (A13), between Innsbruck and Schönberg and before the Brenner Pass
Fernpass route (B179/B189), area Füssen to Obsteig

Subtitle: New bridge in Croatia, delays on the way south

On July 26, a new bridge connecting mainland Croatia with the Peljesac Peninsula opened to traffic. This eliminates the time-consuming border controls for travelers to Dubrovnik in southern Croatia when crossing Bosnian-Herzegovinian territory. The time saving is estimated at around two hours.

According to the ÖAMTC, car travelers will have to be patient again this weekend when entering Croatia. Waiting times are to be expected at the border crossings from Slovenia to Croatia. This is also the case at the Gruskovje/Macelj crossing on the direct connection from Marburg in the direction of Zagreb.

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Up-to-date traffic information and traffic cameras – by the way, the ÖAMTC route planner is now also available from the border crossings between Slovenia and Croatia:

Delays and traffic jams are also to be expected in Bavaria in the Großes Deutsches Eck area (A8/A93) and in South Tyrol on the Brenner Autobahn (A22).

Hungarian Grand Prix Traffic jams at the Nickelsdorf border crossing (A4) and in the Fischamend – Bruck an der Leitha construction site area are to be expected, especially on Sunday evening when returning from the Formula 1 race. The journey is usually spread over the entire race weekend. All travelers to Hungary are advised to buy the electronic toll vignette online before starting their journey in order to avoid additional waiting times at Nickelsdorf due to the vignette purchase at the border. You can find more information about purchasing vignettes and regulations in Hungary on the ÖAMTC website. Subtitle: ADAC information campaign regarding road closures

“It is important for us to get the information about the exit and passage blocks to the right address. Our German neighbors are most affected in transit traffic. Therefore we welcome the initiative of the ÖAMTC and its partner club ADAC to spread the information especially in Bavaria. The relevant ADAC press conference in Munich, shortly before the start of the holiday season, will in all likelihood prevent a lot of evasive traffic,” explains Thomas Hofbauer from the State of Salzburg, Schnöll office.

“We want to keep transit travelers on the main routes, like the A10. Since the Tauern Autobahn is particularly prone to congestion this year due to several construction site sections, advance information in Bavaria is an important factor. Informed travelers will prepare themselves for the situation in advance, will not lose patience so quickly and will stay on the autobahn,” says Aloisia Gurtner from ÖAMTC-Salzburg.

Subtitle: ÖAMTC traffic jam adviser and traffic jam pilot in action

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The ÖAMTC congestion adviser has a special role to play this year. On the Tauern Autobahn (A 10), between Hallein and the Zetzenberg Tunnel, some roadworks are currently narrowing over 30 kilometers. Even minor breakdowns can lead to traffic jams stretching for kilometers in these bottlenecks. On his motorcycle, the traffic jam adviser can quickly reach defective vehicles and get them moving again. “We will drive through these construction site areas on the A10 on the anticipated busy travel weekends. The traffic jam motorbike is already equipped with the necessary tools,” says Herbert Thaler, who will be on the road this weekend.
The ADAC flight observer is also on duty. The flight route leads over the most important motorway connections in western Austria and Bavaria. By observing the travel flows from above, developments at the stagnation points can be better predicted.

NOTICE to the editors: ÖAMTC traffic jam advisors and ADAC flight observers are available for interviews on request.

Summer congestion chart below:

Current traffic information, weekend forecast and traffic jam calendar at: or in the ÖAMTC route planner for all modes of transport and in the club’s app: 


Questions & contact:

ÖAMTC communication mobility information
+43 1 71199 21795



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