School’s out in Bavaria since this Friday and Bavarian families are heading south. This and the commuters which were still on the Autobahn on Friday afternoon caused over 1,000 traffic jams on the Autobahn’s of the Free State, especially on the Autobahn’s 8 and 9 abendzeitung-muenchen.de reported today, July 31, 2016. So even if there is no official speed limit, many travellers were limited to horse carriage speed for at least a few tens of kilometres over the weekend.
Fortunately, there haven’t been any serious accidents on the Autobahn’s over the whole weekend an all the jams were caused by high traffic and works on the roads which went over 250 km. The traffic jams on Friday and Saturday (July 29 and 30) had a combined length of over 3,700 kilometres. The longest single jam was again on the A( in the direction from the Bavarian capital towards Austrian Salzburg.
Whoever was travelling further south towards Austria, Italy, Slovenia and further to the Croatian Adriatic coast, had to endure even slower traffic than during the other peak weekends of the summer since Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the small Alpine Republic of Slovenia. This caused the temporary closing of the tunnel through the Karavanke Alps which lays on the major route southwards.
This Sunday, July 31 the situation on the Autobahns is more relaxed, even though the obligatory jam on the A8 Munich-Salzburg is functioning well.