Easter trip: It’s filling up again for the “change of bed” | NDR.de – News

Status: 04/16/2022 2:14 p.m.

After the Good Friday traffic jams, the next big wave of travel will follow in the north today. Saturday is traditionally “change of bed” day in vacation rentals.

Traffic on Autobahn 7 near Bad Fallingbostel in the Heidekreis was already blocked early in the morning, as an ADAC spokeswoman said. There are always delays, especially in the area of ​​major construction sites on the motorways.

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Traffic jams, construction sites and danger warnings: current traffic reports for Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. After

MV: Particularly full today

In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the ADAC expects full streets, especially today. So far it has been relatively calm and there have been no major traffic jams or accidents, according to the responsible police stations. However, that could change quickly. Traditionally, in addition to Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday in particular is a day when much more traffic can be expected on the streets. In order to avoid traffic jams, the State Office for Road Construction and Transport said it had completed or dismantled some construction sites before Easter. Among other things, the two bridges to Usedom – the Peenebrücke in Wolgast and the Zecheriner Weighbridge – were able to be used normally again for a few days.

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Tourists wait with their cars at the ferry terminal in the port of Norddeich for the crossing to the island of Norderney.  © picture alliance/dpa/Hauke-Christian Dittrich Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich

According to the operators, things could get tough until Holy Saturday inclusive. Some use additional ferries. After

Too much traffic for construction sites

The high volume of traffic is particularly problematic where construction takes place – in Lower Saxony, for example, on the A1 between Osnabrück and Bremen, on the A7 between the Harz mountains and Göttingen and just after Hanover and Hildesheim. Towards the coast, the ADAC expects traffic jams at the Ems tunnel near Leer and on the A29. Ferries to the islands are also well booked. Shipping companies recommend checking early to find out if tickets are still available.

Emptier tomorrow – then more traffic jams

Traffic experts expect things to ease on the roads tomorrow. On Easter Monday, however, most travelers are likely to return home. There could also be traffic jams again on Tuesday, as it is the last holiday day in Lower Saxony and Bremen. There may also be longer waiting times throughout the greater Hamburg area. Popular destinations include the islands and coasts of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, he said. The axes particularly affected are the A1 from Bremen via Hamburg and the A7 between Hanover and Flensburg.

Long traffic jams on Good Friday

On Good Friday, motorists on the A1, 7 and 31 northbound had to be patient. Between Hanover and Hamburg, traffic on the A7 from the Walsroder Dreieck was temporarily interrupted up to 15 kilometers long. There was an equally long traffic jam on the northbound A1 between Bramsche and Holdorf. A traffic jam on the A31 between the Bunde triangle and Jemgum also caused a loss of time of up to two hours.

Travel isn’t as strong as it was before the pandemic

According to the ADAC, the main reason for the increase in travel this year is that domestic travel is possible again. It can be assumed that the traffic jam situation will be more tense than in the last two Easter holidays, because this year probably many more people will take their cars to visit relatives, short trips and excursions in the region, a he announced in advance. According to experts, the wave of travel should not yet be as large as it was before the corona pandemic. The ADAC suspected that many people would forgo longer trips and trips abroad. The reasons for this are the high number of corona infections The war in Ukraine and the very high fuel prices.

Fuel prices: important differences

A current analysis by the ADAC of fuel prices in the 16 federal states shows that there are currently significant differences in fuel costs in Germany. The price difference is therefore particularly significant for diesel: drivers in Bremen and Hamburg pay an average of 1,925 euros per liter of diesel. For the same amount they have to pay 1,996 euros in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This means a price premium of 7.1 cents per liter for customers at petrol stations in the northeast.

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