German SchilderwaldA confusing mess of sign posts, especially in road traffic.

It literally means sign forest and here's what it [looks like]( [Another one]( The idea is that each sign post is like a tree with each individual sign representing a leaf/branch. Taken together they are so plentiful that they resemble a forest. You can find these from times to times in Germany if you go look near construction sites or inner city junctions. It's a mocking term often used to complain about the information overflow that traffic particpants experience in a such a situation (like being lost in a forest). The closest English equivalent I've been able to find is a local tourist attraction in Yukon, Alaska that has been dubbed the [Watson Lake Signpost Forest]( This one is more of a deliberate and homourful community project though. [definition 1]( [definition 2](