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

It literally means sign forest and here's what it [looks like](https://c8.alamy.com/compde/fye33e/schilderwald-schwarzbacher-strasse-halensee-berlin-deutschland-fye33e.jpg). [Another one](https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3568/3514984669_b97528a5dd_z.jpg?zz=1) 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](https://www.yukoninfo.com/watson-lake-signpost-forest/). This one is more of a deliberate and homourful community project though. [definition 1](https://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Schilderwald) [definition 2](https://www.dw.com/de/schilderwald/a-2045169)