German commuters are again significantly more stuck in traffic jams.

An analysis by the traffic data provider Inrix showed an extrapolated 40 hours of time lost for typical car commuters in 2021 in the German cities examined. That is 14 hours more than in 2020, as the company announced on Tuesday.

Last year, Corona slowed the flow of commuters, now traffic has increased again and the loss of time is almost as high as it was before the pandemic.

In 2019 it was an average of 46 hours.

By far the worst hit is car-driving commuters in Munich: extrapolated over the year, they lost an average of 79 hours due to traffic jams on the way to work - more than three days.

It is followed by Berlin with 65 hours.

From the third place, which Hamburg took with 47 hours, the gaps then become significantly smaller.

Potsdam (46 hours), Pforzheim (44), Düsseldorf (43), Cologne (42) as well as Nuremberg, Dresden and Münster follow on ranks four to ten, each with a loss of 41 hours.

In an international comparison, however, German drivers get off quite lightly: Inrix calculated a time loss of 148 hours - more than six days - for the traffic jam capital, London.

This is followed by Paris with 140 and Brussels with 134 hours.