According to data from the transport service provider Inrix, Munich is still “the most congested city in Germany”.

The average commuter lost 74 hours there last year due to congested roads during rush hour.

In Berlin he came to 71 hours in Hamburg and 56 hours in traffic jams.

In Potsdam, Darmstadt, Leipzig, Freiburg, Lübeck, Bremen and Nuremberg, a commuter wasted at least 40 hours a year, the data experts said on Tuesday.

In London (156 hours), Chicago (155 hours) and Paris (138 hours) it is therefore far worse.

For Palermo (121 hours), Inrix determined an average speed of just 14 kilometers per hour in the city center.

Hubs in Munich, Hamburg or Cologne

Any consolation for Munich drivers who need an average of 13 minutes longer at rush hour on the southern Mittlerer Ring across the Isar for 5 kilometers?

The Mittlerer Ring, the Elbe tunnel in Hamburg and the Köln-Heumar triangle "are the biggest traffic jams in Germany," said Inrix.

After all, commuters in Munich spent an average of five hours less in traffic jams in 2022 than in 2021, while the time lost in Hamburg and Berlin increased.

In 2022, traditional morning and late afternoon commuter traffic has returned, said traffic analyst Bob Pishue, referring to previous restrictions in the Corona crisis.

According to Inrix, the traffic volume in Germany, measured in vehicle kilometers on weekdays, increased by 21 percent compared to 2021 and was thus eight percent above the level of 2019. Traffic jam and mobility data in more than 1000 cities in 50 countries were evaluated for the study.