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Cities (27)

Country RankWorld RankCityTime lost per yearCongestion level 2021Change from 2019Change from 2020
1Hamburg71 hours
31%
3%
9% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
7% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
2Wiesbaden71 hours
31%
1%
3% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
5%
19% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
3Berlin69 hours
30%
2%
6% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
4Aachen64 hours
28%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
5Nuremberg59 hours
26%
4%
13% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
4% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
6Munich59 hours
26%
4%
13% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
7Kassel59 hours
26%
2%
7% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
8Dresden57 hours
25%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
9% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
9Stuttgart57 hours
25%
5%
17% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
10Cologne55 hours
24%
2%
8% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
14% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
11Bonn55 hours
24%
5%
17% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
14% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
12Leipzig52 hours
23%
1%
4% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
13Kiel50 hours
22%
4%
15% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
4% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
14Freiburg48 hours
21%
2%
9% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
5% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
15Mannheim46 hours
20%
1%
5% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
11% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
16Frankfurt am Main46 hours
20%
7%
26% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
17Augsburg46 hours
20%
2%
9% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
5% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
18Ruhr region west46 hours
20%
3%
13% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
19Hannover46 hours
20%
1%
5% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
5% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
20Munster43 hours
19%
2%
10% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
21Bremen43 hours
19%
8%
30% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
22Ruhr region east43 hours
19%
2%
10% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
6% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
23Bielefeld41 hours
18%
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
6% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
24Karlsruhe39 hours
17%
5%
23% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
11% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
25Dusseldorf36 hours
16%
8%
33% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
16% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
26Monchengladbach36 hours
16%
6%
27% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
11% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
27Wuppertal36 hours
16%
1%
6% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020

Average number of traffic anomalies in 2021

Days with the congestion lower or higher more than two times in comparison with respective days in 2019.

40days
16 days of
high traffic
24 days of
low traffic

Day with the highest traffic congestion

Day with the highest traffic congestion

February
8
Monday
95%
Reached in
Leipzig

Changes in congestion level month on month

Explore how congestion changed across the months in 2020 and 2021 when compared to the same month in 2019. Results show the number of cities affected.

increase in congestion
no change in congestion
decrease in congestion
  • 2021 vs 2019
  • 2020 vs 2019

MONTHLY CHANGES IN CITIES

Check how the monthly congestion level changed in 2021 in comparison to 2019.

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increased in 2021
decreased in 2021
Hamburg
2 months
10 months
Wiesbaden
5 months
7 months
Berlin
2 months
10 months
Aachen
5 months
7 months
Nuremberg
3 months
9 months
Munich
0 months
12 months
Kassel
2 months
10 months
Dresden
4 months
8 months
Stuttgart
2 months
10 months
Cologne
4 months
8 months

Biggest decrease

Biggest increase

WORKING DAYS VS WEEKENDS

What did the traffic look like during the working days and weekends when compared to 2019?

working day
weekend

Shift in rush hours

What were the rush hour timings across different cities from 2019 to 2021? What changed over the years.

1 city
all cities
AM peak
PM peak

Difference in rush hours

How congested was Germany during rush hour throughout 2021 in comparison to 2020 and 2019?

AM peak
PM peak

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