Cities in Germany and Europe With the Worst Traffic Jams

Stau, traffic jam cars

I know when you compare this to the time people spend in traffic jams in Nairobi, this looks like child play.

According to a ranking by Inrix from 2013, Stuttgart is the worst with people spending 60hrs in a year stuck in traffic.

Ranking of German cities:

  1. Stuttgart – 60hrs
  2. Köln – 56hrs
  3. Karlsruhe – 52 hrs
  4. Düsseldorf – 48hrs
  5. Hamburg – 48hrs
  6. München – 44hrs
  7. das Ruhrgebiet – 40hrs
  8. Bonn – 37hrs
  9. Bielefeld – 35 hrs
  10. Saarbrücken – 34 hrs
  11. Hannover – 34  hrs
  12. Darmstadt –  33  hrs
  13. Nürnberg – 32  hrs
  14. Frankfurt am Main – 32  hrs
  15. Freiburg im Breisgau – 31 hrs
  16. Kiel – 25  hrs
  17. Dresden – 24 hrs
  18. Bremen –  22  hrs
  19. Leipzig – 21 hrs
  20. Magdeburg – 20 hrs
  21. Berlin – 20 hrs
  22. Augsburg – 19 hrs

The amount spent in traffic has been reducing significantly over the years, in 2013, Germans spent on average 35hrs in traffic. That is 30mins less than 2012 and 7hrs less than 2011.

Ranking of European cities

  1. Brüssel – 83  hrs
  2. London – 82  hrs
  3. Antwerpen – 78  hrs
  4. Rotterdam – 63  hrs
  5. Stuttgart – 60hrs

Ranking of German Streets and highways

  1. München, B2r, Lerchenauer Straße – Ifflandstraße – 48  hrs
  2. München, B2r, Donnersberger Brücke – Schlüsselbergstraße 37  hrs
  3. Stuttgart, A8, Möhringen – Leonberg Ost 35  hrs
  4. Stuttgart, B27, Olgaeck – Teiler B10/B27 – 33  hrs
  5. Berlin, B1,  – 27 Stunden
  6. Berlin, Friedrichstraße-Sachsendamm – 26  hrs
  7. Wuppertal, A46, Elberfeld – Höfgen – 26  hrs
  8. Ruhrgebiet, A43, Bochum/Witten – Recklinghausen-Hochlarmark – 26  hrs
  9. Düsseldorf, B1, Vogelsanger Weg – Rheinufertunnel – 25  hrs
  10. Stuttgart, B10, Pragtunnel – Gaisburger Brücke – 25  hrs
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