A man has an unusual way of commuting to work that beats the rush hour traffic every time.

Man avoids rush hour traffic

Man avoids rush hour traffic

Benjamin David, 40, from Munich, regularly swims two kilometres down the river Isar from his apartment in Baldeplatz to his place of work, the Metro Online has reported.

The male became fed up with the conventional methods of travelling and after watching the river flow past his home, which he realised would take him all the way to work, he decided to alternate his route.

David first tried out his idea two years ago, and he believes it was the best decision he has ever made as his journey leaves him feeling ''relaxed and refreshing''.

David ensure his electrical equipment stays dry as he zips up his laptop, suit, mobile phone, and other possessions in a water-proof bag that also acts as buoyancy aid, also known as a Wickelfisch made in Switzerland.