How green are Germany's cities?

Cities all over the world need to become more sustainable: here are Germany's top 5 in 5 interesting categories.

Cycling
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Sustainability is the topic of the future for cities worldwide. Would you like to know more about the situation in Germany? Here you can find the top 5 cities in five interesting categories.

The 5 greenest cities in Germany

A recent study looks at how much of each city's total area is made up of green areas such as parks, fields and gardens. It was compiled by the City Mayors' Foundation.

  population  green space
1. Siegen 110,000 86 percent
2. Göttingen 117,000 85 percent
3. Bergisch Gladbach 112,000 84 percent
4. Salzgitter 104,000 84 percent
5. Pforzheim 126,000 83 percent


Und die großen Städte?
 

  population  green space
39. Hamburg 1,851,000 71 percent
45. Stuttgart 630,000 70 percent
63. Berlin 3,664,000 59 percent
67. Frankfurt 764,000 58 percent
74. Munich 1,488,000 50 percent

 

The 5 most bicycle-friendly cities

According to a survey by the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC). Points awarded from one (best) to six (worst).

Total (over 100,000 inhabitants)

  points
1. Karlsruhe 3.07
2. Münster 3.17
3. Göttingen 3.27
4. Erlangen 3.29
5. Heidelberg 3.35
Freiburg 3.35


Und die großen Städte?

  points
1. Bremen 3.57
2. Hanover 3.67
3. Frankfurt 3.52
4. Munich 3.84
5. Leipzig 3.85

 

Bremen is one of the best places for cycling: for example, it's a nice ride along the river embankment to the Weser stadium
Bremen is one of the best places for cycling: for example, it's a nice ride along the river embankment to the Weser stadium
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The 5 most bicycle-friendly cities

According to the Sustainability Index of the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (Institute of German Private Enterprise, IW)
 

1. Wolfsburg
2. Erlangen
3. Ingolstadt
4. Heidelberg
5. Ulm


The 5 cities with the best air quality

Analysed by the Institute of German Private Enterprise
 

1. Erfurt
2. Salzgitter
3. Kaiserslautern
4. Jena
5. Hanover region


The 5 cities with the most electric vehicle-charging stations

Relative to the number of inhabitants. Analysed by the Institute of German Private Enterprise
 

1. Wolfsburg
2. Ingolstadt
3. Regensburg
4. Heilbronn
5. Salzgitter


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