Away from big cities

Stadt und Land
Germany is more than Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Things that make smaller towns and cities attractive.
Agricultural machinery specialist: Ann-Christin Kahler
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On the air in the country

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The farmer Sebastian Heilmann
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With an eye for sustainability

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Topic of the week: New country life

New prospects

Susanne Dähner of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development explains why rural life in Germany is becoming more attractive.

Do you prefer living in the city to in the country?

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The writer Juli Zeh
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Getting out of the filter bubble

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loves big city life
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Where young Germans would most like to live

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Quick facts
77
percent

of Germans live in cities or urban areas.

15
percent

of Germans live in villages with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants.

79
large cities

are to be found in Germany. These are cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants.

4
very large cities

with over a million inhabitants are to be found in Germany: Berlin (3.5 m), Hamburg (1.7 m), Munich (1.4 m) and Cologne (1.05 m)

9
people

live in Germany’s smallest independent municipality, Hallig Gröde.

44
percent

of Germans would prefer to live in the countryside.

Is country life better than city life?

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Urban versus rural living

Big cities are thriving and villages are dying out? The situation is not quite that simple. Here are some facts and trends about urban and rural living in Germany.
Germany’s villages: a delightful environment in which to live.
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Nine reasons why villages should be saved

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Stadtleben
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What will the city of tomorrow be like?

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Lots of new neighbours

Altena has taken far more refugees than it was assigned, and has integrated them in exemplary fashion – even winning an award from the German chancellor in the process.

Where German people live

A glance at the map of Europe’s most populous country shows that Germany’s 82 million inhabitants live in a multitude of different towns and communities.
The returnee: Stephanie Auras-Lehmann
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From New York to Finsterwalde

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