Germany's top cities for families

Germany's top cities for families

Parents always want the best for their children. The question often arises as to where life is better. There is a choice between life in a bustling big city with all its possibilities, a quieter small town or in the countryside. All these places have their advantages and disadvantages. The prerequisites for a decent life and thus the selection of the place of residence are often the job opportunities. So, if you want to make a career, you are often better off in the city. The choice of professional opportunities is greater and the workplace is usually easily accessible. Of course, traffic congestion should be considered, and a city is not particularly well suited to those seeking peace and quiet. So, the living conditions are also very important for the decision.

Which cities are considered particularly family-friendly?

For parents, very special criteria for a family-friendly environment usually apply. These include, for example, offers for qualified child care, a large selection of schools, leisure facilities or possibly a necessary all-day care. Supermarkets, pharmacies or an adequate selection of doctors should also be available. According to recent studies, as attractive cities for families were identified for example Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Hanover or Frankfurt. These cities are actually among the top metropolises in Germany. Those who prefer a more tranquil setting can also do well in a smaller town with children. A small town often offers cheaper living space, quicker access to schools or leisure facilities, and a more manageable environment. For this reason, many parents also opt for a smaller city. According to a ranking, places such as Passau, Bayreuth, Freising, Ilmenau or Traunstein are in first place. In smaller towns, safety is often greater and, depending on the location, an attractive range of leisure activities may also be possible. This includes, for example, horseback riding or traditional crafts.

The advantages of living in a small town or in the countryside

Living in a big city can mean a lot of comfort for families with children. In addition to a wide range of leisure activities with cinemas, museums or music schools, a variety of educational opportunities are often available. However, all this is of no use if the general safety is possibly no longer given or a great anonymity affects the quality of life. Here, attractive small towns offer favorable alternatives. A fast transport connection to a large city is particularly advantageous for a rural location. In this way, the rural tranquility can be combined with the offerings of a larger city. Family-friendly small towns also often offer a better social environment. Keeping larger pets can also provide a lot of enjoyment.

Family-friendly Aichach

Aichach is with round about 1,827 points from a maximum of 2,200 the front-runner among Germany's family-friendly cities. Erding follows closely with 1,817 points. In third position, also following very closely, is Cham with 1,810 points.

Aichach for families in numbers

Criminal offenses per 100 inhabitants
2.4 vs. 4.7
2.4 vs. 4.7
Average linear distance to the next dentist
620m vs. 7.8km
620m vs. 7.8km
Average number of inhabitants per shop
83.1 vs. 389
83.1 vs. 389
Inhabitants aged under 18 or between 30 and 50 years per public swimming pool in this region
598.5 vs. 1,675
598.5 vs. 1,675
Average linear distance to the next general practitioner
622m vs. 5.9km
622m vs. 5.9km
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
721m vs. 5.9km
721m vs. 5.9km
Average number of inhabitants per dentist
2,143 vs. 5,815
2,143 vs. 5,815
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
568m vs. 3.9km
568m vs. 3.9km
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
426m vs. 2.1km
426m vs. 2.1km
Average linear distance to the nearest kindergarten
956m vs. 4.3km
956m vs. 4.3km
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
520m vs. 2.3km
520m vs. 2.3km
Children under 18 years per playground
102.8 vs. 144.8
102.8 vs. 144.8
Average number of pupils per school in this region
78.8 vs. 183
78.8 vs. 183
Average number of children younger than 6 years per kindergarten in this region
74.5 vs. 115.9
74.5 vs. 115.9
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
437.4 vs. 654.4
437.4 vs. 654.4
Average linear distance to the nearest school
1.3km vs. 3.4km
1.3km vs. 3.4km
Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)
0.2 vs. 0.3
0.2 vs. 0.3
Share of family households with children in the total number of households
35.7% vs. 29.9%
35.7% vs. 29.9%
Share of residents in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)
44.7% vs. 42.3%
44.7% vs. 42.3%
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)
47.7% vs. 36.2%
47.7% vs. 36.2%
Restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, caf├ęs etc in this region 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)
0.6 vs. 0.6
0.6 vs. 0.6
Movie theaters, theaters and museums per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)
0.042 vs. 0.044
0.042 vs. 0.044