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.
is with round about 1,813 points from a
maximum of 2,200
the front-runner among Germany's family-friendly cities.
follows closely with 1,797 points.
In third position, also following very closely, is
Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab
with 1,793 points.