Germany's top cities for seniors

Seniors-friendly Thalheim/Erzgeb.

Once we retire, our lives change suddenly and often in dramatic ways. We usually have a lot more free time, our health becomes more important to us and some things become increasingly difficult over time. In some cases, going to the nearest supermarket or visiting the doctor is a real challenge. That is why we paid attention to leisure activities, but also to infrastructure and health care, in the criteria for senior citizens.
Thalheim/Erzgeb. is with round about 1,681 points from a maximum of 2,100 the front-runner among Germany's senior-friendly cities. Altenburg follows closely with 1,675 points. In third position, also following very closely, is Freiberg with 1,672 points.

Thalheim/Erzgeb. for elderly people in numbers

Average number of inhabitants per doctor
465.5 vs. 3,925
465.5 vs. 3,925
Average linear distance to the next general practitioner
273m vs. 6.2km
273m vs. 6.2km
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
126m vs. 2.1km
126m vs. 2.1km
Average number of inhabitants per shop
60.5 vs. 412.5
60.5 vs. 412.5
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
173m vs. 2.3km
173m vs. 2.3km
Average number of inhabitants per dentist
2,017 vs. 6,078
2,017 vs. 6,078
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
662m vs. 3.9km
662m vs. 3.9km
Average linear distance to the next dentist
1.8km vs. 8.2km
1.8km vs. 8.2km
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
318.5 vs. 655.8
318.5 vs. 655.8
Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants older than 65
0.3 vs. 0.7
0.3 vs. 0.7
Inhabitants older than 65 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region
98.3 vs. 122.3
98.3 vs. 122.3
Average number of inhabitants per supermarket
1,009 vs. 1,878
1,009 vs. 1,878
Average number of inhabitants per pharmacy
3,026 vs. 4,014
3,026 vs. 4,014
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
2.5km vs. 5.9km
2.5km vs. 5.9km
Average linear distance to the next pharmacy
2.5km vs. 5.9km
2.5km vs. 5.9km
People per km²
559.5 vs. 197.6
559.5 vs. 197.6
Share of households without children in the total number of households
68.5% vs. 62%
68.5% vs. 62%
Share of residents older than 65
30.9% vs. 21%
30.9% vs. 21%
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)
46.7% vs. 32.8%
46.7% vs. 32.8%
People per km² older than 65 years
172.6 vs. 41.5
172.6 vs. 41.5