Germany's top cities for seniors

Seniors-friendly Altenburg

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.
Altenburg is with round about 1,704 points from a maximum of 2,100 the front-runner among Germany's senior-friendly cities. Thalheim/Erzgeb. follows closely with 1,696 points. In third position, also following very closely, is Freiberg with 1,693 points.

Altenburg for elderly people in numbers

Average linear distance to the nearest shop
60m vs. 2.1km
60m vs. 2.1km
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
135m vs. 2.3km
135m vs. 2.3km
Average linear distance to the next pharmacy
448m vs. 5.9km
448m vs. 5.9km
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
383m vs. 3.9km
383m vs. 3.9km
Average number of inhabitants per doctor
2,005 vs. 3,654
2,005 vs. 3,654
Average linear distance to the next dentist
819m vs. 7.8km
819m vs. 7.8km
Average number of inhabitants per shop
118.4 vs. 389
118.4 vs. 389
Average linear distance to the next general practitioner
700m vs. 5.9km
700m vs. 5.9km
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
1.5km vs. 5.9km
1.5km vs. 5.9km
Average number of inhabitants per dentist
4,582 vs. 5,815
4,582 vs. 5,815
Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants older than 65
0.3 vs. 0.7
0.3 vs. 0.7
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
451.7 vs. 654.4
451.7 vs. 654.4
Average number of inhabitants per pharmacy
2,673 vs. 4,034
2,673 vs. 4,034
Inhabitants older than 65 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region
129 vs. 122.1
129 vs. 122.1
People per km²
695.5 vs. 197.5
695.5 vs. 197.5
Average number of inhabitants per supermarket
2,005 vs. 1,867
2,005 vs. 1,867
Share of households without children in the total number of households
72.6% vs. 62%
72.6% vs. 62%
Share of residents older than 65
31% vs. 21%
31% vs. 21%
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)
29.5% vs. 36.2%
29.5% vs. 36.2%
People per km² older than 65 years
215.4 vs. 41.5
215.4 vs. 41.5