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

Doctor density
Average number of inhabitants per doctor
465.5 vs. 3,925
465.5 vs. 3,925
Linear distance to general practitioner
Average linear distance to the next general practitioner
273m vs. 6.2km
273m vs. 6.2km
Linear distance to shop
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
126m vs. 2.1km
126m vs. 2.1km
Shop density
Average number of inhabitants per shop
60.5 vs. 412.5
60.5 vs. 412.5
Linear distance to restaurant
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
173m vs. 2.3km
173m vs. 2.3km
Dentist density
Average number of inhabitants per dentist
2,017 vs. 6,078
2,017 vs. 6,078
Linear distance to supermarket
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
662m vs. 3.9km
662m vs. 3.9km
Linear distance to dentist
Average linear distance to the next dentist
1.8km vs. 8.2km
1.8km vs. 8.2km
Restaurant density
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
318.5 vs. 655.8
318.5 vs. 655.8
Violent crime elderly people
Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants older than 65
0.3 vs. 0.7
0.3 vs. 0.7
Gastronomy for elderly people
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
Supermarket Density
Average number of inhabitants per supermarket
1,009 vs. 1,878
1,009 vs. 1,878
Pharmacy density
Average number of inhabitants per pharmacy
3,026 vs. 4,014
3,026 vs. 4,014
Linear distance to public swimming
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
2.5km vs. 5.9km
2.5km vs. 5.9km
Linear distance to pharmacy
Average linear distance to the next pharmacy
2.5km vs. 5.9km
2.5km vs. 5.9km
Low population density
People per km²
559.5 vs. 197.6
559.5 vs. 197.6
Households without children
Share of households without children in the total number of households
68.5% vs. 62%
68.5% vs. 62%
Residents older than 65
Share of residents older than 65
30.9% vs. 21%
30.9% vs. 21%
Recreation & leisure areas
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%
Population density older than 65
People per km² older than 65 years
172.6 vs. 41.5
172.6 vs. 41.5