As of January 1, 2018, there are 2,060 towns and cities in Germany. Do you know which one is best for you to live in? Is it Berlin, Munich or Rügen Island?
Have you wondered this? Take this quiz now to find the best pick for you!
Updated the database with the latest public data of 2018
Which of the following would you prefer?
Quiet suburban areas
What kind of scenery do you have around where you live?
A forest park with a man-made lake
A river that runs through the city
Once you decide to move to this new city, what would you do first?
Rent a place to live
Find a job
Contact friends in that city (if there were any)
You're on the train and now pulling into the station in the city where you will begin your new life. As you look up at this new city, your first impression is:
This is an old, rustic city strongly influenced by its long history.
An evolving city with a mix of history and modernity
A bizarre, quirky city filled with new discoveries and challenges
Your wallet is looking thin, so you decide to stay at a cheap hostel for a month. Do you think you will make friends at the hostel during your month's stay?
Yes, and we will stay in contact even after I move out.
If they approach me first, we might become friends.
Probably won't have the chance to make friends. The hostel's just a place to sleep.
Does the hostel have any other occupants staying for a long time?
No, just me.
There are a couple of others who stay at the hostel when they work in the city
The hostel is filled with people like me who plan on living here for a while
If you had a choice to be any of the following, which would you choose?
Graphic novelist (cartoonist, manga artist, comic illustrator)
Singer or Actor
Book store manager or librarian
You now have your dream job, but your work location is a bit far from the hostel. How would you commute to work?
Half an hour on the ferry and half an hour of walking
2 hours on the bus or subway
What would you do about meals?
The cafeteria at work or food trucks nearby
Fast-food restaurants near work. Or if I'm at home I'll order delivery.
Cook at home with healthy ingredients
You're getting settled in at the office and your coworkers invite you to hang out during the weekend. What activity would you prefer?
BBQ by the beach
Surfing the waves
Who do you think should pay for the weekend outing?
The boss should treat us of course!
HR, or whichever department organized the outing.
We should go dutch
Can't stay at the hostel forever, so you decide to rent a place that's not too expensive in the suburbs. Which suburban area would you choose?
An island near the city
On a hill in the suburbs
The beach areas on the edge of the city
You now have a new place, a new job, and you've found a love interest. Life is dandy. Today, your love interest asks you out on a date. Where would you choose to go?
A museum or art gallery
A tourist attraction in the city
The movie theater or mall
Congratulations, you two are now officially a couple! You want to take him or her to visit where you used to live for a long weekend. How would you deal with the costs?
Since I brought it up, I should pay for the trip
I'd offer to pay and then see how he/she reacts
We go dutch on transportation and accommodation, everything else just play it by ear
We'll figure out all the costs and split it down the middle. Either that or he/she pays for everything.
During the trip, you two get into an argument. You are quite upset and decide to leave early on your own. How would you choose to leave?
The earliest train tomorrow.
Call a taxi immediately and leave asap.
The train station is flooded with people and it looks like you'll be in line for a long time to buy a ticket. What would you do?
Nevermind, I'll take a taxi instead.
I'd stay in line.
Finally got a taxi, but the driver says you've got to share with two other passengers. What would you do?
Doesn't matter as long as it gets me out of here.
Not comfortable with that. I'll take the train instead.
WTF! I'm calling the taxi company to report the driver.
Not too long after you went home, he/she calls to apologize. But you're still upset, so you decide to take a vacation to clear your mind. If you didn't have to worry about costs, where would you choose to go?
A sea-side city on the sunny coast of America's west coast
A small quiet town in Japan
A lonely island in Southeast Asia
You are about to leave for your vacation. Before you go, you decide to throw out everything related to your "ex". Where do you throw away these memories?
Into the river in the city
In the trashbin in front of the house
Leipzig00000051°20′N 12°23′E297.8560,472Leipzig has been a trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The city sits at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important medieval trade routes. Leipzig was once one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/1.png
Rügen Island00000054°25′N 13°24′E926.480,000Germany's largest island by area. It is located off the Pomeranian coast in the Baltic Sea and belongs to the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Rügen is very popular as a tourist destination because of its resort architecture, the diverse landscape, and its long, sandy beaches.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/2.png
Cologne00000050°56′N 6°57′E405.021,060,582A 2,000-year-old city spanning the Rhine River in western Germany, is the region’s cultural hub. A landmark of High Gothic architecture set amid reconstructed old town, the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/3.png
Dresden00000051°2′N 13°44′E328.48543,825Capital of the eastern German state of Saxony. Dresden is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. Completed in 1743 and rebuilt after WWII, the baroque church Frauenkirche is famed for its grand dome. The Versailles-inspired Zwinger palace houses museums including Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, exhibiting masterpieces of art like Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna.”//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/4.png
Lubeck00000053°52′N 10°41′E214.21216,253Lübeck is a northern German city distinguished by Brick Gothic architecture, which dates to its time as the medieval capital of the Hanseatic League, a powerful trading confederation. Its symbol is the Holstentor, a red-brick city gate that defended the river-bounded Altstadt (old town). Rebuilt following WW II, the Marienkirche is a 13th–14th-century landmark that widely influenced Northern European church design.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/5.png
Heidelberg00000049°25′N 8°43′E108.84156,267Heidelberg is a town on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany. It’s known for venerable Heidelberg University, founded in the 14th century. Gothic Heiliggeistkirche church towers over the cafe-lined Marktplatz, a town square in the Altstadt (Old Town). The red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a noted example of Renaissance architecture, stand on Königstuhl hill.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/6.png
Neuschwanstein Castle000000508105.410,516,110A 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/7.png
Munich00000048°8′N 11°34′E310.71,450,381Munich is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th largest city in the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 6 million people.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/8.png
Berlin00000052°31′N 13°23′E891.683,520,031Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany. Berlin is the second most populous city proper in the European Union. Berlin is behind London and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has roughly 6 million residents from more than 180 nations. und one-third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/9.png
Frankfurt00000050°7′N 8°41′E248.31732,688Frankfurt, a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that's home to the European Central Bank. It's the birthplace of famed writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum. Like much of the city, it was damaged during World War II and later rebuilt. The reconstructed Altstadt (Old Town) is the site of Römerberg, a square that hosts an annual Christmas market.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/10.png
Hamburg00000053°33′N 10°0′E755.31,787,408Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It's crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of parkland. Near its core, Inner Alster lake is dotted with boats and surrounded by cafes. The city's central Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the Neustadt (new town) with the Altstadt (old town), home to landmarks like 18th-century St. Michael’s Church.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/11.png
Düsseldorf00000051°14′N 6°47′E217.41612,178Düsseldorf is a city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. It's divided by the Rhine River, with its Altstadt (Old Town) on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west. In the Altstadt, St. Lambertus Church and Schlossturm (Castle Tower) both date to the 13th century. Streets such as Königsallee and Schadowstrasse are lined with boutique shops.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/12.png
Stuttgart00000048°47′N 9°11′E207.35623,738Stuttgart, capital of southwest Germany’s Baden-Württemberg state, is known as a manufacturing hub. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have headquarters and museums here. The city is filled with greenspaces, which wrap around its center. Popular parks include the Schlossgarten, Rosensteinpark and Killesbergpark. Wilhelma, one of the largest zoos and botanical gardens in Europe, is just northeast of Rosenstein Castle.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/13.png
Dortmund00000051°31′N 7°28′E280.71586,181Dortmund is a city in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. It's known for its Westfalen Stadium, home to the Borussia soccer team. Nearby Westfalen Park is marked by the Florian Tower, with its observation platform. The Dortmund U-Tower is topped by a huge letter U and houses Museum Ostwall’s contemporary art exhibits. Rombergpark botanical garden has local trees and greenhouses with cacti and tropical plants.//www.arealme.com/which-german-city-should-i-live-in/show/14.png