Life is best here with children: Small town in Upper Bavaria wins ranking
Created: 11/28/2022, 6:13 p.m
By: Tanja Kipke
Most family-friendly small towns in Germany: Bavaria occupies 14 of the top 30 places in the Contor and Kommunal ranking.
First place goes to Upper Bavaria.
Munich – Bavaria's small towns have what it takes.
This was already shown by the ranking of the most livable small towns in Germany by the magazine
, in which the Free State took a whopping 23 out of 30 places.
Grünwald won the evaluation in the summer.
examined Germany's small towns for their family friendliness.
Again Bavaria is represented with numerous places in the ranking.
This time with 14 cities in the top 30.
Small town ranking 2022 in Bavaria: Life here is best with children
As in the last ranking, first place goes to Upper Bavaria.
The Contor-Regio-Analysis examined 897 small German towns with populations between 10,000 and 20,000 people.
First of all, the factors that make towns and communities attractive for families were considered.
The following points were included in the rating of the “most family-friendly small town”:
Highest possible proportion of young people/ High birth rate
Sufficient transport infrastructure (close to the motorway, good ICE connection)
Sufficient free and above all affordable living space
The lowest possible school drop-out rate among children and young people
“Some prosperity” of the city and low unemployment rate
The most family-friendly small town: Upper Bavarian Eichstätt with its 13,000 inhabitants.
© Armin Weigel/dpa
After evaluating all the indicators, a winner was clear: according to the study, Eichstätt is the most family-friendly small town in Germany.
The town of 13,000 is located in the middle of the Altmühlthal Nature Park.
"Every fifth resident in the town is younger than 20 years, the unemployment rate is just over one percent, the number of existing and also newly built apartments is well above the German average," summarizes
Small town ranking 2022: 13 more Bavarian towns in the top 30
Not only Eichstätt is an ideal place to raise your children.
There are also ten other Bavarian towns in the top 30 small towns:
Rank 7: Mindelheim
Rank 9: Marktheidenfeld
Rank 11: Immenstadt in the Allgäu
Rank 12: Gaimersheim
Rank 13: Cham
Rank 17: Donauwörth
Rank 18: feet
Rank 20: Rainfall
Rank 21: Karlstadt
Rank 23: Prien am Chiemsee
Rank 26: Rain
Rank 27: Goldbach
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Three of these cities are in Lower Franconia, five in Swabia, three in Upper Bavaria and three in Lower Bavaria.
If you take a look at the other federal states, it is immediately clear that most of the small towns that radiate family friendliness are in Bavaria.
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