If Germany is on your shortlist for your golden years, we have the 10 best places to retire in Germany.
While Europe’s fourth largest country is a top choice for many expats, Germany is yet to be discovered as a prime retirement destination. When it comes to retirements, Spain and Portugal, and even Croatia, take the chunk of expat retirees. Besides, with its four seasons, it just does not suit the preferences of retirees looking to escape to a land of eternal summer – or at least with more than 50% sunshine in a year.
But if what qualifies as your ideal retirement destination is one country that offers culture, safety, first world perks, recreation, great healthcare, and one where you can maximize your cashed out retirement funds and pension, then Germany is definitely worth a second look. It also helps that being in Germany means traveling all over Europe is a train ride away, that there is already a vibrant, existing expat community all over the country, and finding someone who speaks English is not difficult. Germany also offers easier deals for expats who are coming to the country to retire unlike those who come to work.
Cost-wise, Germany can hardly make it to the 10 cheapest places to retire abroad. With the strength of the Euro and the economic stability of the country, some things are bound to be on the more expensive side. Nevertheless, the country does not fall short on the good and the fun things that retirees need to make the most of their golden years.
In coming up with this list of the 10 best places to retire in Germany, we took suggestions from sources like Expatica, Live Like a German, and The Local. The cities here have been ranked according to a couple of criteria: ease of access for seniors, availability of healthcare facilities, expat friendliness, safety, environment, and availability of senior-friendly recreation.
Itching to find out which German cities made it to our list? Read on to find out!