10 Best Places to Retire in Germany

It may never have crossed your mind to retire in Germany. The first thing we think of is the weather. The flat northern part of the country is greatly influenced by the cold North Sea and the very high alps in the south get snowfall most of the winter season. But while it can get downright freezing in the winter, the spring, summer, and fall can be warm and welcoming. No matter what the weather, Germany is a frequent stop for world travelers who are drawn to the charming towns, villages, and even big cities. Insidermonkey experts made a list of the 10 best places to retire in Germany.

Germany is a country of 80 million people, and 21% are over the age of 65. The United Nations lists Germany as having the third-highest number of international migrants world wide. That’s just over 16 million foreign/immigrants, of first or second generation descent. And 96% of those are in western Germany and Berlin. Of those 16 million, almost half have not become German citizens as yet. While the government is dealing with this issue, Germany remains a world superpower, a democracy, the fifth largest economy in the world, and a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals and Germany benefits from a highly skilled workforce. She is the most populous country in the European Union and 16th largest in the world. You can also read our article on the 10 cheapest places to retire abroad.

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