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City and Country Life

Town Mouse or Country Mouse?

Everyone has their own idea of the best place to live. The Goethe-Institut asked four Germany why they have chosen to live in the countryside or in the city. What about you? Are you a town mouse or country mouse?

Urban versus rural living

77 percent of people live in cities or urban areas, while only 15 percent live in villages with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. But are big cities really thriving and villages are dying out? The situation is not quite that simple. Here are some facts and trends about urban and rural living in Germany.