Population of Cities in Germany (2018)

3
Over 1 Million
96
100,000 to 1 Million
1531
10,000 to 100,000
  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Munich
  • Koeln
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Essen
  • Stuttgart
  • Dortmund
  • Duesseldorf
  • Bremen
  • Hannover
  • Leipzig
  • Duisburg
  • Nuernberg
  • Dresden
  • Wandsbek
  • Bochum
  • Bochum-Hordel
  • Wuppertal
  • Bielefeld
  • Bonn
  • Mannheim
  • Marienthal
  • Karlsruhe
  • Hamburg-Nord
  • Wiesbaden
  • Muenster
  • Gelsenkirchen
  • Aachen
  • Moenchengladbach
  • Augsburg
  • Eimsbuettel
  • Altona
  • Chemnitz
  • Braunschweig
  • Krefeld
  • Halle (Saale)
  • Hamburg-Mitte
  • Kiel
  • Magdeburg
  • Neue Neustadt
  • Oberhausen
  • Freiburg
  • Luebeck
  • Erfurt
  • Harburg
  • Hagen
  • Rostock
  • Kassel
  • Hamm

Germany's mix of history, culture, industry and beautiful natural scenery have led to rapid growth during the years and one of the largest poplations in the world. Germany has three cities that each have over one million residents, which contributes to the high population numbers. However, it also has small- and medium-sized cities and towns that contribute to its overall population. Almost 100 of the country's cities boast populations of over 100,000, while over 1,500 cities have populations that exceed 10,000 residents. In total, Germany's cities and towns number 2,059 as of early 2016. The cities are divided among the country's 16 federally-desginated states. The state of Bavaria encompasses over 300 cities and towns, while Hamburg and Berlin are made up of just one city each, with both being two of the most populous cities in the country. When it comes to the total size of Germany, it is just the 63rd largest country in the world. which makes its rank as one of the most populous countries even more impressive.

Germany has always had a much higher urban population than those who live in the rural areas. In 1960, just 29 percent of German residents lived in rural areas. In 2015, this number had declined to 25 percent, reflecting an increase in the amount of urbanized space and relocation and immigration to the more developed areas of the county.

Germany has 3 cities with more than a million people, 96 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 1531 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Germany is Berlin, with a population of 3,426,354 people.

Berlin

The capital city is home to residents from over 180 different nations.

3,426,354

Hamburg

This affluent city is a leader in media and transportation.

1,739,117

Munich

This alpha-world city is a popular tourist destination for its attractions, sporting events and Oktoberfest.

1,260,391

Koeln

This major cultural center has over 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries.

963,395

Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt is the site of the world's largest book fair and the world's largest motor show.

650,000

Essen

This city has been named the European Capital City of Culture and the European Green Capital.

593,085

Stuttgart

This city mixes industry with peaceful parks, valleys and vineyards.

589,793

Dortmund

This 'green metropolis' is home to many cultural and educational institutions.

588,462

Duesseldorf

Dusseldorf is home to one of the largest Japanese communities in the country.

573,057

Bremen

This cultural and economic hub has a history dating back to 12,000 BC.

546,501

Name 2018 Population Location
Berlin3,426,354Map
Hamburg1,739,117Map
Munich1,260,391Map
Koeln963,395Map
Frankfurt am Main650,000Map
Essen593,085Map
Stuttgart589,793Map
Dortmund588,462Map
Duesseldorf573,057Map
Bremen546,501Map
Hannover515,140Map
Leipzig504,971Map
Duisburg504,358Map
Nuernberg499,237Map
Dresden486,854Map
Wandsbek411,422Map
Bochum385,729Map
Bochum-Hordel380,000Map
Wuppertal360,797Map
Bielefeld331,906Map
Bonn313,125Map
Mannheim307,960Map
Marienthal287,101Map
Karlsruhe283,799Map
Hamburg-Nord280,000Map
Wiesbaden272,432Map
Muenster270,184Map
Gelsenkirchen270,028Map
Aachen265,208Map
Moenchengladbach261,742Map
Augsburg259,196Map
Eimsbuettel251,907Map
Altona250,192Map
Chemnitz247,220Map
Braunschweig244,715Map
Krefeld237,984Map
Halle (Saale)234,107Map
Hamburg-Mitte233,144Map
Kiel232,758Map
Magdeburg229,826Map
Neue Neustadt226,851Map
Oberhausen219,176Map
Freiburg215,966Map
Luebeck212,207Map
Erfurt203,254Map
Harburg202,571Map
Hagen198,972Map
Rostock198,293Map
Kassel194,501Map
Hamm185,327Map
Mainz184,997Map
Saarbruecken181,227Map
Herne172,108Map
Muelheim171,000Map
Osnabrueck166,462Map
Solingen164,359Map
Ludwigshafen am Rhein163,196Map
Leverkusen162,738Map
Oldenburg159,218Map
Neuss152,457Map
Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk148,878Map
Bezirk Kreuzberg147,532Map
Potsdam145,292Map
Heidelberg143,345Map
Paderborn142,161Map
Darmstadt140,385Map
Wuerzburg133,731Map
Regensburg129,151Map
Wolfsburg123,064Map
Recklinghausen122,438Map
Goettingen122,149Map
Heilbronn120,733Map
Ingolstadt120,658Map
Ulm120,451Map
Bottrop119,909Map
Charlottenburg Bezirk119,857Map
Bergedorf119,665Map
Pforzheim119,313Map
Offenbach119,192Map
Friedrichshain Bezirk117,829Map
Bremerhaven117,446Map
Remscheid117,118Map
Berlin Schoeneberg116,286Map
Schoneberg Bezirk115,976Map
Nippes113,487Map
Reutlingen112,627Map
Furth112,025Map
Moers107,816Map
Koblenz107,319Map
Siegen107,242Map
Bergisch Gladbach106,184Map
Jena104,712Map
Gera104,659Map
Marzahn103,768Map
Hildesheim103,052Map
Erlangen102,675Map
Witten101,247Map
Salzgitter101,079Map
Trier100,129Map
Zwickau98,796Map
Kaiserslautern98,732Map
Iserlohn97,910Map
Schwerin96,641Map
Guetersloh96,180Map
Wilmersdorf Bezirk94,113Map
Dueren93,440Map
Esslingen92,390Map
Ratingen91,606Map
Marl91,398Map
Luenen91,009Map
Hanau am Main88,648Map
Velbert87,669Map
Ludwigsburg87,603Map
Flensburg85,838Map
Gesundbrunnen84,789Map
Cottbus84,754Map
Wilhelmshaven84,393Map
Tuebingen83,416Map
Minden82,879Map
Villingen-Schwenningen81,770Map
Konstanz81,275Map
Mitte81,205Map
Worms81,099Map
Lichterfelde80,149Map
Dorsten79,981Map
Luedenscheid79,386Map
Marburg an der Lahn78,895Map
Neumuenster78,383Map
Wedding Bezirk78,290Map
Castrop-Rauxel77,924Map
Bogenhausen77,542Map
Dessau77,315Map
Gladbeck76,940Map
Arnsberg76,612Map
Rheine76,491Map
Viersen76,153Map
Delmenhorst75,893Map
Reinickendorf75,414Map
Bayreuth75,061Map
Hellersdorf74,847Map
Troisdorf74,749Map
Giessen74,411Map
Bocholt73,943Map
Detmold73,680Map
Steglitz Bezirk72,464Map
Norderstedt71,439Map
Lueneburg71,260Map
Celle71,010Map
Moabit70,911Map
Dinslaken70,573Map
Bamberg70,047Map
Aschaffenburg68,551Map
Neubrandenburg68,082Map
Lippstadt67,219Map
Aalen67,085Map
Neuwied66,805Map
Unna66,734Map
Plauen66,412Map
Herten65,306Map
Herford64,879Map
Grevenbroich64,779Map
Weimar64,727Map
Kerpen64,226Map
Fulda63,760Map
Dormagen63,582Map
Bergheim63,558Map
Garbsen63,355Map
Wesel61,685Map
Kempten (Allgaeu)61,399Map
Schwabisch Gmund61,338Map
Sindelfingen61,311Map
Landshut60,488Map
Rosenheim60,167Map
Kopenick Bezirk60,128Map
Brandenburg an der Havel59,826Map
Ruesselsheim59,730Map
Berlin Koepenick59,561Map
Langenfeld59,378Map
Offenburg59,238Map
Stralsund58,976Map
Stolberg58,874Map
Hameln58,666Map
Zehlendorf Bezirk58,469Map
Menden58,451Map
Friedrichshafen58,403Map
Goeppingen58,040Map
Goerlitz57,751Map
Pankow57,113Map
Hattingen56,866Map
Tempelhof Bezirk56,669Map
Hilden56,565Map
Sankt Augustin56,094Map
Eschweiler55,778Map
Ahlen55,280Map
Bad Salzuflen54,899Map
Euskirchen54,889Map
Meerbusch54,826Map
Wolfenbuettel54,740Map
Huerth54,678Map
Baden-Baden54,239Map
Schweinfurt54,012Map
Neustadt53,984Map
Pulheim53,762Map
Neu-Hohenschoenhausen53,374Map
Gummersbach53,131Map
Waiblingen52,945Map
Nordhorn52,803Map
Greifswald52,731Map
Cuxhaven52,677Map
Wetzlar52,656Map
Bergkamen52,329Map
Bad Homburg vor der Hoehe51,859Map
Willich51,843Map
Frankfurt (Oder)51,691Map
Emden51,526Map
Neu-Ulm51,389Map
Lingen51,310Map
Winterhude51,297Map
Erftstadt51,207Map
Neubrueck51,109Map
Ibbenbueren50,577Map
Passau50,560Map
Langenhagen50,439Map
Schwerte50,399Map
Speyer50,343Map
Heidenheim an der Brenz50,067Map
Berlin Treptow50,000Map
Peine49,953Map
Mariendorf49,917Map
Neunkirchen49,843Map
Bad Oeynhausen49,513Map
Lichtenrade49,489Map
Hof49,239Map
Friedrichsfelde49,109Map
Kleve49,072Map
Ravensburg48,825Map
Frechen48,733Map
Elmshorn48,703Map
Bornheim48,523Map
Soest48,037Map
Rastatt47,906Map
Erkrath47,815Map
Weissensee47,693Map
Stuttgart-Ost47,500Map
Duelmen47,495Map
Frankenthal47,438Map
Herzogenrath47,381Map
Loerrach47,002Map
Albstadt46,664Map
Gotha46,615Map
Melle46,514Map
Alsdorf46,340Map
Boeblingen46,282Map
Gronau46,161Map
Rheda-Wiedenbrueck46,123Map
Neustadt am Ruebenberge45,942Map
Kamen45,927Map
Leonberg45,711Map
Singen45,696Map
Stade45,634Map
Hennef45,409Map
Buende45,403Map
Meiderich45,297Map
Wismar45,255Map
Amberg44,737Map
Erkelenz44,650Map
Homburg44,607Map
Straubing44,580Map
Halle Neustadt44,515Map
Bruehl44,137Map
Fellbach43,935Map
Lehrte43,920Map
Nordhausen43,912Map
Lahr43,863Map
Eisenach43,846Map
Hoyerswerda43,681Map
Freiberg43,670Map
Pirmasens43,582Map
Goslar43,560Map
Filderstadt43,550Map
Suhl43,509Map
Weinheim43,325Map
Rodgau43,315Map
Bad Kreuznach43,213Map
Monheim am Rhein43,038Map
Gifhorn43,000Map
Bruchsal42,785Map
Rottenburg42,721Map
Alt-Hohenschoenhausen42,609Map
Freising42,570Map
Staaken42,566Map
Weiden42,550Map
Kaufbeuren42,505Map
Oberursel42,448Map
Nettetal42,417Map
Kaarst42,112Map
Wunstorf42,080Map
Eberswalde41,980Map
Bautzen41,972Map
Lemgo41,943Map
Coburg41,901Map
Bietigheim-Bissingen41,769Map
Muelheim41,711Map
Landau in der Pfalz41,612Map
Heinsberg41,505Map
Seevetal41,266Map
Lankwitz41,242Map
Koenigswinter41,164Map
Memmingen41,135Map
Voelklingen41,132Map
Borken40,876Map
Rudow40,802Map
Oranienburg40,793Map
Pinneberg40,577Map
Dreieich40,367Map
Pirna40,322Map
Aurich40,319Map
Barmbek-Nord40,261Map
Nurtingen40,210Map
Kirchheim unter Teck40,206Map
Laatzen40,038Map
Hueckelhoven39,828Map
Dachau39,740Map
Halberstadt39,729Map
Schorndorf39,697Map
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz39,557Map
Mettmann39,550Map
Loehne39,521Map
Kamp-Lintfort39,490Map
Britz39,488Map
Bensheim39,439Map
Siegburg39,135Map
Freital39,027Map
Ettlingen38,942Map
Voerde38,759Map
Warendorf38,707Map
Sankt Ingbert38,697Map
Altenburg38,568Map
Schwabach38,554Map
Westend38,501Map
Buckow38,474Map
Saarlouis38,333Map
Maintal38,313Map
Buxtehude38,192Map
Ahaus38,165Map
Muehlhausen38,108Map
Schwedt (Oder)38,001Map
Neustadt/Sued37,939Map
Beckum37,814Map
Haltern37,788Map
Hofheim am Taunus37,750Map
Stendal37,722Map
Wilhelmstadt37,624Map
Hemer37,502Map
Falkensee37,468Map
Buchholz in der Nordheide37,404Map
Riesa37,156Map
Wuerselen37,074Map
Germering36,834Map
Wermelskirchen36,816Map
Leinfelden-Echterdingen36,672Map
Coesfeld36,631Map
Schwaebisch Hall36,543Map
Niederkassel36,480Map
Porta Westfalica36,364Map
Datteln36,338Map
Kempen36,312Map
Lage36,097Map
Lurup36,053Map
Gropiusstadt36,052Map
Backnang35,778Map
Falkenhagener Feld35,742Map
Pasing35,728Map
Wesseling35,665Map
Emsdetten35,582Map
Langen35,416Map
Neu Isenburg35,293Map
Markisches Viertel35,230Map
Zweibruecken35,221Map
Sinsheim35,219Map
Greven35,080Map
Uelzen34,996Map
Bernau bei Berlin34,866Map
Tuttlingen34,847Map
Merseburg34,780Map
Steinfurt34,601Map
Spandau34,506Map
Wernigerode34,463Map
Balingen34,414Map
Schoenebeck34,301Map
Tegel34,287Map
Meppen34,198Map
Papenburg34,117Map
Geldern34,013Map
Kehl34,009Map
Juelich33,911Map
Leer33,886Map
Limburg an der Lahn33,820Map
Goch33,706Map
Ostfildern33,598Map