Population of Cities in Germany (2017)

3
Over 1 Million
96
100,000 to 1 Million
1526
10,000 to 100,000

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 1526 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

Dusseldorf

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 2017 Population
Berlin3,426,354
Hamburg1,739,117
Munich1,260,391
Koeln963,395
Frankfurt am Main650,000
Essen593,085
Stuttgart589,793
Dortmund588,462
Dusseldorf573,057
Bremen546,501
Hannover515,140
Leipzig504,971
Duisburg504,358
Nuernberg499,237
Dresden486,854
Wandsbek411,422
Bochum385,729
Bochum-Hordel380,000
Wuppertal360,797
Bielefeld331,906
Bonn313,125
Mannheim307,960
Marienthal287,101
Karlsruhe283,799
Hamburg-Nord280,000
Wiesbaden272,432
Muenster270,184
Gelsenkirchen270,028
Aachen265,208
Monchengladbach261,742
Augsburg259,196
Eimsbuettel251,907
Altona250,192
Chemnitz247,220
Braunschweig244,715
Halle Neustadt240,000
Krefeld237,984
Halle (Saale)234,107
Hamburg-Mitte233,144
Kiel232,758
Magdeburg229,826
Neue Neustadt226,851
Oberhausen219,176
Freiburg215,966
Luebeck212,207
Erfurt203,254
Harburg202,571
Hagen198,972
Rostock198,293
Kassel194,501
Hamm185,327
Mainz184,997
Saarbrucken181,227
Herne172,108
Muelheim (Ruhr)171,000
Osnabrueck166,462
Solingen164,359
Ludwigshafen am Rhein163,196
Leverkusen162,738
Oldenburg159,218
Neuss152,457
Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk148,878
Bezirk Kreuzberg147,532
Potsdam145,292
Heidelberg143,345
Paderborn142,161
Darmstadt140,385
Wuerzburg133,731
Regensburg129,151
Wolfsburg123,064
Recklinghausen122,438
Goettingen122,149
Heilbronn120,733
Ingolstadt120,658
Ulm120,451
Bottrop119,909
Charlottenburg Bezirk119,857
Bergedorf119,665
Pforzheim119,313
Offenbach119,192
Friedrichshain Bezirk117,829
Bremerhaven117,446
Remscheid117,118
Berlin Schoeneberg116,286
Schoneberg Bezirk115,976
Nippes113,487
Reutlingen112,627
Furth112,025
Moers107,816
Koblenz107,319
Siegen107,242
Bergisch Gladbach106,184
Jena104,712
Gera104,659
Marzahn103,768
Hildesheim103,052
Erlangen102,675
Witten101,247
Trier100,129
Zwickau98,796
Kaiserslautern98,732
Iserlohn97,910
Schwerin96,641
Guetersloh96,180
Wilmersdorf Bezirk94,113
Dueren93,440
Esslingen92,390
Ratingen91,606
Marl91,398
Lunen91,009
Hanau am Main88,648
Velbert87,669
Ludwigsburg87,603
Flensburg85,838
Gesundbrunnen84,789
Cottbus84,754
Wilhelmshaven84,393
Tuebingen83,416
Minden82,879
Villingen-Schwenningen81,770
Konstanz81,275
Mitte81,205
Worms81,099
Lichterfelde80,149
Dorsten79,981
Luedenscheid79,386
Marburg an der Lahn78,895
Neumunster78,383
Wedding Bezirk78,290
Castrop-Rauxel77,924
Bogenhausen77,542
Dessau77,315
Gladbeck76,940
Arnsberg76,612
Rheine76,491
Viersen76,153
Delmenhorst75,893
Reinickendorf75,414
Bayreuth75,061
Hellersdorf74,847
Troisdorf74,749
Giessen74,411
Bocholt73,943
Detmold73,680
Steglitz Bezirk72,464
Norderstedt71,439
Lueneburg71,260
Celle71,010
Moabit70,911
Dinslaken70,573
Bamberg70,047
Aschaffenburg68,551
Neubrandenburg68,082
Lippstadt67,219
Aalen67,085
Neuwied66,805
Unna66,734
Plauen66,412
Herten65,306
Herford64,879
Grevenbroich64,779
Weimar64,727
Kerpen64,226
Fulda63,760
Dormagen63,582
Bergheim63,558
Garbsen63,355
Wesel61,685
Kempten (Allgaeu)61,399
Schwabisch Gmund61,338
Sindelfingen61,311
Landshut60,488
Rosenheim60,167
Kopenick Bezirk60,128
Brandenburg an der Havel59,826
Russelsheim59,730
Berlin Koepenick59,561
Langenfeld59,378
Offenburg59,238
Stralsund58,976
Stolberg58,874
Hameln58,666
Zehlendorf Bezirk58,469
Menden58,451
Friedrichshafen58,403
Goeppingen58,040
Goerlitz57,751
Pankow57,113
Hattingen56,866
Tempelhof Bezirk56,669
Hilden56,565
Sankt Augustin56,094
Eschweiler55,778
Ahlen55,280
Bad Salzuflen54,899
Euskirchen54,889
Meerbusch54,826
Wolfenbuettel54,740
Hurth54,678
Baden-Baden54,239
Schweinfurt54,012
Neustadt53,984
Pulheim53,762
Neu-Hohenschoenhausen53,374
Gummersbach53,131
Waiblingen52,945
Nordhorn52,803
Greifswald52,731
Cuxhaven52,677
Wetzlar52,656
Bergkamen52,329
Bad Homburg vor der Hoehe51,859
Willich51,843
Frankfurt (Oder)51,691
Emden51,526
Neu-Ulm51,389
Lingen51,310
Winterhude51,297
Erftstadt51,207
Neubrueck51,109
Ibbenburen50,577
Passau50,560
Langenhagen50,439
Schwerte50,399
Speyer50,343
Heidenheim an der Brenz50,067
Berlin Treptow50,000
Peine49,953
Mariendorf49,917
Neunkirchen49,843
Bad Oeynhausen49,513
Lichtenrade49,489
Hof49,239
Friedrichsfelde49,109
Kleve49,072
Ravensburg48,825
Frechen48,733
Elmshorn48,703
Bornheim48,523
Soest48,037
Rastatt47,906
Erkrath47,815
Weissensee47,693
Stuttgart-Ost47,500
Dulmen47,495
Frankenthal47,438
Herzogenrath47,381
Loerrach47,002
Albstadt46,664
Gotha46,615
Melle46,514
Alsdorf46,340
Boeblingen46,282
Gronau46,161
Rheda-Wiedenbruck46,123
Neustadt am Rubenberge45,942
Kamen45,927
Leonberg45,711
Singen45,696
Stade45,634
Hennef45,409
Buende45,403
Meiderich45,297
Wismar45,255
Amberg44,737
Erkelenz44,650
Homburg44,607
Straubing44,580
Bruhl44,137
Fellbach43,935
Lehrte43,920
Nordhausen43,912
Lahr43,863
Eisenach43,846
Hoyerswerda43,681
Freiberg43,670
Pirmasens43,582
Goslar43,560
Filderstadt43,550
Suhl43,509
Weinheim43,325
Rodgau43,315
Bad Kreuznach43,213
Monheim am Rhein43,038
Gifhorn43,000
Bruchsal42,785
Rottenburg42,721
Alt-Hohenschoenhausen42,609
Freising42,570
Staaken42,566
Weiden42,550
Kaufbeuren42,505
Oberursel42,448
Nettetal42,417
Kaarst42,112
Wunstorf42,080
Eberswalde41,980
Bautzen41,972
Lemgo41,943
Coburg41,901
Bietigheim-Bissingen41,769
Muelheim41,711
Landau in der Pfalz41,612
Langenhorn41,560
Heinsberg41,505
Seevetal41,266
Lankwitz41,242
Konigswinter41,164
Memmingen41,135
Volklingen41,132
Borken40,876
Rudow40,802
Oranienburg40,793
Pinneberg40,577
Dreieich40,367
Pirna40,322
Aurich40,319
Barmbek-Nord40,261
Nurtingen40,210
Kirchheim unter Teck40,206
Laatzen40,038
Huckelhoven39,828
Dachau39,740
Halberstadt39,729
Schorndorf39,697
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz39,557
Mettmann39,550
Loehne39,521
Kamp-Lintfort39,490
Britz39,488
Bensheim39,439
Siegburg39,135
Freital39,027
Ettlingen38,942
Voerde38,759
Warendorf38,707
Sankt Ingbert38,697
Altenburg38,568
Schwabach38,554
Westend38,501
Buckow38,474
Saarlouis38,333
Maintal38,313
Buxtehude38,192
Ahaus38,165
Muehlhausen38,108
Schwedt (Oder)38,001
Neustadt/Sued37,939
Beckum37,814
Haltern37,788
Hofheim am Taunus37,750
Stendal37,722
Wilhelmstadt37,624
Hemer37,502
Falkensee37,468
Buchholz in der Nordheide37,404
Riesa37,156
Wurselen37,074
Germering36,834
Wermelskirchen36,816
Leinfelden-Echterdingen36,672
Coesfeld36,631
Schwaebisch Hall36,543
Niederkassel36,480
Porta Westfalica36,364
Datteln36,338
Kempen36,312
Lage36,097
Gropiusstadt36,052
Backnang35,778
Falkenhagener Feld35,742
Pasing35,728
Wesseling35,665
Emsdetten35,582
Langen35,416
Neu Isenburg35,293
Markisches Viertel35,230
Zweibrucken35,221
Sinsheim35,219
Greven35,080
Uelzen34,996
Bernau bei Berlin34,866
Tuttlingen34,847
Merseburg34,780
Steinfurt34,601
Spandau34,506
Wernigerode34,463
Balingen34,414
Schonebeck34,301
Tegel34,287
Meppen34,198
Papenburg34,117
Geldern34,013
Kehl34,009
Julich33,911
Leer33,886
Limburg an der Lahn33,820
Goch33,706
Ostfildern33,598
Furstenwalde33,539