Germany States - How To Choose For Life

Germany States - How To Choose For Life


29 December 2022 5 min read
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The federal republic of Germany is a western European country with a landscape full of rivers, mountains, forests, and mountain ranges. The government is well known for its long and rich history, cars, cathedrals and monuments, castles, football, food, and beer!


The 16 states of Germany include the free regions, which include Bavaria, Saxony, and Thuringia. The three city provinces include Berlin, Hamburg, and Bremen. The others are called "area states."

The 16 federal states of Germany


Bayern (Bavaria), Lower Saxony, and Baden-Württemberg are the most extensive German federal states, and Bremen is the smallest. Each of these territories is unique, different, and amazing all together. 


Let's learn about them!

1. Berlin

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The state of Berlin is the German capital and the largest city. With its 3.4 million inhabitants, Berlin is a magnet for expatriates with its unique, vibrant, creative scene, job opportunities, research infrastructure, modern technology and openness to innovation.

2. Baden-Württemberg

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The Baden-Württemberg district in Germany is the birthplace of Mercedes- Benz. It is the ultimate industrial place in the country, with high economic strength and low unemployment levels.


With various sceneries such as L. Constance and the Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg has high-quality food. Let's not forget that the excellent food, field charm, natural topography, and rich culture make this sector a significant tourist attraction.

3. Bavaria

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The Bavaria province consists of small medieval towns and vibrant cities, making it a truly fascinating place. The pretty terrains, clear air, national parks, mysterious forests, and snow-capped peaks make Bavaria state even more attractive. 


The labor market provides opportunities for far-reaching executives providing a booming economy. Additionally, it has many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a global focus and renowned businesses. 


Most popularly known for Oktoberfest, Bavaria connects people with its cultural wealth.

4. Brandenburg

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Located at the center of major European routes, Brandenburg is an industrial old German state. Despite being the least densely populated zone in the country, with more than 400 companies, Brandenburg is a dynamic neighborhood with a lot to offer to people of different career backgrounds. Brandenburg prides itself on providing opportunities to both national and wide-ranging workers.


Even more interesting is that it has 3,000 lakes and an inviting natural environment, making it an excellent quarter for recreation and leisure. 

5. Bremen

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The province of Bremen is on the Northern side of Germany, the smallest block and less popular. This locality is a magnet for professional ex-pats as it has performance-driven businesses, research institutions, and innovative, creative, but laid-back persons. 


The Bremen technology park has more than 550 companies. Furthermore, it has a mercantile history stretching back 100 years, with museums, galleries, and medieval architecture.

6. Hamburg

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This green city is the second-biggest city and 2nd smallest district in the German Bundesland. Located close to the sea, Hamburg is a port city with ships from around the globe finding their way here. It comprises international flair and a comparatively young population from around the world.


Hamburg prides itself in its economic performance, above-average income levels, and high level of education. Additionally, it is home to 500,000 companies with around 1.9 million jobs; this state is perfect for different pro workers and is home to universal trade.

7. Hesse

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Located centrally, Hesse is home to the most significant European airport. It has an excellent transport network with intercontinental industrial companies and is the heart of European markets.


Hesse ground is also known for excellent wines harvested from the famous Rheingau Vineyards. There is also more to enjoy here, such as the scenic nature reserves, historical castles, and palaces.

8. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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The northeasternmost federal state in Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, sometimes anglicized to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It consists of the attractive Baltic seaside, clear lakes, open fields, untouched nature, maritime flair, and lots of space. These make it the perfect place to live for you and your family.


This locale is a healthy mix of innovative, future-oriented, dynamic global players, SMEs, and traditional businesses. And thus, it is an exciting and opportunistic community for skilled workers.

9. Lower Saxony

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Lower Saxony is this republic's second-largest province; its capital Hanover is the world's leading trade fair venue.


It has strong companies, innovative minds, and excellent research institutes, making it an ideal location for business and research. 


This part is even more unique because it has mountains, a sea, lovely land between Ems and Elbe Rivers, skiing slopes, and North Sea resorts. The availability of plenty of fun and relaxing leisure activities makes this domain an excellent life quality.

10. North Rhine-Westphalia

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The North Rhine-Westphalia is a diverse state with vibrant business centers and bustling cities, and it is the utmost robust industrial turf in the world. This state casts off coal and steel to embrace high technology and services. Additionally, it has a vibrant, peaceful, and natural panorama.


Most ex-pats are known to settle in this realm as it has the uttermost extensive cultural attractions, including UNESCO world heritage sites.

11. Rhineland-Palatinate

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Rhineland-Palatinate is one of Europe's high-tech territories southwest of the state. It is an excellent state with above-average economic power, high quality of life, and a focus on export activities. It also has a family-friendly infrastructure, including excellent schools, universities, and other educational institutions.


The romantic castles and happy people are just the icings on the cake. The appealing cultural outlook – the Rhine and Moselle rivers make it even more attractive. It's also the maximum forested state in the nation and the leading producer of wine. 

12. Saarland

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Located Southwest of Germany and bordering France and Luxembourg, Saarland has eye-catching landscapes for cycling tours and a variety of familiar friendly routes along river valleys and cross-border trips.


Having evolved from a traditional mining and steel location into a modern international business world, Saarland is proliferating. The low cost of living, short distances, and friendly people make this place close to foreigners.

13. Saxony-Anhalt

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The world's highest concentration of UNESCO world heritage sites, Saxony-Anhalt, is located in the heart of Germany and Europe. The modern local businesses, research facilities, and academies create a lively and innovative climate.


Most ex-pats choose to live in this zone due to the low living costs, high-quality standards, rich culture, and diversity. The companies in this scope offer support services for immigrants.

14. Saxony

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Its excellent location makes it the best state for global companies to invest in, which has developed the area dynamically.


Saxony boasts the highest number of graduate students with degrees in manufacturing, engineering, and construction each year.

15. Schleswig-Holstein

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True North of Germany offers interracial professionals a chance to realize their dreams. The white collar environment, strong middle class, and worldwide successful companies create job opportunities for proficients.


Schleswig-Holstein prides itself on an excellent environmental network and offers flat hierarchies, fast promotion opportunities, and family-friendly working models. The numerous projects and initiatives are good conditions for entering the job market and further skillful training.


The North and Baltic Seas are great for long walks or water sports such as kiteboarding and sailing.

16. Thuringia

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Thuringia is the most dynamic dominion in the country. It has high growth rates due to the innovation of small and medium-sized companies, which have quickly adapted to new market developments. The innovations have offered high job security for employers. 


Thuringia is rich in quality of life, culturally diverse, family-friendly, and modern; it is a lovely place to work and live with family.

Welcome to Germany, the land of ideas! Discussed above are all 16 German districts and what they offer. Whether you want to visit, relocate, or see temporarily, you know which section calls out to you.

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