Large cities in Germany (up to 500,000 inhabitants): Where to invest? – Lukinski Rating

Lukinski Rating for Major Cities in Germany – Often more interesting than the metropolises, the numerous major cities in Germany. From east (Leipzig) to west (Bonn), north (Rostock) and south (Nuremberg). Here you will find good yield properties with A and B ratings. Here you will find the individual evaluation for cities in Germany from 100,000 to 500,000 inhabitants.

Major cities in Germany: Rating

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List: Attractiveness of location / major cities

List of all 67 major cities (100,000 – 500,000 inhabitants), sorted alphabetically. You can take the exact rating to compare the column “Value”. You can find the general rating under “Grade”. “Short-term” refers to the trend of the last 10 years, long-term considers the last 30 years.

City BL Rating
Note Value Short Term Long-term
Duisburg NRW D- -1,8 D- C
Bochum NRW D- -4,8 D- D-
Wuppertal NRW D- -1,7 D- C
Bielefeld NRW B- 3,5 B B-
Bonn NRW B+ 5 A+ C
Munster NRW A+ 13,7 A+ A+
Mannheim BW D -0,8 D D-
Karlsruhe BW A- 6,6 A+ B
Augsburg BA A+ 11,4 A+ A+
Wiesbaden HE C+ 2,8 A- C-
Mönchengladbach NRW C- 0,5 C- C-
Gelsenkirchen NRW D- -4,2 D- C-
Aachen NRW D- -1,7 C+ D-
Brunswick NS D- -1,5 D- D
Kiel SH C+ 2,1 C- C+
Chemnitz SA D- -6,5 D- C-
Halle (Saale) SA D- -8,8 D- C+
Magdeburg SA D- -4,9 D- C
Freiburg im Breisgau BW A 7,7 A+ C+
Krefeld NRW D- -4,9 D- D-
Mainz RLP A+ 11,3 A+ A
Lübeck SH C 1,9 C- C+
Erfurt TH B- 3,4 C+ B
Oberhausen NRW D- -3,3 D- D-
Rostock MVP D- -4,2 D- B-
Kassel HE C+ 3 B- C+
Hagen NRW D- -4,5 D- C-
Potsdam BR A+ 17 A+ A+
Saarbrücken SAA D -1 D- C+
Hamm NRW D- -1,2 D D-
Ludwigshafen on the Rhine RLP B+ 5,2 B+ B
Mülheim an der Ruhr NRW C- 0,1 D- C+
Oldenburg NS A 8,1 A+ B
Osnabrück NS C- 0,3 C- C-
Leverkusen NRW C 1,9 C C
Solingen NRW D- -1,6 D- D
Darmstadt HE A+ 10,4 A+ A+
Heidelberg BW A+ 9,4 A+ A
Herne NRW D- -7,8 D- D-
Neuss NRW C+ 2,1 B- C
Regensburg BA A+ 14 A+ A+
Paderborn NRW A+ 9,3 A+ B-
Ingolstadt BA A+ 13,4 A+ A
Offenbach on the Main HE A+ 9,4 A+ A
Fuerth BA A+ 13,5 A+ A+
Würzburg BA D- -3,8 D D-
Heilbronn BW B 4,7 A C+
Ulm BW A- 6,1 A+ C+
Pforzheim BW A- 6,8 A+ B
Wolfsburg NS C- 0 D- C
Bottrop NRW D -0,1 D- C-
Göttingen NS D- -3,8 D- D-
Reutlingen BW B+ 5,6 A+ B-
Bremerhaven BR D- -4,8 D- C-
Koblenz RLP B+ 5,5 B A-
Erlangen BA A- 7 A A-
Bergisch Gladbach NRW B+ 5,8 A- B+
Remscheid NRW D- -2,9 D- C-
Jena TH B+ 5,8 A B+
Recklinghausen NRW D- -8,9 D- D-
Trier RLP A 7,1 A+ B
Salzgitter NS D- -2,4 D- C
Moers NRW D- -1,7 D- D-
Siegen NRW D- -3,3 D- D-
Hildesheim NS D- -2,5 D- D-
Gütersloh NRW A 7,4 A+ B

Germany Rating: Capital Investment Location Comparison

Current Lukinski Ratings:

Metropolises (17) 500,000 inhabitants and more

Here you will find all 17 metropolises with more than 500,000 inhabitants. You should definitely avoid the top 8 for your first investment, because there are no or only very difficult returns to get here. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich & Co.

Cities up to 100,000 inhabitants

Your advantage in cities between 40,000 to 100,000 inhabitants? You have less national and international competition. Especially if you live locally, a good strategic advantage, even for real estate newcomers. What’s your city’s rating? Find out here:

A / A+ Ratings: Hidden Champions

A / A+ ratings means fairly secure performance. Perfect for investment properties with low yield but high, later resale value. At the same time a strong inflation protection. However, in metropolises like Munich, nothing for real estate beginners without sufficient equity.

B- / B / B+ Ratings

All B ratings show cities with solid development. Here you can also find yield properties that immediately provide income that covers your monthly burdens around repayment, interest and maintenance. Ideally with additional extra, for active asset accumulation.

C- / C / C+ Ratings

All C ratings show cities with lower growth rates. Here, real estate as an investment should be treated with caution, because the vacancy risk is greater. This means that you pay more for every month in which your property is not rented out. In addition, the increase in value of the property is very low, to hardly available.

D- / D Ratings: Risk Champions

D-rated cities have high risk, because their entire structure is extremely stagnant or even reduced. Economy, inhabitants, infrastructure, these are all indicators. D-Ratings are definitely not for beginners. Here you need not only experience, but also very good local knowledge to find the few, profitable properties. However, you will hardly ever experience an increase in value here.