Is village life better than city life

Village life vs. big city

Our region is beautiful and has a lot to offer! The North Hesse regional management also recently captured this in the first image film of GrimmHeimat with great attention to detail. But where is it best to live? In the country or in the city? The BRAUSER tells you! Also: are there any prejudices against the other? We spoke to two townspeople and a country man.

In the beginning you can't choose. You are born in some area and sooner or later you will find out the advantages and disadvantages for yourself. On the one hand there are numerous possibilities for going out, on the other hand peace and quiet and cows. What is better now? A big city that offers you many opportunities to spend your free time or the country where you can relax much better?

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Not in the mood for city life

According to a representative study on urbanization in Germany commissioned by Immowelt, 87 percent of the German rural population like their life in the provinces. Inexpensive living space, proximity to nature and an intact village community - life in the country can definitely have its charm. The majority of the rural population see it that way. This is opposed to 13 percent (every 8th) who are considering moving to the city. But what else do the "country eggs" appreciate so much about life between idyllic but also oppressive calm? In particular in the area of ​​childcare, a lot seems to have happened in rural areas: 82 percent of those questioned rate the offer for childcare as positive. Medical care (72 percent), shopping opportunities (68 percent) and the range of care for old age (67 percent) were largely rated positively by the respondents. The offer in the countryside in some areas is not as extensive as in the small and large cities - but this does not seem to detract from satisfaction.

Boredom or Overload

Nevertheless, one hears again and again that villages are dying out. Younger people in particular are drawn to the cities. There are many reasons for that. If someone tells them that they come from the village, that always means for the other person: boredom, everyone knows everyone and knows what everyone is doing, strangers are viewed critically and everything is a little squeaky. To be a village child means: no disco, hardly any opportunities to go out and the leisure and cultural offerings are limited. If you do not have a driver's license and live in the most remote pampas, the weekends as a young person drag on forever. Not every village is blessed with good public transport. The townspeople are clearly better off there. Here pubs, bars, cinemas and discos line up in a row with museums, fitness studios and much more. Greater choice of shopping opportunities, shorter journeys to work and more mobility without a car are further advantages of living in the city. But traffic jams, exhaust fumes, noise, dirt and crime show the ugly face of a city.

City air makes you free?

Freer and more individual - this is how the city appears. But it can also be exhausting and unhealthy. Many city dwellers deal less with stress and are more prone to depression and anxiety than country people - this is what studies show. And so some of those affected probably dream of moving to the country - to a community that is one too. Where you take care of each other and take care of each other - instead of in a society of thousands of people who live anonymously next to each other without really knowing each other.

Where do you want to live?

There is a little bit of country and city in each of us. Because around a quarter of city dwellers do not use the local offers. Conversely, a quarter of the villagers regularly go to the city to visit the cinema, exhibitions or the theater. Your own needs always decide where you want to live.

Interview with comedian Mirja Regensburg

BRAUSER spoke to a comedian about urban and rural life Mirja Regensburg - Every Monday morning between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. she takes care of the program of Hit Radio FFH with the series "Mirja from Hümme“Lots of laughs.

BRAUSER: Mirja, you grew up in Hümme near Hofgeismar. Why is village life more beautiful than living in the city?

Mirja: You know each other personally. Has experienced a lot together. Goes through thick and thin. And when the sugar runs out, you don't have to - like in the big city - run down to the doorbell and see what people are called. You know your neighbors. In addition, there is nothing better for a child than growing up in the countryside in nature. It could hardly be healthier.

BRAUSER: As we have heard, you no longer live there. What was the reason?

Mirja: Starting my artistic career was difficult to start from there. I had to get out of there first. But I always come back with great pleasure and often and find that, purely geographically, there is no better location in Germany than Hümme. Only a closer motorway exit would be the blast.

BRAUSER: Surely you will not have moved to the city and become unfaithful to country life?

Mirja: I lived in Cologne, Hamburg and even a few months in New York. Today I spend most of my time on the train - because of work. The German railway is my actual place of residence.


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