Research published today by the Berenberg Bank and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) has turned up a shift in the ranking of the country’s major cultural hubs.
The ranking is based on economic criteria of production and consumption – how many people work in the cultural sector and how many buy its products.
The top city in production (and overall) is … Stuttgart.
The #1 city in reception (but 6th in production ) is… Munich.
In Stuttgart 7.6 percent of social insurance contributions are paid in by employees in the cultural industry. In Munich the figure is 7%, Cologne 5.9%, Hamburg 5.1% and Berlin 5%.Berlin, with 37,000 artists, has the highest number of employed cultural workers.
Here are the top five cities in the overall ranking:
Hamburg is 7th, Frankfurt 11th, Leipzig 15th.