Best Hospitals – Germany

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If you were asked to name the world's best hospitals, you might well have mentioned the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and the University Hospital, Zurich. You might not have thought of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm or Singapore General. But the researchers and experts who help build this authoritative list are keenly aware of what's going on in hospitals around the globe, and they can, with confidence, identify the ones that set the standard for excellent care. The table below shows the Global Top 100 Hospitals, #1-50 are ranked based on recommendations, #51-100 are listed alphabetically. If your hospital is listed below, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

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RankHospitalWebsiteScoreCityHospital BedsFootnote
1Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlinhttp://www.charite.de93.1%Berlin3,011
2Universitätsklinikum Heidelberghttp://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de90.7%Heidelberg1,988
3Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorfhttp://www.uke.de90.0%Hamburg1,436
4Klinikum der Universität Münchenhttp://www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de87.4%Munich2,058
5Medizinische Hochschule Hannover,520
6Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München,145
7Universitätsklinikum Köln,455
8Universitätsklinikum Freiburg,610
9Universitätsklinikum Regensburghttp://www.ukr.de84.7%Regensburg885
10Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden,295
11Universitätsklinikum Erlangen,394
12Universitätsklinikum Würzburghttp://www.ukw.de83.2%Würzburg1,438
13Universitätsmedizin Göttingenöttingen1,563
14Universitätsklinikum Ulm,150
15Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,662
16Universitätsklinikum Bonnhttp://www.ukbonn.de82.3%Bonn1,237
17Universitätsklinikum Tübingenhttp://www.medizin.uni-tuebingen.de82.2%Tübingen1,577
18Universitätsklinikum Essen,260
19Universitätsklinikum RWTH Aachen,517
20Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek
21Universitätsklinikum Leipzig,345
22Universitätsklinikum Frankfurthttp://www.kgu.de81.6%Frankfurt am Main1,299
23Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Kielhttp://www.uksh.de81.5%Kiel1,107
24Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandeshttp://www.uks.eu81.5%Homburg1,202
25Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorfhttp://www.uniklinik-duesseldorf.de81.3%Düsseldorf1,303
26Universitätsklinikum Jenahttp://www.uniklinikum-jena.de81.0%Jena1,396
27Klinikum Nürnberg Nordhttp://www.klinikum-nuernberg.de81.0%Nuremberg1,322
28Universitätsklinikum Münsterünster1,457
29Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil
30BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Hallehttp://www.bergmannstrost.de80.4%Halle (Saale)574
31Asklepios Klinik St. Georg
32Asklepios Klinik Barmbek
33Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Lübeckhttp://www.uksh.de79.7%Lübeck1,049
34BG-Unfallklinik - Unfallkrankenhaus Berlinhttp://www.ukb.de79.6%Berlin574
35BundeswehrZentralkrankenhaus Koblenz
36Universitätsmedizin Greifswaldhttp://www.medizin.uni-greifswald.de79.5%Greifswald939
37Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg - Standort Marburghttps://www.ukgm.de79.5%Marburg1,201
38Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Ulmhttps://ulm.bwkrankenhaus.de79.4%Ulm496
39Kliniken der Stadt Köln - Krankenhaus Merheim
40St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus Berlin
42Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe,538
43Klinikum Nürnberg Südhttp://www.klinikum-nuernberg.de78.7%Nuremberg862
44Klinikum Karlsburg
45München Klinik Bogenhausen
46Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier
47Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg,087
48Helios Park-Klinikum Leipzig
49Brüderhaus Koblenzhttp://kk-km.de78.3%Koblenz201
50Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)http://www.medizin.uni-halle.de78.3%Halle (Saale)982
51Universitätsklinikum Mannheimhttp://w2.umm.de78.3%Mannheim1,352
52Schön Klinik Neustadt in Holstein357
53St. Franziskus-Hospital Münsterhttp://www.sfh-muenster.de78.1%Münster612
54Marienhospital Stuttgarthttp://www.marienhospital-stuttgart.de78.1%Stuttgart761
55Universitätsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochumhttp://www.kk-bochum.de78.0%Bochum485
57Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaushttp://www.markus-krankenhaus.de77.9%Frankfurt am Main697
58Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin
59Klinikum Dortmund Nord
60Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg - Standort Gießenhttp://www.ukgm.de77.8%Gießen1,284
61Krankenhaus Martha-Maria Halle-Dölau (Saale)512
62Waldkliniken Eisenberg
63St. Josef-Hospital Bochum
64Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig gGmbHhttp://www.klinikum-braunschweig.de77.5%Braunschweig1,499
65HELIOS Klinikum Erfurt,300
66Asklepios Klinik Altona
67Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Standort Friedrichstadt,537
68Klinikum Stuttgart - Katharinenhospital,365
69Klinikum der Universität Augsburghttp://www.klinikum-augsburg.de77.2%Augsburg1,531
70Zentralklinik Bad Berkahttp://www.zentralklinik.de77.2%Bad Berka728
71Universitätsmedizin Rostock,043
72Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhehttp://www.havelhoehe.de76.9%Berlin358
73Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel - Standort Johannesstift,460
74Kliniken Essen-Mitte - Standort Essen-Huttrop
75Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen am Rheinhttp://www.klilu.de76.9%Ludwigshafen963
76Krankenhaus Nordwest am Main501
77DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick
78Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus Rüttenscheidhttps://www.krupp-krankenhaus.de76.6%Essen573
79Isar Klinikumhttp://www.isarklinikum.de76.5%Munich192
80Klinikum Esslingenhttp://www.klinikum-esslingen.de76.1%Esslingen am Neckar655
81Krankenhaus der barmherzigen Brüder Regensburg
82Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge
83Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg
84Vivantes Humboldt-Klinikumhttp://www.vivantes.de75.8%Berlin636
85Israelitisches Krankenhaus Hamburg
86Krankenhaus Hedwigshöhe Berin
87Klinikum Ingolstadt,112
88Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Bonn - Haus St. Petrus
89SRH Wald-Klinikum Gerahttp://www.waldklinikumgera.de75.0%Gera965
90St. Johannes-Hospital Dortmundhttp://www.joho-dortmund.de74.9%Dortmund570
91St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Leipzighttp://ek-leipzig.de74.8%Leipzig340
92Bürgerhospital Frankfurt am Main336
93Diakovere Friederikenstift
94Klinikum St. Elisabeth Straubinghttp://www.klinikum-straubing.de74.5%Straubing562
95Diakonissenkrankenhaus Dresden
96Herzogin Elisabeth Hospitalhttp://www.heh-bs.de74.4%Braunschweig220
97Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch
98Klinikum Fuldahttp://www.klinikum-fulda.de74.3%Fulda1,096
99DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend,007
100Sana Klinikum Offenbach
101Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Standort Neustadthttp://klinikum-dresden.de73.9%Dresden926
102Fabricius-Klinik Remscheid
103Krankenhaus der Augustinerinnen
104St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Kölnhttp://www.hohenlind.de73.8%Cologne300
105Klinikum Würzburg Mitte - Juliusspitalhttp://www.juliusspital.de73.7%Würzburg392
106Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig
107St. Vincenz und Elisabeth Hospital Maizhttp://www.kkm-mainz.de73.7%Mainz1,030
108Diakonissenkrankenhaus Flensburg
109Krankenhaus St. Joseph-Stift Dresdenhttp://www.josephstift-dresden.de73.6%Dresden537
110Diakonie-Klinikum Stuttgart
111München Klinik Neuperlach
112Kreisklinikum Siegen
113Klinikum Ludwigsburg
114Krankenhaus St. Franziskusönchengladbach1,071
115Ludgerus-Kliniken Münster - Clemenshospitalhttps://www.clemenshospital.de73.3%Münster499
116Klinikum Kasselhttp://www.gnh.net73.2%Kassel405
117Klinikum St. Marienhttps://www.klinikum-amberg.de73.2%Amberg1,203
118Klinikum Leverkusenhttp://www.klinikum-lev.de73.1%Leverkusen588
119HELIOS Dr. Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken Wiesbaden
120Schwarzwald-Baar Klinikum Villingen-Schwenningen,027
121Johanniter Krankenhaus Bonn
122Klinikum Darmstadthttp://www.klinikum-darmstadt.de73.0%Darmstadt364
123Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Hamburghttp://www.d-k-h.de72.9%Hamburg204
124Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt
125Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann,126
126Benedictus Krankenhaushttp://www.krankenhaus-tutzing.de72.8%Tutzing200
128Caritas-Krankenhaus St. Josef
129St. Josefs-Hospitalhttp://www.joho.de72.6%Wiesbaden549
130Helios Kliniken Schwerin,062
131Kliniken Erlabrunn
132Klinikum Südstadt Rostockhttp://www.kliniksued-rostock.de72.3%Rostock513
133Sana Klinikum Lichtenberg
134Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Rotenburghttp://www.diako-online.de72.1%Rotenburg (Wümme)714
135Klinikum Dritter Orden - München-Nymphenburghttp://www.dritter-orden.de71.9%Munich592
136HELIOS Klinikum Krefeld,023
137Klinikum Links der Weser
138St. Vinzenz-Hospitalhttp://www.vinzenz-hospital.de71.6%Cologne310
139Klinikum am Steinenberg
140Malteser Krankenhaus Seliger Gerhardhttp://www.malteser-krankenhaus-bonn.de71.5%Bonn375
141Klinikum Bremen-Mitte
142Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau
143Krankenhaus Spremberg
144Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln,219
145Franziskus Hospital Bielefeldhttp://www.franziskus.de70.9%Bielefeld378
146Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban
147Juraklinik Scheßlitzßlitz130
148Klinikum Wolfsburg

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Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospital Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.


The World's Best Hospitals 2020 ranking lists the best hospitals in 20 countries (and one city-state): United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil.

The rankings are based on recommendations from medical professionals, results from patient surveys and key medical performance indicators.

Statista, in collaboration with trusted insurance provider GeoBlue, invited tens of thousands of medical professionals in the selected countries to an online survey from September to November 2019. The survey was also promoted on

The number of awards per country varied based on the number of hospitals and data availability. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded, with 300, and U.S. hospitals are also recognized with a best in state award.

Scores are comparable only between hospitals in the same country. The study includes a Global Top 100 list.

Specialized hospitals, like heart or cancer hospitals, are displayed in a separate list, sorted alphabetically.

Download the full methodology here.

Download the methodology overview here.


1 - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center: These hospitals reported discrepancies in the medical KPI data that was used to determine scores. No medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. The score relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.

2 - kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum - München-Nord, Polyclinique du Parc Rambot - Provencale, Hôpital Bellevue, Clinique des Cèdres, Hôpital Emile Muller, Istituto Clinico Scientifico Maugeri - Veruno, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Ospedale Santa Croce e Carle, Ospedale Santa Croce di Fano, Ospedale San Luigi Gonzaga, Presidio di Conegliano, Ospedale Sant'Antonio di Padova, Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria, Ospedale Sant'Eugenio: No patient satisfaction data was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on results from medical KPIs and recommendations from medical experts.

3 - Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France, University Hospital Of Wales, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Brighton General Hospital, Withington Community Hospital, South West Acute Hospital, The Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao Paulo: No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.