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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RankHospitalScoreCityHospital BedsFootnote
1Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin93.1%Berlin3,011
2Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg90.7%Heidelberg1,988
3Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf90.0%Hamburg1,436
4Klinikum der Universität München87.4%Munich2,058
5Medizinische Hochschule Hannover87.2%Hanover1,520
6Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München86.8%Munich1,145
7Universitätsklinikum Köln85.9%Cologne1,455
8Universitätsklinikum Freiburg84.9%Freiburg1,610
9Universitätsklinikum Regensburg84.7%Regensburg885
10Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden84.4%Dresden1,295
11Universitätsklinikum Erlangen84.4%Erlangen1,394
12Universitätsklinikum Würzburg83.2%Würzburg1,438
13Universitätsmedizin Göttingen83.1%Göttingen1,563
14Universitätsklinikum Ulm83.0%Ulm1,150
15Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz82.6%Mainz1,662
16Universitätsklinikum Bonn82.3%Bonn1,237
17Universitätsklinikum Tübingen82.2%Tübingen1,577
18Universitätsklinikum Essen82.0%Essen1,260
19Universitätsklinikum RWTH Aachen81.9%Aachen1,517
20Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek81.9%Hamburg754
21Universitätsklinikum Leipzig81.8%Leipzig1,345
22Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt81.6%Frankfurt am Main1,299
23Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Kiel81.5%Kiel1,107
24Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes81.5%Homburg1,202
25Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf81.3%Düsseldorf1,303
26Universitätsklinikum Jena81.0%Jena1,396
27Klinikum Nürnberg Nord81.0%Nuremberg1,322
28Universitätsklinikum Münster80.9%Münster1,457
29Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil80.5%Bochum556
30BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle80.4%Halle (Saale)574
31Asklepios Klinik St. Georg80.0%Hamburg707
32Asklepios Klinik Barmbek80.0%Hamburg656
33Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Lübeck79.7%Lübeck1,049
34BG-Unfallklinik - Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin79.6%Berlin574
35BundeswehrZentralkrankenhaus Koblenz79.5%Koblenz506
36Universitätsmedizin Greifswald79.5%Greifswald939
37Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg - Standort Marburg79.5%Marburg1,201
38Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Ulm79.4%Ulm496
39Kliniken der Stadt Köln - Krankenhaus Merheim79.3%Cologne724
40St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus Berlin79.2%Berlin427
42Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe78.8%Karlsruhe1,538
43Klinikum Nürnberg Süd78.7%Nuremberg862
44Klinikum Karlsburg 78.7%Karlsburg236
45München Klinik Bogenhausen78.6%Munich959
46Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier78.6%Trier632
47Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg78.5%Magdeburg1,087
48Helios Park-Klinikum Leipzig78.3%Leipzig738
49Brüderhaus Koblenz78.3%Koblenz201
50Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)78.3%Halle (Saale)982
51Universitätsklinikum Mannheim78.3%Mannheim1,352
52Schön Klinik Neustadt78.3%Neustadt in Holstein357
53St. Franziskus-Hospital Münster78.1%Münster612
54Marienhospital Stuttgart78.1%Stuttgart761
55Universitätsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum78.0%Bochum485
57Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaus77.9%Frankfurt am Main697
58Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin77.9%Berlin367
59Klinikum Dortmund Nord77.9%Dortmund451
60Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg - Standort Gießen77.8%Gießen1,284
61Krankenhaus Martha-Maria Halle-Dölau77.6%Halle (Saale)512
62Waldkliniken Eisenberg77.6%Eisenberg204
63St. Josef-Hospital Bochum77.6%Bochum708
64Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig gGmbH77.5%Braunschweig1,499
65HELIOS Klinikum Erfurt77.5%Erfurt1,300
66Asklepios Klinik Altona77.5%Hamburg657
67Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Standort Friedrichstadt77.3%Dresden1,537
68Klinikum Stuttgart - Katharinenhospital77.3%Stuttgart1,365
69Klinikum der Universität Augsburg77.2%Augsburg1,531
70Zentralklinik Bad Berka77.2%Bad Berka728
71Universitätsmedizin Rostock77.1%Rostock1,043
72Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe76.9%Berlin358
73Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel - Standort Johannesstift76.9%Bielefeld1,460
74Kliniken Essen-Mitte - Standort Essen-Huttrop76.9%Essen509
75Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen am Rhein76.9%Ludwigshafen963
76Krankenhaus Nordwest76.8%Frankfurt am Main501
77DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick76.8%Berlin525
78Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus Rüttenscheid76.6%Essen573
79Isar Klinikum76.5%Munich192
80Klinikum Esslingen 76.1%Esslingen am Neckar655
81Krankenhaus der barmherzigen Brüder Regensburg76.0%Regensburg905
82Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge 75.9%Berlin720
83Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg75.9%Hamburg605
84Vivantes Humboldt-Klinikum75.8%Berlin636
85Israelitisches Krankenhaus Hamburg75.7%Hamburg138
86Krankenhaus Hedwigshöhe Berin75.6%Berlin441
87Klinikum Ingolstadt75.1%Ingolstadt1,112
88Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Bonn - Haus St. Petrus75.1%Bonn236
89SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera75.0%Gera965
90St. Johannes-Hospital Dortmund74.9%Dortmund570
91St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Leipzig74.8%Leipzig340
92Bürgerhospital Frankfurt74.7%Frankfurt am Main336
93Diakovere Friederikenstift74.5%Hanover202
94Klinikum St. Elisabeth Straubing74.5%Straubing562
95Diakonissenkrankenhaus Dresden74.4%Dresden456
96Herzogin Elisabeth Hospital74.4%Braunschweig220
97Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch74.4%Berlin205
98Klinikum Fulda74.3%Fulda1,096
99DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend74.2%Berlin1,007
100Sana Klinikum Offenbach74.2%Offenbach510
101Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Standort Neustadt73.9%Dresden926
102Fabricius-Klinik Remscheid73.9%Remscheid615
103Krankenhaus der Augustinerinnen73.8%Cologne100
104St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Köln73.8%Cologne300
105Klinikum Würzburg Mitte - Juliusspital73.7%Würzburg392
106Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig73.7%Leipzig342
107St. Vincenz und Elisabeth Hospital Maiz73.7%Mainz1,030
108Diakonissenkrankenhaus Flensburg73.7%Flensburg717
109Krankenhaus St. Joseph-Stift Dresden73.6%Dresden537
110Diakonie-Klinikum Stuttgart73.5%Stuttgart240
111München Klinik Neuperlach73.4%Munich400
112Kreisklinikum Siegen73.4%Siegen545
113Klinikum Ludwigsburg73.3%Ludwigsburg595
114Krankenhaus St. Franziskus73.3%Mönchengladbach1,071
115Ludgerus-Kliniken Münster - Clemenshospital73.3%Münster499
116Klinikum Kassel73.2%Kassel405
117Klinikum St. Marien73.2%Amberg1,203
118Klinikum Leverkusen73.1%Leverkusen588
119HELIOS Dr. Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken Wiesbaden73.1%Wiesbaden740
120Schwarzwald-Baar Klinikum Villingen-Schwenningen73.1%Villingen-Schwenningen1,027
121Johanniter Krankenhaus Bonn73.0%Bonn782
122Klinikum Darmstadt73.0%Darmstadt364
123Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Hamburg72.9%Hamburg204
124Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt72.9%Stuttgart828
125Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann72.8%Potsdam1,126
126Benedictus Krankenhaus72.8%Tutzing200
128Caritas-Krankenhaus St. Josef72.8%Regensburg300
129St. Josefs-Hospital72.6%Wiesbaden549
130Helios Kliniken Schwerin72.5%Schwerin1,062
131Kliniken Erlabrunn72.4%Breitenbrunn340
132Klinikum Südstadt Rostock72.3%Rostock513
133Sana Klinikum Lichtenberg72.2%Berlin554
134Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Rotenburg72.1%Rotenburg (Wümme)714
135Klinikum Dritter Orden - München-Nymphenburg71.9%Munich592
136HELIOS Klinikum Krefeld71.8%Krefeld1,023
137Klinikum Links der Weser71.6%Bremen512
138St. Vinzenz-Hospital71.6%Cologne310
139Klinikum am Steinenberg71.5%Reutlingen589
140Malteser Krankenhaus Seliger Gerhard71.5%Bonn375
141Klinikum Bremen-Mitte71.3%Bremen794
142Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau71.2%Berlin474
143Krankenhaus Spremberg71.2%Spremberg195
144Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln70.9%Berlin1,219
145Franziskus Hospital Bielefeld70.9%Bielefeld378
146Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban70.9%Berlin614
147Juraklinik Scheßlitz70.2%Scheßlitz130
148Klinikum Wolfsburg70.1%Wolfsburg547

Licensing Information:

If your hospital is listed above, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

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.