Germany has been ranked the world's fourth best place to live by the 2010 Quality of Life Index, compiled by travel magazine International Living.
The land of beer and bratwurst came in behind five-time first place winner France, followed by Australia and Switzerland, based on categories such as cost of living, culture and leisure, economy, environment, health, infrastructure, safety and climate.
Many ex-military Americans enjoy retiring in Germany because it isn’t overrun with youth culture, according to the rankings.
“Techno-throb Berlin and numerous summer rock festivals refute that, but this is the land of Goethe and Beethoven. Theatre, art, and classical music concerts aren't considered elitist,” the report said.
Quality health insurance, high average wages, and quality infrastructure are also an important draw.
“In Germany, everything works and works well,” it said.
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