Why small German villages are near extinction

on September 29th, 2018 by

GTHS Blog

There are many reasons why we should save the villages. Here are 9 of them.

The future of our villages is a subject that is close to human geographer Gerhard Henkel’s heart. His book “Rettet das Dorf. Was jetzt zu tun ist” (i.e. Save the village. What needs to be done now) provides a basis for discussions about the political consequences of rural exodus. Formerly a professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he explains in this interview what has to change. Read his article here.