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TOP 10 Best German Hospitals

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Why is treatment in German hospitals so popular among medical tourists? Which hospital is the best? Wondering how to choose the right one and how to start treatment in Germany? For our readers, we have prepared a list of the best hospitals in Germany along with recommendations on choosing the hospital that is most suitable for your individual medical needs.

The main criteria for the ranking are, statistics of the hospital’s curability of diseases, patients` reviews, ratings of doctors according to authoritative publications and the scientific engagement of the clinic.


  1. TOP-10 Best Hospitals in Germany
  2. Directions of Treatment in German Hospitals
  3. What Hospitals are there in Germany?
  4. Organizing a Trip to Germany for Treatment
  5. Cost of Treatment at German Hospitals
  6. Advantages of Treatment in Germany
  7. Booking Health service

TOP-10 Best Hospitals in Germany


Hospital / CityDescription

The University Hospital Frankfurt-am-Main


The hospital is one of the best educational institutions for future specialists in Germany and beyond. It was founded more than 100 years ago and today it includes 32 specialized departments and 20 scientific institutes that offer patients unique medical developments and the latest treatment methods.

The Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch


The hospital ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany according to the Focus magazine. It is a maximum care hospital with more than 60 departments, facilities and centres, as well as an emergency service.

The Charite University Hospital


The hospital is located in Berlin, and it was recognised as the best German clinic in 2017 according to the authoritative magazine Focus.

The University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


The healthcare facility is the largest clinic in Germany and one of the oldest. It is also included in the rating in Focus magazine, taking an honorable second place.

The University Hospital Duesseldorf


The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities.

The Asklepios Academic City Hospital Bad Wildungen

Bad Wildungen

The hospital belongs to the network of academic clinics and is considered as one of the best in terms of equipment in the country.

The University Hospital Bonn


The healthcare facility is the newest hospital in Germany, it managed to take a place in the top ten ranking by Focus.

The University Hospital RWTH Aachen


The healthcare facility is one of the most comfortable hospitals for patients because it is located in the park zone. It focuses a lot of attention on the postoperative rehabilitation of patients.

The University Hospital Erlangen


The hospital occupies a high position in the ranking by the authoritative Focus magazine. In addition to 25 specialized departments, the clinic includes the Erlangen Multidisciplinary Cancer Center and the Transplantation Center.

University Hospital Tuebingen


The hospital provides a high level of service. Here you can create a personal menu with a professional dietician. It is also possible to place an accompanying person in the ward with the patient.


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Directions of Treatment in German Hospitals


Oncological hospitals in Germany are leading the way amongst European medical centres, this is based on the 5-year treatment of cancer patients. That is why the treatment of cancer in Germany is so highly demanded. Oncology departments here, offer their patients a number of modern techniques, including minimally invasive and organ-preserving remedies. This approach is particularly appropriate in the treatment of breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer. In addition, oncological departments of German clinics have rehabilitation centres where the patient can undergo a recovery course after their therapy.

The best oncological hospitals in Germany are:

In particular, the HIPEC procedure is most successfully carried out by the following healthcare facilities:

  • HELIOS Clinic Krefeld
  • University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Cardiological and cardiac surgical hospitals in Germany use such techniques such as coronary bypass, heart valve surgery, surgical treatment of heart tumors and heart transplantation.

The best cardiological hospitals are:

  • University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  • The University Hospital Duesseldorf
  • HELIOS Clinic for Heart Surgery Karlsruhe

Neurological departments in German hospitals offer innovative treatment methods. They include multiple sclerosis therapy with modern drugs which are based on monoclonal antibodies and implantation of stimulants for the treatment of epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

The departments of neurology also have rehabilitation centres for neurological diseases such as strokes, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and craniocerebral trauma.

The best neurological hospitals are:

  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • University Hospital Tuebingen
  • University Hospital Frankfurt-am-Main


TOP-10 Best Hospitals in Germany


The Centres of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Germany treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system: joints, the spine and muscles. Hospitals in Germany are some of the best in the world in the field of high-quality joint replacements. Here, technologies enable the endoprosthesis to last for at least 20 years. All interventions cause minimal trauma and enable the patient to quickly return to a normal life. The departments include centres of orthopedic rehabilitation, where the patient can restore joint function after a replacement.

The best German hospitals in the field of orthopedics are:

Neurosurgical hospitals in Germany are equipped with special systems that help surgeons navigate in the area they are operating, using a micro camera that transmits the image to a monitor in real-time. Robotic technologies enable neurosurgeons to minimize risks by avoiding inaccurate movements during surgeries.

The best hospitals in the field of neurosurgery are:

The best ophthalmology department in Germany is located at the University Hospital Bonn. The Clinic Department of Ophthalmology is the centre for the training of ophthalmologists in Germany. The department is headed by Professor Frank G. Holtz.

The Departments of Nephrology offer modern drugs to restore normal kidney function and also carry out renal replacement therapy, i.e. haemodialysis and haemofiltration. If necessary, a kidney transplant from a related or unrelated donor is performed, with both surgeons and transplantologists present. The leaders in the field of the treatment of acute and chronic kidney pathologies are:


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What Hospitals are there in Germany?


Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Bonn, Aachen, Frankfurt and Cologne are included in the ranking of the cities with the highest standard of living. Therefore, when choosing a hospital in one of these cities, you will receive not only qualified medical care, but also an excellent ecological and social environment.

Before choosing a clinic where you will be diagnosed, treated or rehabilitated, it is important to know that German hospitals are divided into university, private and municipal hospitals. The choice of a particular hospital is up to each individual and depends on your diagnosis and the type of treatment you require.

University Hospitals in Germany

University clinics in Germany have medical departments, where professors constantly conduct scientific research and develop the latest methods of treatment of various diseases. One of the best European hospitals is the Charite University Hospital Berlin at Humboldt University.

Treatment in a University hospital is more expensive than at an ordinary one. However, for many patients, it is an advantage that the treatment of a particular disease is often at the centre of scientific interest.

German Private Hospitals

Private hospitals are the most common form of medical institutions used for treatment in Germany. As a rule, they are created by the doctors of various specializations from university clinics. The cost of treatment in private hospitals is strictly regulated by the state and, as a rule, is lower than in university hospitals. Private hospitals often have the leading clinics in their field, such as the Schön Klinik network of orthopedic clinics.

The advantage of undergoing treatment in a private clinic is that the patients feel more comfortable here because of the park-zone and good service. For example, the Bavarian clinic Klinikum Alpenpark and the Munich clinic "Arabella" offer accommodation in an old mansion, with a park and a view of the mountains and the lake. Such conditions contribute not only to the physical but also the psychological recovery of patients. Reviews of private German clinics indicate that the patients feel very comfortable under the care of staff.

Treatment in private clinics is more expensive than in public ones. However, you can save a lot if your diagnosis does not involve hospitalization, you can opt for outpatient treatment in a private clinic.

Municipal Hospital

Typically, these are hospitals in the same city network. The level of services in such health facilities is not inferior to university hospitals in Germany. Among municipal hospitals, there is a separate category - clinics of religious communities. Such medical institutions are created with altruistic motives. As a rule, these clinics are highly specialized and are financed better than others.

Organizing a Trip to Germany for Treatment


How to Start Treatment in Germany?

To apply for a medical visa to Germany (Schengen visa category C) you need to prepare a list of documents, including a receipt that indicates payment of treatment. The visa is issued, on average, within about 2 weeks. If you have an urgent case, the registration will be processed according to the accelerated program - within 3 days. For seriously ill patients, a visa can be obtained at a German airport.

Do I Need an Interpreter in German Clinics?

Yes, if you or your accompanying person do not speak German at the level of which you understand medical terminology. We provide all of our clients with an interpreter.

How to get to the Hospital from the Airport?

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you from the airport to the clinic. A personal medical coordinator will meet you and then be in touch with you at any time of the day that you require.

Where do the patient and the accompanying person stay whilst the treatment is carried out in Germany?

Patients whose diagnosis requires hospitalization are admitted to the hospital ward. With outpatient treatments, you can stay next to the clinic. Our managers will help you find and book a hotel or apartment for you and/or the person accompanying you.


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Cost of Treatment at German Hospitals


Treatment in Germany is more expensive than in Russia and other post-Soviet countries but it is much lower than in the US or Switzerland. Prices in German hospitals are justified by the quality of the equipment in the hospitals and the high levels of qualifications of the doctors and nurses. The cost of treatment is regulated by a legislative level.

How is the Cost Calculated and What Does it Depend On?

The cost of treatment in Germany can vary significantly depending on the chosen medical institution. The final cost is also influenced by the patient's diagnosis, the presence of any complications, concomitant diseases and general physical condition. The qualifications of the treating physician also play a role in determining the cost.

Costs for Examination in Various German Hospitals:

Charite University Berlin3,490 EUR
Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch2,500 EUR
University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich2,600 EUR
University Hospital Frankfurt am Main2,470 EUR
University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich2,645 EUR


A professor's consultation at a university clinic can cost twice as much as a highly specialized doctor's consultation at a specialized medical centre.

Can the Price of Treatment Change?

The price for treatment in German clinics is calculated in advance. However, there are cases when during the process of the examination, there is a need for additional procedures or there are complications during treatment.

Booking Health provides patients with medical travel insurance, which covers additional expenses in case of any medical complications.

Advantages of Treatment in Germany


High-quality service, the latest methods of treatment, modern technology, first-class doctors, luxurious health resorts and picturesque nature are the main advantages which make Germany the country to go for the treatment.

Climate and Geographical Location

Germany has a mild climate, acceptable for most medical tourists. There are no extremities, no severe heat or sub-zero temperatures here. The territorial location of the country is convenient for most residents of Europe and the countries of the former CIS.

Quality of Diagnosis and Treatment Quality in Germany

Germany is one of the leading countries providing high-quality medicine. Medicine is one of the major branches of the German economy. Thanks to fundamental medical research and scientific discoveries, as well as significant financing of the healthcare system, Germany is recognised as a recreational centre.

About 250,000 patients from all over the world undergo treatment in Germany each year. The accuracy of diagnosis in German clinics exceeds 99.8%. Also, a comprehensive diagnosis in a German clinic can be done in just 3 days.

Technical Equipment in German Hospitals

Medical equipment in German hospitals is updated once every year or two, due to the rapid pace of modernisation in medical equipment.

In this country, there is the best instrumental diagnostics devices, there are robotic complexes for complex operations and state-of-the art rehabilitation equipment for fitness:

  • High-precision MRI devices of the latest model, with the power of 3 Teslas
  • Round-the-clock monitoring system of a patient's condition
  • Robot-surgeon Da Vinci for performing operations of extremely high accuracy
  • Robot ROSA for minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures on the brain
  • System of neuronavigation for endoscopic interventions
  • Auxiliary equipment for patients in serious conditions (devices for life support, air conditioning system with filters for absolute sterility of wards, beds with a lifting mechanism, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation exoskeletons, which enable walking for people who use a wheelchair (the exoskeleton works using human nerve impulses, which the suit transforms into movements)
  • Gadgets for the restoration of intellectual abilities of neurological patients
  • Robotic simulators for the restoration of motor functions

List of the Best Doctors in Germany

  • The best German oncologists: Prof. Peter Brossart, Prof. Ulrich Kailholz, Prof. Peter Hershbach
  • The best German neurosurgeons: Prof. Peter Vaikozy, Prof. Martin Scholz, Prof. Walter Stummer
  • The best German cardiologists and cardiac surgeons: Prof. Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Prof. Thorsten Wahlers, Prof. Uwe Mehlhorn, Prof. Stefan Baldus, Prof. Bernd-Dieter of Gosk.
  • The best German neurologists: Prof. Helmut Steinmetz, Prof. Thomas Gasser, Prof. Marianna Dieterich, Prof. Peter Berlit


German hospitals perform all procedures in one place - patients do not need to spend a lot of time looking for the correct room. There may be long queues when requesting the skills of German specialists but the schedule of procedures is drawn up in advance, so there is no need to wait in line once you have booked your treatment. Treatment in Germany is always carried out according to an individual patient’s personal plan. Foreign patients are accompanied by an interpreter and also a personal coordinator.

Booking Health service


A patient from any country can undergo examination, treatment or rehabilitation in leading hospitals of Germany with the help of Booking Health. Booking Health is an international medical tourism operator. The company is registered in the city of Bonn and has direct contracts with large university hospitals and private healthcare institutions. On the Booking Health website, you can find reliable information about hospitals, doctors and medical services, as well as book the medical program that is appropriate for you.

Booking Health takes care of all organizational issues:

  • We select the right medical program for you
  • We analyse and translate your medical history
  • We book your treatment at the best German clinic
  • We book flight tickets and a hotel room for you
  • We provide you with a personal coordinator and an interpreter
  • If necessary, we organize additional consultations and procedures for you
  • We ensure you are charged the correct cost of treatment
  • We ensure you receive your medical tour


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Use this ranking to choose the best treatment location for you and enjoy a speedy recovery in the comfort and care of a state-of-the-art German clinic!


The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!



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