▷ Mobility ranking: This city offers the most alternatives to owning a car

  • Berlin event agency SPREEFREUNDE examines the mobility offer in the 30 largest cities in Germany
  • Most mobile city Berlin offers the largest selection of means of transport with 46 different providers
  • In Chemnitz and Wuppertal there are few alternatives to having your own car

Crowded streets and overcrowded means of transport are always an issue in large cities. Remedial measures are promised not only by local public transport, but also by mobility service providers with a wide range of offers, often based on sharing. Since a well-developed mobility infrastructure is a decisive factor for active participation in events of all kinds, the event agency SPREEFREUNDE ( has now created the Germany-wide mobility ranking. To this end, the Berlin-based company examined the breadth of mobility options in Germany’s 30 largest cities – from local public transport, car and scooter sharing, e-scooters and rental bikes to ride sharing and taxi services.

Berliners can choose from almost 50 different providers

With a total of 46 different providers, Germany’s capital offers residents and tourists the largest selection of transport options. It is followed by Munich with 42 providers. Third place in the mobility ranking is occupied by Düsseldorf (39). Hamburg and Cologne complete the top five with 37 and 35 different options, respectively.

The residents of Wuppertal and Chemnitz have significantly fewer options. With 13 or 14 different providers, people have the smallest choice here. In Münster, Mönchengladbach, Kiel and Aachen there is a similarly limited range of services: around 15 different companies offer their services here.

Car sharing offers vary greatly

14 car sharing companies offer their services in Berlin. The capital is therefore also a leader in this category. Only Munich (13), Hamburg, Düsseldorf (both twelve) and Nuremberg (eleven) achieve a double-digit figure. Gelsenkirchen (three) as well as Münster and Mönchengladbach (both five) occupy the lowest places in the ranking.

E-scooters and e-scooters are part of most cities

So far, electric scooters can be rented in eleven major cities in Germany. In Düsseldorf and Berlin, users have the largest choice between four or three providers. Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Stuttgart each provide scooters from two companies. Only one company that offers e-scooters is represented in Frankfurt, Essen, Leipzig, Wiesbaden and Bielefeld.

The numerous providers of e-scooters are far more widespread. With the exception of Leipzig and Wuppertal, at least one company offers its service in one of the major German cities examined. With eight providers, Munich and Cologne have the most options for renting an e-scooter. Frankfurt am Main and Berlin are only just behind with a total of seven companies.

Local public transport: There are only buses in Münster and Aachen

Several cities have a wide range of public transport options. Berlin, Bochum and Duisburg have the most public means of transport by bus, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, light rail and ferry. Ten other large cities, including Nuremberg and Hamburg, offer a similar range of options with four public transport options. The choice of means of transport, on the other hand, is much smaller in Münster and Aachen: only buses run here.

Tim Krannich, Managing Partner of SPREEFREUNDE, comments on the analysis: “Mobility is an important topic for society, especially with a view to the future. Space in the city is becoming increasingly scarce and people in large cities are increasingly relying on sharing offers Providers are on site To make sharing models more attractive in smaller cities too, providers and cities must jointly develop appropriate concepts.

With our expertise in the field of event management and mobility, it is very important to us that visitors: indoors, when participating in trade fairs, for example, can get from A to B relaxed and without great effort.”

The full results of the analysis can be found here:

About the investigation

The study only includes providers who are represented on the German market in the cities examined in the month of July 2021. In addition, due to the large number of providers, no distinction was made between the individual taxi companies.


SPREEFREUNDE GmbH ( develops live, digital and hybrid communication concepts for its customers with a clear strategic and creative orientation. SPREEFREUNDE was founded in 2009 by Tim Krannich and Philipp Panzer and is one of the leading companies in the live communication industry. The 20-person team consists of designers, strategists, event managers, artists, programmers and other digital experts who implement around 200 national and international projects every year. This includes tailor-made and personal corporate events, digital events, hybrid events, brandings, exhibition stands, showrooms, road shows and brand positioning.