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Ranking of the most popular leisure activities in Germany 2017-2020

Most popular leisure activities, hobbies and sports (undertaken at least multiple times a month) in Germany from 2017 to 2020

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Release date

November 2020



Survey time period

2017 to 2020

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* First asked in 2015.
** From 2016 onwards, included under "Listening to music".
*** From 2018 onwards, included under "Visiting wellness studios (e.g. yoga)/going to the sauna".
**** The category "Watching DVDs, videos, Blu-Ray" was replaced with "Watching films, series (e.g. DVDs, Blu-Ray, streams)".

Information on the population:
Base is the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older.

Information on the sample:
2016: 23,102 respondents, projected to 69.56 million people
2017: 23,106 respondents, projected to 70.09 million people
2018: 23,086 respondents, projected to 70.45 million people
2019: 23,120 respondents, projected to 70.60 million people

The figures are based on the following studies:
2016: VuMA 2017; 2017: VuMA 2018; 2018: VuMA 2019; 2019: VuMA 2020.

Further information on the methodology can be found here.

This statistic shows the results of an analysis that has been calculated from various characteristics of the survey. The question was not asked directly. In the survey, participants had to say how frequently they undertake the listed leisure activities. This statistic depicts the ten leisure activities with the highest share of respondents who chose the answer option "Multiple times a week" or "Multiple times a month" during the survey.

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