Free German Essay on "My Town" (Meine Stadt)

Updated on March 12, 2018

How to Construct Your Essay

The first step to a great essay is to have a clear structure when it comes to text. There should be an introduction sentence with the name of your hometown, which country or state it belongs to, whether it is big or small and maybe whether you like it or not. Then you can write about the city center, parks, the different parts of the town or anything special that comes to mind, such as famous people who grew up there or historic events. In the final part, you can describe your own neighborhood and what you like or dislike about it.

The two examples below provide good examples of what your German essay should look like in the end. To give you even more assistance, I added some key vocabulary which should save you some time during your homework. At the bottom, you will also find a table with conjugated German verbs, together with their infinitives. Good luck with your German essay!

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Key Sentences for Your German Essay

German
English
eine stadt ist berühmt für...
My townsend is famous for..
In meiner Stadt gibt es viele ...(Parks, Spielplätze, Einkauszentren, junge Leute, alte Leute, Studenten, Verbrechen...).
There are many...(parks, playgrounds, shopping malls, young people, old people, students, crime) in my town.
Ich wohne in einem Vorort.
I live in the suburbs.
Ich wohne in der Nähe vom Bahnhof/ Flughafen/ Friedhof/ von meiner Schule.
I live close to the train station/ airport/ cemetery/ my school.
Ich wohne mitten in der Stadt.
I live in middle of the city.

Essay Examples

1.) My Small Town (Meine Kleinstadt)

Die Stadt, in der ich wohne, ist ziemlich klein. Sie hat nur 45.000 Einwohner und ist umgeben von Landwirtschaft und Wäldern. Wir haben auch einen schönen See, welcher im Sommer eine große Attraktion ist, und viele Turisten machen hier dann Urlaub. Ich bin früher immer Eislaufen gewesen auf dem See, als es im Winter noch kälter war. Man kann dort schwimmen, segeln oder windsurfen, und man kann sogar Wakeboarding lernen. Meine Stadt liegt nicht weit von einer großen Stadt, so dass die Leute dort auch shoppen gehen können, da die Zugfahrt nur 15 Minuten dauert. Unser Stadtzentrum ist sehr alt und klein, mit kleinen Geschäften und einer entspannten Atmosphäre. Es ist toll für Familien dort, weil es sehr sicher ist und eine Fußgängerzone hat, wo keine Fahrzeuge erlaubt sind. Im Sommer kann man in einen der italienischen Eis-Cafés draußen sitzen und die Passanten beobachten. Wir haben auch viele Schwimmbäder und Freibäder. Hier kann man immer was unternehmen, außer ins Kino zu gehen. Es wurde vor ein paar Jahren geschlossen, weil jetzt jeder in das riesige Kino in der großen Stadt geht. Ich lebe gern hier, da alles was ich brauche dicht dran ist und ich hier eine tolle Zeit mit meinen Freunden haben kann.

English Translation:

The town I live in is quite small. It only has 45,000 inhabitants and is surrounded by farmland and forests. We also have a nice lake which is a great attraction in summer when many tourists come for holidays. I used to ice skate on the lake in winter when I was younger and the winters were colder. You can go swimming, sailing or windsurfing there and you even can learn how to wakeboard. My town is not far from a big city so people can go shopping there as well, as it only takes 15 minutes by train. Our town center is very old and small with small shops and a relaxing atmosphere. It is great for families there because it is very secure and there is a pedestrian zone where no cars are allowed. In summer, you can sit outside of one of the Italian ice cafés and watch the passersby. We also have lots of indoor and outdoor swimming pools. You can always find something to do here, except for going to the cinema. It closed some years ago because everybody was going to the huge cinema in the big city. I like living here because everything I need is close by and I can have a great time here with my friends.

2.) My Big City (Meine Großstadt)

Meine Stadt ist Teil des industriellen Erbes. Sie hat eine halbe Million Einwohner und war mal berühmt für ihre Stahlindustrie. Heute gibt es hier viele Museen, die zeigen wie Leute hier früher gelebt und in den Fabriken gearbeitet haben. In der Vergangenheit war die Stadt sehr dreckig wegen den Fabrikabgasen. Heute ist sie sehr grün mit vielen schönen Parks. Wir haben zwei Universitäten, und über 40.000 Studenten leben hier. Außerhalb der Stadt befindet sich ein berühmter Nationalpark, welcher Millionen von Besuchern pro Jahr anlockt. Es gibt hier auch viele Möglichkeiten, um aktiv zu sein, wobei Klettern die beliebteste ist. Viele Studenten studieren hier, damit sie im Nationalpark klettern gehen können. Das Stadtzentrum ist ziemlich klein, aber es gibt noch einige andere kleine Zentren in anderen Stadtteilen. Wir haben auch ein großes Einkaufszentrum im Norden der Stadt, welches sehr beliebt ist. Abends gibts es viele Bars und Restaurants wo man hin gehen kann. Ich kann mit meinen Freunden auch in verschiedene Kinos, Schwimmbäder und zum Eislaufen gehen. Ich wohne gerne hier, da man hier an jeder Ecke einen Park finden kann.

English Translation:

My city is part of the industrial heritage. It has half a million inhabitants and used to be famous for its steel industry. Today there are lots of museums showing how people lived here and worked in the factories. In the past, the city was very dirty because of the factory smoke. Today it is a very green city with lots of pretty parks. We have two universities and over 40,000 students living here. Outside the city is a famous national park that attracts millions of visitors a year. There are also many opportunities to be active here, climbing being the most popular one. Many students study here so that they can go climbing in the national park. The city center is quite small, but there are some other little centers in the different parts of the city. We also have a big shopping mall in the north of the city which is very popular. In the evening, there are loads of bars and restaurants to go to. I can go to different cinemas, swimming pools and ice skating with my friends as well. I like living here because you can find a park here around every corner.

Small Town Vocabulary

German
English
der einwohner
inhabitant
das stadtzentrum
city center
die zugfahrt
train journey
die fußgängerzone
pedestrian zone
der winter
winter
sehr alt
very old
erlaubt
allowed
der wald
forest
entspannt
relaxed
die geschäfte
shops
das freibad
open-air swimming pool
der sommer
summer
draußen
outside
toll
great

Big City Vocabulary

German
English
der besucher
visitor
das eislaufen
ice skating
das klettern
climbing
die stahlindustrie
steel industry
die fabrik
factory
im norden
in the north
die möglichkeit
opportunity
der student/ die studentin
student
die universität
university
in der vergangenheit
in the past
das erbe
heritage
beliebt
popular
verschiedene
different
berühmt
famous
Think about positive and negative aspects about living in a big city.
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Verbs

Conjugated German Verbs
Infinitive
English Equivalent
(ich) wohne
wohnen
to live (somewhere)
(sie) hat
haben
to have
(sie) ist umgeben von
umgeben sein von
to be surrounded by
(ich) brauche
brauchen
to need
(es) lockt...an
(etwas oder jemanden) anlocken
to attract
(sie) haben gelebt
leben
to live
(sie) haben gearbeitet
arbeiten
work
es gibt
geben
there are

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