And then we met some other friends and listened to them

More than 14 percent of Germans live in places with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants, the Federal Statistical Office wrote in 2020. In 2019, the population of the Prignitz district was about 76,200, the lowest figure in the observed period. In 1995, the Brandenburg district still had about 101,400 inhabitants. Since then, the figures have fallen continuously. As a result, Prignitz is one of the most sparsely populated areas in Germany. The population density of the Prignitz district was only 36 inhabitants per square kilometer at the end of 2016. Now it should be even fewer.

But the Prignitz is hardly structurally weak. On the contrary, the rural area has an above-average number of owners, self-employed and private initiative, i.e. a broad middle class as a powerful engine of economic development.


What survived the collapses of the Wende era has developed in an extraordinarily stable manner. Since then, many new businesses have revived and strengthened the Prignitz region, and companies from the Hamburg area in particular have created and expanded a second production site here.


A village lives from the relationships between people. That has always been the case. Only today it is missing. Every conversation is all the more valuable.


The road that leads to Döllen


And the relevance of our actions