Mallorca and its German Inhabitants
The Balearic Islands are one of the autonomous communities in Spain which welcomes the most foreigners, either to spend a few days vacation, or to settle permanently.
On the island of Mallorca, if there is one group that stands above the rest, it is the German community. The German community still dominates the foreign residents table in the Balearic Islands with around 36,758 registered with their local municipalities.
German residents are known to be particularly active members of their respective communities and in political parties. Many have set up successful businesses here apart from the bar/restaurant sector; German residents have opened up art galleries, medical centres and island hospitals benefit from their German doctors and dentists. Many respected lawyers have decided to settle here and continue practising, attracted by the German property buyers who prefer to be attended in their own language.
More than 3.4 million German holidaymakers flock to the island each year to enjoy a well deserved holiday in the heat of the Mediterranean coast, equating to 40% of the total tourism volume. Many others however, decide to buy a house in Mallorca and to make the island their new home. So, increasingly more German pensioners decide to retire on the island in search of the good weather and every conceivable amenity to engage in sports and the outdoor activities they love.
Affluent Germans opt to purchase luxury homes in Mallorca, specifically in areas like Port Andraitx, Deià or Pollensa. In these locations they enjoy first class homes offering every possible comfort and are graced with Mallorca’s benign climate and beautiful scenery.
Luxury Villa with direct sea access in Puerto Andraitx:
The German purchase boom for Mallorcan houses broke out in the early nineties and it is still booming today, they are not only seek the luxury of a second home in which to spend long periods on the island, but increasingly, for many Mallorca has become their dream location.
Prominent German property buyers are the former Wimbledon champion, Boris Becker who owns an estate close to the attractive town Artá in the north east of the island. Needless to say this property has its own private tennis court! Claudia Schiffer is another prominent German resident, she and her family have been coming to the island for years, her parents owned a property in Puerto Andraitx and she now owns her own private estate in Camp de Mar. The well-known actor, Til Schweiger and the film and TV German producer and director, Dieter Wedel, are also amongst the famous Germans who have decided to become property owners here on the island.