The Assessment of German Cultural Landscapes

Evidence from Three Regions Located in the Metropolitan Area of Hamburg

  • Jessica Matloch

Part of the RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft book series (RFSRL)

About this book


Jessica Matloch examines the importance of regional cultural landscape for their residents using the approach of willingness to pay. She identifies that almost each resident of every region prefers water landscapes. Furthermore, landscape perception is often influenced by education and by the resident’s relationship with nature. The impact of the relationship to the region differs between regions and resident groups. Regarding the involvement in or for the landscape, the results suggest that specific groups of residents are more willing to volunteer in and for regional landscapes than others. The analyses illustrate that the region is used the most to relax and the least for cultural purposes.

  • Setting and Survey Methodology
  • Valuation of Cultural Landscapes and Variables of Interest
  • Residents´ Perception of Their Everyday Cultural Landscapes
  • Does Migration Biography Affect the Perception of Landscapes?
  • Willingness to Pay or Willingness to Volunteer?
  • Regions and Their Residents

Target Groups
  • Researchers, academics, and students in the fields of human geography
  • Experts, politicians, and practitioners in the fields of urban and country planning

The Author
Jessica Matloch completed her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. S. Thomsen (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover) and Prof. Dr. D. Schiller (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald). She works at the University of Greifswald (Chair of Economic and Social Geography).


Cultural Landscapes Landscape Perception Willingness to Pay Willingness to Volunteer Perception Differences between Newcomers and Locals Cluster Analysis Life Satisfaction Use of the Region

Authors and affiliations

  • Jessica Matloch
    • 1
  1. 1.Ernst‐Moritz‐Arndt‐University of GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

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