Sikhism in Germany

From SikhiWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

German Sikhs are a religious minority in Germany. Many German Sikhs have their roots in Afghanistan. They escaped Afghanistan due to fear of the persecution of the Sikhs by the Taliban regime. Reports are scarce about the population as some claim 12,000 Sikhs in Germany while another reports 15,000 and yet another 50,000. It is likely that there are 40,000 Sikhs in Germany. German had the second highest Sikh population in Europe after United Kingdom. But since a few years mass immigration of Sikhs to Italy has resulted into a 70,000 strong Italian Sikh community, pushing the strong German Sikh community to the third place.

Gurdwaras

There are 19 gurdwaras in Germany.

  • Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Sabha
  • Gurdwara Singh Sabha
  • Gurdwara Singh Sabha Berlin
  • Gurdwara Shri Guru Darshan Sahib
  • Gurdwara Singh Sabha Duisburg
  • Gurdwara Nanaksar
  • Gurdwara Singh Sabha Frankfurt Main
  • Gurdwara Singh Sabha Hamburg
  • Singh Sabha Sikh Center
  • Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Darbar
  • Gurdwara Singh Sabha
  • Gurdwara Shri Dashmesh Singh Sabha Cologne
  • Gurdwara Shri Dashmesh Singh Sabha
  • Gurdwara Shri Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib
  • Gurdwara Gurmat Parchar Leipzig
  • Gurdwara Shri Singh Sabha
  • Gurdwara Guru Nanak Mission
  • Guru Nanak Niwas Gurdwara
  • Gurdwara Sahib