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A wealth of opportunities within a small radius is what makes Ludwigshafen's unique regional location so special

The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region - One of the Most Livable Locations in Germany

Ludwigshafen is not only located directly on the Rhine, but also in the heart of one of the most dynamic and livable areas in Germany - the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. In addition to Ludwigshafen, the metropolitan region includes the two major cities of Mannheim and Heidelberg as well as the surrounding area including the Neckar-Odenwald district and the Southern Palatinate. The area, which is home to more than 2.3 million people, thus extends across the three German states of Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse and is thus largely identical to the historic Electoral Palatinate.

Economically strong region with attractive training and job prospects

Alongside Munich and Berlin, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is one of the three leading life sciences locations in Germany. Its economic strength is manifested in more than 130,000 companies and nearly 800,000 employees. Global players such as BASF, Roche, SAP, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, KSB and Fuchs Petrolub are just as much at home in this dynamic, high-growth region as a healthy and stable middle class. This opens up training and job opportunities in almost all professional fields. With over 20 universities, the region also boasts a dense science and research landscape and stands for a pronounced culture of innovation.

Excellent transport infrastructure

Whether by water, road, rail or air - the Rhine-Neckar location has excellent connections and stands for fast connections both regionally and internationally. Did you know that the Mannheim/Ludwigshafen port center is the second largest inland port in Europe? Or that Frankfurt International Airport can be reached in less than an hour? The ICE junction in Mannheim and an excellently developed freeway network also contribute to the excellent infrastructure of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Last but not least, historical sites such as Hambach Castle or the imperial cathedral cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz are only "a stone's throw" away.

The Palatinate: pleasure, wine and joie de vivre

Apart from its exposed location in the border triangle of Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse, Ludwigshafen am Rhein is also the gateway to the Palatinate. This unique natural landscape west of the Rhine extends over 5,450 square kilometers and borders Rheinhessen, Saarland and Alsace. One-third covered with forest, the Palatinate is a popular vacation region and stands for picturesque winegrowing villages, castles and palaces. From a culinary point of view, it is of course primarily famous for the excellent wines produced here. Due to its mild climate, the Palatinate enjoys the reputation of being Germany's Tuscany. Spring has always arrived early and almond trees blossom in March and April. Later in the year, lemons, kiwis and figs ripen. Spoiled by such conditions, the Palatinate is a great place to live and celebrate - among other things, at around 200 wine festivals a year!