Nuremberg is the second-largest Bavarian city. Particularly after the EU eastern enlargement, the city has profited from its central location within the European economic region. With 505.664 inhabitants, Nuremberg is the economic, services and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria, and the centre of the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg.

European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg

In the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg cooperation and networking takes place between politics, economy, science, administration, culture and sports. Around 3.5 Mio. people live in the Metropolitan Region Nuremberg. They gain a gross domestic product of 100 billion Euros. The region is one of the 11 European Metropolitan Areas in Germany.

Nuremberg boasts a unique mixture of tradition and modern times. Both people born here and people who moved here appreciate its extraordinary quality of life. It is almost thousand years of history are still obvious in its cityscape. In the 15th century Nuremberg developed to a European metropolis, was the centre of German humanism, sciences, paintings and sculptures. In 1835 the first German railway started from Nuremberg to Fuerth. Since the 1970s, Nuremberg has transformed itself into a service centre with high growth rates in the fields of innovative services, focussing on engineering and economic consultancy, market research, facility management and E-business. The city supports international relations to 14 sister cities.

The large Main-Danube Canal waterway leads through Nuremberg and together with the Rhine and Danube rivers forms a waterway of 3.500 km in length. This means Nuremberg offers a good water transport route to the states bordering on the Rhine and to the North Sea and via the Danube to the Black Sea. The freight traffic centre in the port of Nuremberg is one of the most important transfer centres in Southern Germany.

For more information visit the website of the city.