The Berchtesgadener Land district in Bavaria is unique in its combination of natural monuments, such as the Watzmann mountain and the Königsee lake, and the sustainable production of hightech. Premium products are exported around the world: The steel used in the construction of the One World Center in New York comes from the Annahütte steelworks in Hammerau. Components for drinking water and gas supply or production facilities for interior trimming for the international automobile industry are just a few examples of hightech in mechanical engineering. Numerous precision engineering companies deliver precision products to the electronics, automobile and mechanical engineering industries.
The district is also known as a testing and development environment for applications related to the Galileo/GPS navigation market. A branch of the ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Bavaria in Freilassing supports high-tech start-ups. The “Satellite Navigation” entrepreneur network, coordinated by WFG BGL, has established itself throughout Europe. Young researchers are inspired to pursue the STEM subjects at the Schülerforschungszentrum Berchtesgadener Land.
The tourism industry is expanding the already strong health sector. Innovative concepts for health retreats, rehabilitation and the use of traditional remedies supplement competencies in the medical technology sector.