Landkreis Lichtenfels: The business location in the health region

The district of Lichtenfels is the location for the nationwide “Green Hospital” reference hospital. It goes into operation in 2017 and is an important component of the certified Bavarian health region Ober­main. Four other hospitals as well as the touristic Leuchtturm Thermalsolbad Bad Staffelstein (lighthouse thermal salt-­water bath) with the 5-star SaunaLand are part of it. The basilica in Vierzehnhei­ligen, the monastery in Banz and the Staffelberg mountain are highlights of our hiking, canoe­ing and biking region and have a determining influence on the quality of life.

Entrepreneurs and workers profit from the broad mixture of industries, which ranges from logistics and automotive sup­­plies to mechanical, plant and model en­­gineering as well as furniture production. Growing competence fields are the laser and plastics technology. World market leaders, innovation winners and Bavaria’s Best 50 award winners are among the producing companies. The excellent trans­port infrastructure also offers best start­­ing conditions for new companies.

A continuous education offer from nur­s­er­ies to secondary schools is in place, and dual degree programme offers are being expanded. There are more than 20 colleg­es and universities within a radius of 90 min­­utes driving time. The district is part of the European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg.




  1. Address

    Kronacher Straße 28/30
    96215 Lichtenfels
    Tel +49 9571 18-261
    Fax +49 9571 18-200

  2. District administration

    Christian Meißner

  3. Infrastructure highlights

    “Green Hospital” – Lichtenfels Obermain thermal bath with 5-star SaunaLand, pilgrimage church basilica Vierzehnheiligen
    Banz monastery with
    educational institution

  4. Transport infrastructure

    Motorways A73 and A70
    federal highways B173 and B289 ICE railway station in Lichtenfels
    broadband, transport association
    Greater Nürnberg
  5. District area

    51.992,44 Hektar