The products from the district set between the cities of Nuremberg, Würzburg, Bamberg and Ansbach can be found on the road around the world every day. In fact, no car sets in motion without precision components produced in the region. The reason behind this is the large number of strong, medium-sized companies that are active in the plastics and metal-processing industry. World market leaders such as Mekra Lang (mirror systems), Getrag (gears), HBW-Gubesch (plastics engineering) and Weiler (lathes) are located here, as is Bavaria’s largest mineral water company, Franken Brunnen, or the unique production plant of the BIG-Bobby-Cars. The district plays a leading role in renewable energy with a coverage ratio of 82 per cent. The district has one of the lowest unemployment rates within Bavaria; proof of its high productivity.
Set within the Steigerwald and Frankenhöhe nature parks with magnificent vineyards and the unique Aischgründer pond landscape with over 2,300 ponds, the district boasts a high standard of living, providing diverse leisure, cultural and health services. The main highlight is the Franken-Therme thermal spa in Bad Windsheim, which offers services for health and pure relaxation in four thermal saline pools and a salt lake across an area of 17,500 square metres.
Economic factor Renewable Energy74 biomass plants, 34 wind power stations and 9,317 photovoltaic systems.
InfrastructureConnection to the A7, A6 and A3 motorways, B470; B8 and B13 federal highways, connection to the Nuremberg–Frankfurt as well as Würzburg–Treuchtlingen main railway lines , Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and freight traffic terminal at the port of Nuremberg, 30 minutes drive to international airport in Nuremberg