Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge: Business location with a remarkable variety of sectors

The Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge dis­­trict is economically characterised by the Glashütte watchmaking industry as well as steel, paper and glass produc­­tion. Also the traditional handicrafts and agricultural farming are particularly im­­portant, especially in the countryside. A large part of the economy is predominated by tourism. Popular skiing areas in Altenberg, Geising or Holzhau and well developed hiking areas in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, for example the “Malerweg” (Painters’ Way), again and again offer locals and tourists the fascinating wonders of nature.

Favourable transport connections exist on road, waterway and railroad. There are various industrial estates for the establish­­ment of businesses in the district. One of the linking elements is the motorway A17. In December 2006, the part of the A17 which runs through the district Sächsische Schweiz-Osterz­gebirge was opened up.

Right next to the state capital of Dresden, which is both a location for science and research and a cultural city, the beautiful landscape and the various leisure time and cultural activities as well as educational opportunities in situ pro­­­­duce a spe­­cial quality of location.



  1. Address

    Schloßhof 2/4
    D-01796 Pirna
    Telefon +49 (0) 3501 515-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 3501 515-4009
  2. Area

    1,653 square kilometres
  3. Infrastructure

    Glashütte watchmaking industry;
    steel, paper and glass production;
    excellent transport connections
    to the Czech Republic;
    motorway A17 with six
    motorway junctions;
    federal roads B170, B171, B172, B173;
    airports in Dresden and Pirna-Pratzschwitz;
    numerous scientific institutions
    in the state capital Dresden