The Wolpertinger is a mythical creature in Bavaria – an animal that can run, swim and fly. The people and location factors in the county of Dingolfing-Landau are a lot more real, but equally versatile!
Dingolfing-Landau embodies the happy symbiosis of innovation and tradition. Its most conspicuous side – the one with the greatest external appeal and local impact – is the county's standing as a global industrial center. The BMW Group is leading the charge, employing more than 19,000 people here at its biggest production plant in the world. Yet for all the high tech, the county remains a farming region at heart, a place where traditional values are honored and nature is still intact. A keen environmental awareness is reflected in the composition of its energy supply, of which 87 percent is generated from renewable sources – the highest proportion of any county in Bavaria.
Undeveloped countryside, verdant hills and valleys, historic cultural highlights and any number of recreational options make Dingolfing-Landau the perfect place to relax and unwind. One main attraction for tourists is the central Vilstal valley around the lake of the same name, although the county is also a mecca for cyclists (thanks to a 572-km network of clearly signposted cycle paths). The region's biggest draws are the Bayern-Park theme park and the Caprima water park, which together welcome more than 300,000 visitors a year.
Cultural offerings include seven award-winning museums and private collections ranging from Stone Age Venus statues to Goggomobils. The "Growing Rock" of Usterling ranks among the top 100 geotopes in Germany and is also well worth a visit.
The county of Dingolfing-Landau is situated right in the center of Lower Bavaria, but also in the very heart of Europe. The A92 freeway provides fast links to Munich Airport to the west and Austria and the Czech Republic to the south and east. The B20 national highway – the second most important north-south link in Bavaria – also runs through the county. Heavy investment in the transport infrastructure has had a positive influence on the quality of this location, where the presence of automotive players such as BMW, ELDRA and Mann+Hummel is complemented by a strong agricultural sector. The company accommodates the biggest European field vegetable area, for example. The produce is processed on site by companies such as Develey. Firms interested in moving to the area can look forward to attractive land prices and an array of positive incentives.
Who to contact
Phone: +49 (0)8731 87-00
Economic Development Officer
Phone: +49 (0)8731 87-129
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