County of Landsberg/Lech

Hemmed in between the Ammersee lake and the Lech river in the foothills of the Upper Bavarian Alps, the county of Landsberg/Lech lies to the west of Munich.

 

Two bodies of water – the Ammersee lake to the east and the Lech river to the west – lend form to the county of Landsberg/Lech, most of which lies between them. For centuries, the city of Landsberg/Lech stood as the border post between Bavaria and Swabia. And to this day, the historic old town, perched on the weir, bears mute testimony to the prosperity that the salt trade once brought to this region. Every year, medieval tournaments at Kaltenberg Castle attract tens of thousands of visitors to the county.

As close as the Munich and Augsburg agglomerations are, the county boasts an unspoiled landscape of hills, fields, woods, meadows and moors. This pretty little patch of "old Bavaria" also trumps up with many and varied leisure and recreation options that are easy to explore along well-signposted cycle paths. Picturesque towns and villages, Baroque churches and cozy inns are all integral to a venerable cultural landscape whose origins date back to the Stone Age, as evidenced by the remains of human settlements found near Pestenacker. A wide selection of events – ranging from traditional costume festivals such as Landsberg's "Ruethenfest" to organ recitals to the biggest pottery market in southern Germany (in Diessen/Amersee) – vividly express the vitality and diversity of the region's cultural heritage.

Landsberg/Lech by night © Martha Feustel

The county of Landsberg/Lech is looked up to as an economic powerhouse of tomorrow. Forecasts and rankings put it in the top half of the table, while population growth figures and resident satisfaction ratings are firmly in the leading group. The county enjoys close proximity to important economic regions, to which it has good access via the A96 freeway and the B17 national highway. In recent years, the county of Landsberg/Lech has invested nearly 100 million euros to ramp up its secondary school system.

Low tax assessment rates, comparatively inexpensive commercial space and swift approval procedures combine to create a business-friendly climate. Within the county, a series of big-name international companies rub shoulders with a diverse array of medium-sized enterprises. Examples include the Hirschvogel Automotive Group in Denklingen (one of the very largest automotive suppliers) and Hilti (fastening technology) in Kaufering. Landsberg-based company Rational has risen to a position as global leader in thermal food preparation, while Windach-based Delo is a market leader in industrial adhesives. The county's large number of outbound commuters testifies to its wealth of qualified labor in all areas.

Who to contact

Andreas Graf

Landsberg County Administration Office
Local Affairs and Economic Development

Phone: +49 (0)8191 129-1500
E-mail: Andreas.Graf@no-spam-pleaseLRA-LL.bayern.de

 

 

Rainer Mahl

Landsberg County Administration Office
Local Affairs and Economic Development

Phone: +49 (0)8191 129-1501
E-mail: Rainer.Mahl@no-spam-pleaseLRA-LL.bayern.de