County of Landshut

Wellness in the heart of Bavaria: In many ways, the county of Landshut is a microcosm of the Free State. Idiosyncratic and unmistakable, modern and endowed with a strong economy, it is rightly proud of a rich cultural history that goes back nearly eight millennia.

 

The county of Landshut is home to some 149,000 people. It comprises 35 communities (including the former towns of Rottenburg and Vilsbiburg) and seven market towns. Its standing as one of the most dynamic regions in Germany is due in part to a fortuitous geographic location: Less than half an hour's drive from Munich's major international airport, the county is traversed by main transport axes such as the A92 freeway (Munich-Deggendorf) and the Munich-Berlin train line. As such, it is a veritable hub of traffic and trade.

A high quality of life in a healthy environment is perfectly complemented by a plethora of forward-looking industries, a vibrant economy and an optimal infrastructure. The county of Landshut is a choice cut from the heart of "real Bavaria", combining varied and charming scenery with a wealth of history and culture topped by a surfeit of recreational offerings, natural treasures and sights to see. As an economic region, Landshut also has an excellent supply infrastructure. Its plentiful supply of hospitals is mirrored by more than sufficient children's nurseries. A tightly-woven network of cycle paths and hiking trails also provides countless ways to explore and discover the countryside, with its traditional Bavarian villages, markets and towns.

13th-century Church of St. Wolfgang on a hill overlooking the Isar valley near Essenbach © Clemens Unger

Fast GDP growth and low unemployment in the county are inseparably intertwined with the region's enviable concentration of automotive engineering expertise. Quick to spot its opportunity, the county of Landshut moved swiftly to align its road, energy and spatial planning – as well as its infrastructure – with the needs of the automotive industry. National and international links to key business centers also help make this an ideal setting for modern companies, not only in the logistics sector.

 

 

Landshut University of Applied Sciences, the pivotal educational establishment in these parts, engages with the regional economy in any number of cooperative ventures. The lightweight design and microsystem technology clusters based in Landshut are only two examples of how knowledge and technology transfer are lived out here.

 

 

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