Altenburg - Industrial and Commercial Location at the heart of Central Germany

Altenburg is one of those towns in which old and new, historic and modern, combine to create a harmonious whole. Formerly a royal residence, it can look back on more than 1000 years of history. The town is famous as the place where the card game of Skat was born and the long tradition of production of playing cards is still continued today.

In addition, the town offers a wide and varied programme of culture, sport and leisure activities and an interesting and attractive environment for recreation and relaxation. With some 36,000 inhabitants, it is situated at the heart of Central Germany, where the automotive and technology locations of Jena, Leipzig, Zwickau, Dresden and Chemnitz are to be found. The Leipzig-Altenburg Airport is suitable for scheduled, charter and cargo flights up to aircraft size A 320 or Boeing 737-800.

Altenburg can boast very good long-distance traffic links, since it is close to the A 4 Dresden - Frankfurt am Main motorway and is located on the B 93 central north-south highway from Leipzig to Zwickau and the main railway route from Berlin to Munich. Altenburg is the intersection point of highways B 93, B 7 and B 180.

The Altenburg area is a Target 1 Development Region of the European Union and an A Development Region of the Free State of Thuringia (up to 50% maximum aid). Corporate matters are given preferential treatment. Our investor service includes the procurement of suitable existing properties or industrial land where development can begin immediately, together with advice and support with aid applications. In addition, we can help with recruitment of qualified specialist staff.

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Postal address:
* Office for Economic Development

Markt 1, D-04600 Altenburg
Your contacter: Tino Scharschmidt
Phone +49 (0) 3447 594 840
Fax +49 (0) 3447 594 809