Ludwigsburg district

As the second largest district in Baden-Württemberg and the fourth largest district in Germany - measured by population - the Ludwigsburg district offers a strong economy, diverse local recreation areas and a rich historical heritage.

The Ludwigsburg district is the heart of the old Württemberg region. It is embedded in a varied landscape around the Hohenasperg - the unofficial landmark of the district - with the historic state fortress, between Enz and Murr, Glemswald and Stromberg. The Neckar flows right through the middle. The Ludwigsburg district is 687 square kilometers in size. It covers large parts of the Neckar basin north of Stuttgart. Over half a million people live in 39 municipalities - including six large district towns. As the northwestern neighbor of the state capital Stuttgart, the Ludwigsburg district is one of the most densely populated areas in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Wines that are known to connoisseurs far beyond the country's borders grow on the steep banks of the Neckar's shell limestone sandstone. With almost 2.200 hectares of vineyards, the Ludwigsburg district accounts for almost 19 percent of Württemberg's growing area. 158 wine-growing businesses with self-marketing, 7 wine-growing cooperatives with headquarters in Ludwigsburg and more than 60 percent of the total steep-slope areas in the Stuttgart administrative district are the reasons for the large variety of excellent wines in our district.

Neckar loop Mundelsheim © Ludwigsburg District Office

figures, data, facts

• Population: 545.782
• Area: 687 km²
• Population density: 794 inhabitants/km²
• Cities and towns: 39
• 2 nature parks
• Over 2.000 hectares of vineyards
• 6 double locks on the Neckar federal waterway

The district's economy is diverse and broad-based. Porsche, Bosch, Mann+Hummel and Mercedes AMG are the largest and best-known companies in the field of vehicle construction and suppliers, while Trumpf, Dürr, Gleason-Pfauter and teamtechnik are renowned names in mechanical and plant engineering that carry out research and development at the location. There are also strong suppliers such as Hahn & Kolb, Helukabel, Gebr. Lotter and Hainbuch. The strong influence of the manufacturing industry can also be seen in well-known clothing and shoe manufacturers such as Olymp, the traditional brand Salamander or the yarn manufacturer Amann & Söhne, some of which are still active worldwide today. Many of these companies can look back on a long history at the location.

High-growth companies in the area of ​​business-oriented services such as management consultancies, insurance and financing companies, highly specialized logistics companies, and software and IT specialists have established themselves around this core in the manufacturing sector. They value the strong economic environment, the close integration into the Stuttgart region and the well-trained specialists at the location.

A special feature is the strength in the creative and media sectors.
With the Film School and the Academy of Performing Arts, there are two outstanding, internationally known universities that also serve as a platform for many start-ups. Dynamic centers of the creative industries have developed around you.

©Animation Institute Film Academy Baden-Württemberg

Further information

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