The Rhineland region


Productive and innovative, with a high quality of life — the Rhineland is a strong economic region of Germany. As an interconnected metropolitan region, the Rhineland is a front-runner in the European and global competition for people, ideas, and investments.

The Metropolregion Rheinland association is a significant European coalition. The Rhineland is Germany’s most populous region, with 8.5 million people — and it’s still growing. The purchasing power of its people is above average.

More international companies have branches in the Rhineland than in any other part of Germany. The region also has a large number of medium-sized companies that are leaders in their respective global markets. The Rhineland offers unique opportunities to combine economic and scientific talent, municipal self-governance, and regional planning.

The airports, highways, railroad networks, and inland ports of the Rhineland metropolitan region are not only the economic lifelines of Germany’s most important federal state but also important infrastructure elements that play a significant role at the European level.

No other region has as many universities, research institutes, and educational opportunities as the Rhineland. Partnerships with companies promote technological and economic progress. They bring together skills and qualifications and generate successful synergies.

Cultural, recreational, and tourist attractions reflect the region’s appeal. As factors that make this an appealing region, they encourage companies and people to settle here. Theaters, operas, museums, art galleries — the Rhineland metropolitan region has many facets.


Metropolregion Rheinland –
Datenatlas (facts and figures), 2016


Das Rheinland in Zahlen (the Rhineland in figures), 2016 (IHK)