Excellent reasons in favour of Halle (Saale)

Locational factors

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Top location, top transport connections

Modern, made-to-measure infrastructure makes a major contribution to growth in Halle (Saale). The city’s location at the heart of central Germany and excellent global transport links enable effective production, sales and working operations. Important infrastructure components are Leipzig / Halle airport, the A9, A14, A38 and A143 motorways, and an excellent rail network. By 2019 a further €1.5 billion will be invested in infrastructure development.

  • Intercontinental airport
  • DHL hub with 24/7 operations and night-flight permit
  • The largest train formation depot in eastern Germany*
  • 30 minutes to Berlin*

*from 2017

  • fully developed
  • maximum construction flexibility
  • outstandingly good construction and operational conditions
  • free from contamination
  • excellent transport links

Fully developed premium sites

Halle (Saale) offers a wide range of promising investment locations. At 230 ha, Star Park Halle A14 business park is especially suitable for companies with extensive space requirements. Weinberg Campus Technology Park with its 134 ha is ideal for start-ups and investors. The second-largest technology park in eastern Germany is only 2.5 km from the city centre.

All important facts at a glance

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Development potential around the city's hub

The development potential of the area around Riebeckplatz consists of office, hotel, retail and residential units. Here new and established enterprises will find top locations – fast and without bureaucratic hurdles. Visionary projects are already being implemented, at an investment volume of over €40 million euros.

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Weinberg Campus Technology Park

Innovation as the driving force

Weinberg Campus is among Germany’s top 10 technology parks and is the largest of its kind in central Germany. Here business receives valuable stimulus from research operations.

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Star Park A14

230 ha of fully developed prime sites

In infrastructure terms Star Park Halle A14 (Star Park) is in an ideal location: direct connections to the A14 motorway and the rail network of Deutsche Bahn, as well as the nearby intercontinental airport of Halle / Leipzig with its DHL and Lufthansa Cargo air freight hub ensure reliable access to all European business markets.

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A dynamic labour market

Whether it’s traditional industries or innovative new sectors, in Halle (Saale) you can always be sure of finding flexible, highly skilled personnel. A clear benefit for every investment. In addition you can cooperate locally with experts from the universities and universities of applied sciences, recruit new personnel for your company, and access the practical experience of the region’s engineers, scientists and specialist personnel.

61.72 % lower wage costs than in the western states of Germany

As of: 2015 Source: Institute of German Industry, Cologne

Know-how: excellent

Halle’s research and educational facilities have an excellent reputation, highlighted by the over 500-year-old Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. In addition Handel’s birthplace is home to prestigious research institutes, including the Leopoldina, Germany’s National Academy of Sciences, institutes of the Max Planck and Fraunhofer Societies, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the IWH Institute for Economic Research Halle and the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry.

In addition there are a number of technology and start-up centres such as the Central German Multimedia Centre, the Weinberg Campus Technology Park and BIO Mitteldeutschland GmbH, which round off the scientific facilities of the city and boost its economic innovative force.

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  • 22,000 students
  • 3 universities
  • More than 10 research institutions
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Visionary media expertise

A wide range of well-established and young institutions involved in music, theatre, film and modern media, as well as the tradition-rich Burg Giebichenstein with its unique combination of applications-oriented art and design, establish the ideal preconditions for creative-business scenarios.

International cinema productions

In September 2015 new studios were established at the Mitteldeutsches Multimediazentrum. At the core of the cutting-edge post-production studios is the Dolby Atmos cinema mixing unit, which can be used for both sound and image processing. International producers use Europe’s most modern facilities.

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  • Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Halle GmbH (TGZ)
  • BIO – Zentrum Halle GmbH
  • Mitteldeutsches Multimediazentrum Halle GmbH (MMZ)
  • Innovations- und GründerZentrumFügetechnik (IGZ)

The platform for startups and visionaries

Halle (Saale) is the ideal platform for start-up companies. At Weinberg Campus Technology Park technology oriented visionaries will find top-class R and D partners and benefit from the synergies provided by the 9 local business incubators. At the Central German Multimedia Centre (MMZ) film and multimedia production, universitary research and teaching and newly establshed enterprises meet under one roof. The ‘Designhaus’ of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design provides ideal conditions for activities in the design, fashion, photography and IT development sectors.

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Quality of life in a growing major city

Thanks to its numerous parks and gardens and wonderful forest, river and river meadow scenery Halle (Saale) is one of Germany’s greenest cities and is known for its qualiy of life, diversity and cosmopolitan flair. Further features of the city are its vibrant traditional and modern cultural and artistic scene. With theatres, an opera house, galleries, variety, cabaret, museums, cafés, bars, clubs, pubs and discos – the sheer diversity is fascinating.

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