The pharmaceutical and university city of Marburg is at the heart of the capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district, one of the regions in Hesse with the best conditions in terms of location. However, the region is not just characterised by its pharmaceutical and medical origins. Cultural opportunities, global companies and the growing networking within Europe give it an international flair.
Innovative companies benefit from the proximity to science
In addition to the Philipps University and Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg are only half an hour away. This provides an ideal platform for targeted collaboration between science and industry.
A Ideal Network for Pharmaceutical Research and Production
The large number of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies and institutions established in Marburg speaks for itself: Marburg combines comprehensive and industry-specific know-how and has a large network of industry insiders – from specialists through to market partners.
The good transport infrastructure and links to the motorway network in the Rhine-Maine region provide a fast exchange of goods with customers throughout Europe.
- Lively university city with a high quality of life
- Good transport links
- Outstanding in terms of recreational and leisure value
- Cosmopolitan with great diversity
- Lowest unemployment rate in the state of Hesse
- Extensive range of education and training programmes
- Around 77,000 people live, work and study here
Tailor-made Education to Shape the Future
An extensive range of education and training programmes is available near Behringwerke Marburg Industrial Park. There is also a wide range of nursery schools and daycare centres. Ambitious training and further education programmes ensure that young people are prepared for the employment market. An above-average training ratio and the traditional establishment of global industrial companies here provide the basis for an ongoing positive situation in the regional employment market.
Living and Leisure
Working where other People spend their Holiday – A Multifaceted Region
Behringwerke Marburg Industrial Park is located at the heart of the action. The quality of life in the region is high. Several hospitals, including the University Hospital of Marburg, provide medical care at the highest level. There is a wide range of sport and cultural facilities. Castles, palaces, lakes, mountains and valleys provide a varied recreational landscape. The "German Fairytale Route" runs through the district. The nearby "Burgwald" is the largest expanse of woodland in Hesse. Residents and visitors can explore the idyllic landscape on its well-developed network of hiking trails, many cycle paths or and canoe trips on the river Lahn.
Attractive Leisure Opportunities
- Over 40% of the area is covered by woodland
- Modern sports facilities and swimming pools
- Several hundred kilometres of cycle paths and hiking trails
- Attractive destinations for excursions (lakes, palaces, castles, old towns and cities, museums, galleries, etc.)
- Theatre of Great Hesse
- 18-hole golf course
A Strong Economy and Cutting-edge Science right on your Doorstep
A strong economy and cutting-edge science right on your doorstep. In addition to the Philipps University and Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg are only half an hour away. This provides an ideal platform for targeted collaboration between science and industry. Highly skilled workers are on hand thanks to the proximity of the colleges in Central Hesse, the universities in Marburg and Giessen as well as the University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg. The Marburg-Biedenkopf district and Marburg in particular are an attractive location for companies. The trade tax assessment rates are relatively low and salary levels are moderate. Its central location in the heart of Germany is also enhanced by its good transport links to the Rhine-Maine region.