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Investment Environment

Germany’s Federal States

Germany is a democratic federal republic made up of the state, sixteen federal states and numerous local municipalities.

Germany is a country of many regional differences. There is the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in the north and the Alps in the south. There are big cities like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg as well as countless towns across the country. They all shape Germany’s unique economic structure of big industry and international companies on the one hand, and small and medium-sized companies on the other. Excellent infrastructure ensures a smooth and secure flow of business. This all contributes to make Germany Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth-largest economy.

The Federal States

Discover Germany’s federal states with all their characteristics, their economic strengths and individual business landscape.

Hover over the state on the map to get each state’s key data or click on the link below to get even more information.

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  • Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Bavaria
  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg
  • Hessen
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Niedersachsen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Saarland
  • Saxony
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Thuringia

30 Years After The Wall: Eastern German Success Stories

In the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the economies of western and eastern Germany have come ever closer together.

So how are the eastern economy and research institutions doing? Have the “new” federal states in the east been able to establish themselves as attractive investment locations? To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) has produced a short film illustrating the state of play in the east with six individual success stories.

More Information: 30 Years After the Wall

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