What makes the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Region so competitive? There are many answers to this question, but certainly one of the key factors is the infrastructure. Due to its location in the heart of Europe, the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region is easily accessible by car, rail or waterway:
A total of eight highways pass through the region, including the key European east-west axis A6, and the important A5/A67 and A61/A65. This makes it very easy and efficient to transport goods and cargo.
The busy Mannheim train station ranks as the second-largest station for the high speed ICE trains in Germany. About 240 long-distance train depart daily, connecting to other national and European high-speed rail networks. For example, Frankfurt's international airport can be reached in just 31 minutes by high-speed train, and Paris is less than three and a half hours away.
The Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Port Center is the second-largest inland port in Europe and an important transportation hub for the European freight traffic network.