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Infrastructure and Location

Optimal location in the heart of Europe

Geographical position

The German capital Berlin is located in the middle of Brandenburg, in the heart of Europe. The region is already established  as an important strategic hub between East and West and the North-South axis along the Scandinavia-Adriatic corridor is also becoming increasingly important.


With its central location, Berlin-Brandenburg is directly connected by air, sea and land to the core European markets. The region is also a trans-shipment centre for sea ports in the north.  These ports are themselves on average a maximum of 300 kilometers away by road.

The capital region has a population of over 6.5 million and enormous potential in terms of both workforce and end consumers. Goods can reach over 200 million consumers within one day both by rail and by road.

Infrastructure

Berlin-Brandengurg can boast twelve new motorways, totalling 790 kilometers of road.  It has 1,485 kilometers of modernised main rail lines, 900 kilometers of federal waterways and two international airports connecting the region to the world's major markets.

The expansion of Schoenefeld Airport as an international air hub for the region will create further possibilities and dynamics regarding logistics. It will also enable exclusive connections to the Asian economic centres. Regarding seaport hinterland traffic, Berlin-Brandenburg is also an ideal trans-shipment centre for overseas goods.

The completion of the new Niederfinow ship lift has enabled direct connections to the Baltic Sea ports with modern inland waterway vessels from 2015.

Berlin-Brandenburg's freight traffic centres are amongst the most advanced in the world: in a Europe-wide survey conducted by Deutshe GSV-Gesellschaft Berlin South was in the top 10. The Berlin South and West freight traffic centres occupy third and fourth positions in Germany in terms of turnover. Berlin-Brandenburg also offers a total of seven public combined transport terminals

Berlin-Brandenburg can also offer qualified personnel, first-class research and development facilities for research and attractive subsidies for investors.