The Region in Numbers

Site Facts & Figures

2465
km²
This is the amount of area covered by the region, making it the same size as the Duchy of Luxembourg.
674243
persons live in the region, predominantly in the cities of Tübingen, Reutlingen, Balingen, Albstadt, and Rottenburg.
59569
persons travel to the Neckar-Alb region for work every day.
228093
persons (subject to social security contributions) work in the Neckar-Alb region, with more than 40% of them working in manufacturing.
4
%
Our unemployment rate is lower than Baden-Württemberg's state average and far below the national average.
1560000
overnight accomodations are recorded in the region's hotels and inns every year.
74777
pupils are enrolled at 353 general education schools.
10874
apprentices learn their chosen profession at one of the region’s 15 vocational schools.
10352
trainees make use of the dual education system to qualify for a career in the fields of industry, commerce, and handicrafts.
38500
students are enrolled in the region's seven universities. This is equivalent to about 4% of the total population, which leaves the Neckar-Alb region significantly above the national average.

Marketing for the region is the central task of the Standortagentur Tübingen – Reutlingen – Zollernalb GmbH. The Standortagentur aims to promote and strengthen the international image of the Neckar-Alb region within the European Metropolitan Region of Stuttgart, as well as demonstrate the region’s appeal to visitors and investors. Partners of the Standortagentur include 31 cities and municipalities, three regional districts, the Neckar-Alb Regional Association, as well as the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) and Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).