Found just outside of Nuremberg, Erlangen is an important medical research centre in Germany. The German corporation Siemens also has some of its offices in the city, and works with the local university on innovation, research and development. The city additionally welcomes foreign investors as well as offering support to start-ups. When you stay in an Erlangen hotel, you'll also have access to a vibrant cultural scene and beautiful green spaces.
What sets Erlangen apart?
In 2009 Erlangen received the 'City of Diversity' Award for its initiatives to strike a balance between the economy and ecology. Erlangen is also known as the 'Federal Capital for Nature and Environmental Protection', and as the first German local authority to be awarded this title, the city was added to the United Nations Honour Roll. Erlangen has a strong focus on sustainable development and forward thinking, engaging its citizens and research bodies in defining the city's future through events such as its Future Congress.
What is it like to do business here?
Due to the high proportion of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies and institutions, the city has set itself the role of being 'federal capital of medical research, production and services'. The city is mainly known for its university, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, which specialises in research in law, economics, engineering and medicine. Globally engaged, the university offers insight, current research, new technologies and proven experts to the business community through its Knowledge Transfer initiative. It also mediates between research bodies and corporations, providing administrative and financial project management to support mutually beneficial innovation and development enterprises.
What is there to do near to my hotel in Erlangen?
For an insight into the history of medicine, be sure to visit the Siemens MedMuseum. The Kunstpalais is another great place to pass a leisurely afternoon, featuring regularly changing exhibitions on modern and contemporary art. To quench your thirst, head to one of the city's excellent beer halls, or attend the annual Erlangen Church Festival at Pentecost. This sees the area around the picturesque Castle Hill transformed into an enormous beer garden, with music, dancing and of course, locally-produced beer. Other popular annual festivals include the International Figure Theatre Festival and Classical Music by the Lake. Book an Erlangen hotel and discover a true beacon for the arts within this region of Germany.