A small town of about 24,000 inhabitants, Ludwigsfelde is tucked away by the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park in the south of Berlin, seemingly unworthy of visiting when the big city is so near. Yet, with a successful industrial past and flourishing local economy, the small town has understood that a good infrastructure, an interesting cultural offer, and innovative concepts for entertainment contribute to an environment that is worth living and working in. With international companies like Mercedes-Benz and Coca-Cola working in the city, the future also seems bright. Come see for yourself, and learn that Ludwigsfelde can keep up with bustling Berlin.
Location: Just south of Berlin Schönefeld
Conveniently located on the Berliner Ring autobahn 10 in the south of the German capital city, Ludwigsfelde is merely 30 km from Berlin and Schönefeld International Airport (SXF) and 25 km from Potsdam. Thanks to its good connection to roads and rail, the small town is a great alternative for those that want to flee the constrictions of the big city. Nature parks and recreational areas surround the town, and one of Germany’s most famous asparagus-growing areas, Beelitz, is right around the corner.
Business: Success in Eastern Germany
An important industrial city, Ludwigsfelde welcomed Daimler Benz to its boundaries in 1936, when the first construction plant for aircraft engines was constructed. Today, Mercedes-Benz manufactures its Sprinter series in Ludwigsfelde-Genshagen, and Volkswagen has a logistics centre here. Furthermore, Coca-Cola and ThyssenKrupp, alongside other big players, have offices in the city, making it one of the most successful industrial places in the new states of Germany.
Culture: A city offering entertainment galore!
The family-friendly city offers its guests and inhabitants a broad range of events and festivities throughout the year, from fireworks on New Year’s to an Open Stage Contest during the Summer Fest and the “Night for the Curious,” when shuttle buses take those interested in the local businesses to 17 firms and companies to have a look behind the scenes. Complemented by food, music, and sportive competitions, these events draw near locals and visitors alike.
Activities: From roaring engines to peaceful relaxation
An annual scooter meeting makes a wonderful sight to see, when enthusiasts from all over the world come together in Ludwigsfelde to proudly show off their well-maintained treasures. Those who just want to get away from noise and stress find a haven of peace in the Kristall Saunatherme thermal baths, which offers numerous pools, saunas, wellness, and even events. One can even tie the knot here!