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Nuremberg: Where tradition meets inventiveness

Nuremberg has long been known for its inventiveness and entrepreneurship. The second-largest city in Bavaria, and the fourteenth-largest in Germany, it enjoys the benefits of a central location within the European economic region. With its population of more than 500,000 residents, Nuremberg is the business, service and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria, and the heart of a cosmopolitan urban region with a population of some two million.

The Nuremberg European Metropolitan Region (EMN), with a total of some 3.5 million residents and a gross domestic product (GDP) of EUR 151 billion, is a Champions League fixture among Europe’s economic regions. Its goods and services, 49 per cent of which are intended for export, are generated by a workforce of two million people at 150,000 companies. Its excellent location at the interface among three pan-European corridors makes the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region a gateway within the expanded European trade area.

The Nuremberg Economic Region’s strong points are in the IT and medical industries, and in developing technological solutions for applications in energy, transport, and medicine. It is already a prime location for high tech, industry and innovative services and one of the most dynamic high-tech centres in Europe. And it is continuing to evolve into a capital of innovation for future-oriented technologies and for research and development.

You're in the best company in Nuremberg

This business dynamo, in combination with more than 20 university-level educational institutions and more than 50 research institutions, makes the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region an ideal destination. You can be sure your convention, conference, or other event here will be taking place in the best of company!

Key figures

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Metropolitan Region

Area (2019)

186,4 km2

21.800 km2

Population (2019)


3,6 Mio.

Workforce (2019)


2 Mio.




Universities and research institutions

> 28

> 70


30,4 Mrd.

151 Mrd.

Percentage of exports



Overnight business stays (2019)

3,6 Mio.

> 15 Mio.

Quick Facts

Discover Nuremberg and the exciting diversity of this Franconian metropolis. Our Quick Facts give you the most important figures, cultural highlights and first impressions:

Quick Facts Nuremberg (Englisch)


Figures from 2019 (Sources: Nuremberg European Metropolitan Region und City of Nuremberg Business Promotion Office)
Fotos: Digitale Stadt Nürnberg | Digital city Nuremberg © Axel Eisele, Altstadtpanorama Nürnberg © Uwe Niklas, Deutsches Museum Nürnberg | Deutsches Museum Nuremberg © Ludwig Olah, ICE und Adler im DB Museum | The ICE and the Adler (Eagle) at the Deutsche Bahn Railroad Museum © DB Museum