The Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region:
Delightful set on the Rhine and Neckar the Palatinate, the Rhine valley and the Odenwald make up the metropolitan region. The GDP of the region around Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Speyer, Worms and the Palatinate was 80.5 billion Euro in 2012. Many large companies and even global corporations have their headquarters in the region. Among them, companies such as BASF, Bauhaus, SAP or Heidelberger Druck - but also time-honoured universities, a World Heritage Site and the largest contiguous forest in Germany can be found here. Work, teaching and research and a very mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings with varied landscapes ensure that around 2.3 million people can feel at ease in the metropolitan area.