Rhine Neckar triangle

of circles and cities
topographic map
Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar in Deutschland
Metropolregion Rhine Neckar in Germany
Heidelberger Schloss, mit der Alten Brücke im Vordergrund
Heidelberger lock, with the old person bridge in the foreground
old Logo

the Rhine Neckar triangle (also region Rhine Neckar or Metropolregion Rhine Neckar) is a compression chamber around three-landhits a corner approximately between Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hessen. With 2,4 the millions Inhabitants counts seventh-largest marketing area of Germany since 28. April 2005 to the European Metropolregionen.

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the name is derived from the two rivers Rhine and Neckar, which flow through the region. The Neckar flows with Mannheim into the Rhine. The settlement in and around the Rhine ditch and the navigation over centuries their contribution to the grown cultural, social and economic structures carried out.


the Rhine Neckar triangle covers the large cities Mannheim, Ludwigshafen at the Rhine and Heidelberg as well as their surrounding countryside and since that 1. January 2006 also that rural coined/shaped Neckar Odenwald circle as well as the Südpfalz. The area essentially coincides with the historical Kurpfalz , why despite the today's allocation on three Lands of the Federal Republic close soziokulturelle connections insist. A future integration of the region Karlsruhe /Mittlerer upper Rhine is aimed at on the part of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

cities and circles

the Rhine Neckar triangle consists of the following circles and circle-free cities:





the strategically favorable situation in the European city belt between the regions Frankfurt/Rhine Main and Stuttgart as well as a good traffic route in all directions make the region very attractive for enterprises. Like that large industrie and service enterprise are settled, among other things the BASF in Ludwigshafen , DaimlerChrysler, John Deere and ABB in Mannheim , Heidelberger printing machines AG and Heidelberger cement in Heidelberg as well as SAP in barrier village in the densely populated area some.


to the 1. The Raumodnungverbandes Rhine Neckar, the planning community Rheinpfalz and the regional association Rhine Neckar Odenwald fused January 2006 to the federation region Rhine Neckar.


A 5 (north south) and A 6 (west east) in the cross barrier village cross traffic [work on ]. In the west A 61 up to the triangle Hockenheim , with Ludwigshafen branches A 65 and A 650 runs starting from and with four-home A 67. Besides there are A 656 and A 659, which serve 5 as feeders for A and A 6. More to it under traffic in the Rhine Neckar triangle.


of the Mannheimer main station, most important station of the region, is the largest railway knot in South Germany and the second largest ICE knot in Germany. Over the ICE Hochgeschwindigkeitsstrecke a fast and efficient connection exists into the area Stuttgart.

With the new building distance Rhine/Main Rhein/Neckar is a comparable binding to the neighbouring Rhine Main area in planning. Also the European high-speed connections Paris - Frankfurt/Main - Berlin (TGV) as well as Paris - Stuttgart - Munich (Rhealys) are linked starting from 2007 in Mannheim.

A further important long-distance traffic station in the Rhine Neckar triangle is Heidelberg Hbf. In addition individual main line trains hold in Ludwigshafen, new city and Worms.


since December 2003 connects the rapid-transit railway Rhine Neckar large parts of the region in (partly consolidated) the half hour clock, further stages of development is planned.

On Schmalspur the regional courses OEG and RHB as well as streetcar traffic operate in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The traffic achievement is furnished by the common subsidiary company Rhine Neckar traffic GmbH (rnv). In addition numerous cross-country bus lines of the bus traffic Rhine Neckar ( BRN) come. The public means of transport are to be used for uniform prices within the traffic group Rhine Neckar (VRN).

objects of interest

UNESCO Weltkulturerbe


of locks and castles


galleries & exhibitions

Touristi roads

Mandelblüte an der Weinstraße
almond bloom at the crying race

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