Welcome to Luckenwalde!
Luckenwalde – the small city that has it all
Luckenwalde is a city with 20,000 inhabitants 50 km south of Berlin and is situated between the beautiful landscapes of the Fläming region and the Baruth glacial valley. The city is the administrative center for more than 160,000 people as the capital of the district of Teltow-Fläming – one of the most dynamic economic regions in Germany.
Luckenwalde is a city in itself. It is far enough away from Berlin to preserve its own character outside of the suburbs. At the same time it is close enough to the metropolis to benefit from it – by airports, universities and research institutions, the labor market, or the creative potential.
Luckenwalde offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities. There is a thermal bath as well as an outdoor swimming pool, a theater as well as a multiplex cinema. A special feature is Flaeming-Skate®, Europe’s unique skate course. It is filled with inline skaters, cyclists and longboarders on a 230 km network through green fields, woods and pleasant villages.
Luckenwalde – former factory city, laboratory of the future
Luckenwalde puts a lot of emphasis on the preservation of the architectural heritage. Not only the many modernist buildings from the ‘20s make the city into an architectural highlight. The city has also focused on specific qualities for its recent construction projects: the renovation and expansion of the former train station building into the city library received the renowned urban design award Deutscher Städtebaupreis.
Luckenwalde Biotechnology Park
The establishment of the Luckenwalde Biotechnology Park in the ‘90s was a complete restart. On areas formerly used by the military, three technology and startup centers were developed for companies in the biotechnology sector and the life sciences. Since then 35 companies have settled here with a total of 500 employees. The biotechnology park is also home to a communication center and a training center for biotechnology and chemistry.
There are also residential options from rental apartments to family homes on the lake. Living, researching, and work are close together here in a campus-like setting with many green areas. Today the Biotechnology Park with its 28 hectares is almost at full capacity. It has established itself as an integral part of the healthcare industry cluster in the metropolitan region of Berlin-Brandenburg.
Regional growth center
Luckenwalde is specially subsidized by the state of Brandenburg as a regional growth center. The production of fire trucks (Rosenbauer Deutschland GmbH) and motor elements (Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG) are examples of traditional industry, which were able to survive through all eras of German history in Luckenwalde and laid the foundation for today’s wide range of industries. Automotive and metal as well as life sciences, the healthcare industry and biotechnology now make strong clusters and are the basis for the economic success of the city.
Zapfholzweg industrial and commercial area
The new Zapfholzweg industrial and commercial area was created next to the Biotechnology Park. A total of 25 ha of large industrial and commercial lots are available. The lots are situated exactly at the entrance to federal highway B 101, which has been expanded and is now similar to an expressway. In 20 minutes, you can be at the Berlin expressway ring road (A 10) and in less than one hour in the center of Berlin – at the exhibition center, Kurfürstendamm or Alexanderplatz. The lots are owned by the city and are marketed for fully developed building land.
Short distances – good investment support
Luckenwalde benefits from being near to Berlin. Within Luckenwalde, distances are short as well. The Economic Development Agency of the city maintains excellent connections to all relevant stakeholders. New investors quickly get in touch with the right people – from the building permit to funding advice. Institutions such as the district administration or the regional chamber of commerce (IHK Potsdam) are based in Luckenwalde. Städtische Betriebswerke Luckenwalde GmbH (electricity, gas, heat, networks) and Nuthe Wasser und Abwasser GmbH (water and sewer) are also local municipal utilities, suppliers, and network operators. Thus, even complex technical issues and requirements of industrial establishment can be quickly, directly, and competently assessed and implemented.
Made in Luckenwalde
The “Made in Luckenwalde – from here into the whole world” multimedia internet portal (www.made-in-luckenwalde.de) presents 20 companies and products from Luckenwalde. Giant washing machines, AIDS medication, fire engines and valve lash adjustment elements: Luckenwalde offers a very diverse range of products and literally exports them around the world. A look behind the scenes makes both the production processes and the people behind them visible and offers a beautiful portrait of Luckenwalde as a location for business.