Geographical location, transport connections, infrastructure
Central location in Central Germany - Excellent transport connections - Highly developed infrastructure
The district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt is located in the immediate vicinity of Halle (Saale) and Leipzig. Over 125 years ago, entrepreneurs from Berlin had already recognised that the proximity of today's rural district to the then up-and-coming metropolis of Berlin was a great advantage. Raw materials for energy production and transport routes were available in sufficient quantities, as were hard-working people who were eager to learn. Thanks to these unique site-specific advantages, they established the development and production facilities here, which form the basis of our highly industrialised rural district.
Today, about 165,000 people live here spread over an area of 1,453 km². The district administration is located in the city of Köthen (Anhalt). Some other urban locations include the middle centre of Bitterfeld-Wolfen and the historically marked Zerbst/Anhalt. The administrative district consists of ten local authorities.
There are only few topographical differences in altitude and the landscape is characterised by large areas of arable land, beautiful wooded areas as well as imposing industrial buildings in the vicinity of historical sites and buildings. In the north, the Elbe River crosses the district, the Fuhne River and a picturesque lake landscape in the south. The lake of the same name and the local recreation area of Goitzsche beckon you to hang around for a while.
|Air traffic:||The proximity to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Europe's most modern transhipment centre for global air freight, is a major site-specific advantage for the rural district. In terms of passenger air traffic, it is the gateway to the world for international partners of commercial enterprises operating in Anhalt-Bitterfeld.|
|Cargo/car traffic:||The federal motorways A9 (Berlin-Munich), A14 (Magdeburg-Dresden), A36 (Bernburg-Braunschweig) and A38 (Leipzig-Göttingen) connect Anhalt-Bitterfeld in all directions. Seven federal highways, which form a dense network of roads, provide a grid of a modern road network.|
|Rail traffic:||The towns of Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Köthen (Anhalt) are easily accessible by ICE/IC connections. The very well developed and resilient rail network is at the disposal of both passenger and freight traffic across the country. Many industrial areas are directly connected to the rail network.|
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The trimodally developed Elbe port in Aken (Elbe) is an important interface for containers, bulk goods as well as heavy and project-related cargo. It connects Anhalt-Bitterfeld and Central Germany with the overseas ports in Hamburg and Rotterdam.
In addition to the excellent transport connections to the world, the internal road network is brilliantly developed. The range of local public transport services is extensive.
The availability of data is an important criterion for which the local authorities have already created a high technological standard or are currently modifying it according to requirements. Supply and disposal in the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld meet the latest standards.
However, the rural district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld also meets all other requirements of modern infrastructure for living. Be it the supply facilities for the population, medical or therapeutic facilities, child care, schools, vocational training facilities, university or further education offers, well-connected administrative locations in the centres and communities, or interesting activities on offer relating to culture and leisure.
The cooperation of all those involved is crucial for the successful maintenance and expansion of the infrastructure. In Anhalt-Bitterfeld, the close and unbureaucratic cooperation between business development and administration leads to rapid project implementation.