Finally, a big benefit of this region is the closeness to metropolitan areas. Although it is green, relaxed and personal here in the everyday life, the distances to cities are not far away from large centers and cities like Mannheim, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt or Wiesbaden. All these cities are reached by car in less than one hour. The Rhein-Neckar area is the seventh largest economic area of Germany, just 15 minutes away. This offers a world of options for shopping, sports, education, work and leisure opportunities for all interests and ages.
Some example distances:
Flughafen Frankfurt/Main: 45 min.
Flughafen Hahn (“cheap airlines”): 60 min.
Universities Mannheim, Mainz, Heidelberg: 15-40 min.
Shopping center Mannheim/Ludwigshafen: 15 min.
Skiing in the Black Forest: 2 hrs.
Skiing on Vorarlberg: 3,5 hrs.