Description of location
The district of Freyung-Grafenau lies in the southeastern part of the Federal Republic of Germany. Towards the northeast it borders on the Czech Republic (common national border 36 mi) and to the southeast it borders on Austria (common national border 4 mi).
The district is an administrative entity consisting of 386 sq mi and, with a population of 82,410 inhabitants, it comprises 25 communities.
A wide-ranging spectrum of mainly medium-sized companies in the sectors industry, handicraft, commerce and services forms the basis of the economic site Freyung-Grafenau in the tri-country region Bavaria, Bohemia and Upper Austria. As a tradition, the glass and wood processing industries have long been established in the district. Besides these, plastics processing firms, electrical engineering, metal construction and the automobile industry contribute essentially to the multi-layered range of primarily small and mid-sized enterprises.
Due to the inclusion of the district within the area of the "Joint improvement of the economic structure of the region" and its classification as an Objective 2 Promotional Area, investments in our district can be supported with relatively generous funding.
Tourism and numerous handicraft businesses represent other mainstays of our economic region. The Bavarian Forest National Park is regarded as a particularly popular center of attraction.
Qualified specialists and management personnel as well as target-oriented economic programs are additional important site factors of our district in the heart of the enlarged map of Europe. Therefore, decisive for our continued development are, not least, our strategically advantageous location in the tri-country region and the resulting good contacts to our neighbors in the Czech Republic and Upper Austria.