From jam to cable housing, from precision swivel plates to exhaust pipes – there are many manufacturing companies in the Hassberge Mountains that export their goods all over the world. This is not surprising considering the many advantages of this location.
Rolling hills, festive towns with half-timbered houses, fortresses, castles and ruins. Add to that beautiful bodies of water and great vistas across a beautiful countryside. Not enough? Connoisseurs of fine food and wine can choose from a great selection of wine taverns and seasonal harvest restaurants.
The awarding of the designation “Bureaucracy-Free Zone” dates back a bit, but things haven’t changed since. The district is still known for short distances and short paperwork processing times, for community spirit as well as individuality and so much more. Public administrations regard themselves as organizations in service to corporations and people.
Residents of the 26 towns, villages and communities of the district enjoy a low cost of living, an excellent childcare system and amazing outdoor opportunities.
The average age of people is 43.
The district is almost 1000 square kilometers of rolling hills and forests that stretch from the Hassberge to the Steigerwald Forest. The area is sprinkled with historical fortresses and ruins. There is even an app, “Burgdämonen,” that lets you explore the stories.
The Hassberge district is known for great festivals. 40,000 visitors are not unusual here. After all, that’s what you can expect where beer- and wine-making traditions meet.
Ride your bike through the Mainaue Meadow near Hassfurt, right through a bird sanctuary. You can watch birds close up, which is great for kids too. The route is away from roads and traffic and offers easy cruising on a paved or finely graveled path.
Königsberg and its picturesque half-timbered houses is a jewel. At the castle mountain, 100 cultivators of exquisite roses from all over Germany showcase their creations every year during the month of June.
Zeil am Main has one of the most beautiful market squares of any small town. It is a great place for many markets and festivals. Enjoy the shopping.
The economy of the 26 towns, villages and communities of the district is defined by strong trades, service industries, innovative medium-sized companies as well as a few global-scale, large companies. The area is sometimes referred to as the industrial region in nature.