Schönebeck (Elbe) as an investment location
The proximity of our town to the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, and its good road, rail and waterway connections mean that Schönebeck (Elbe), with its 35,000 inhabitants, is an ideal business location for your company.
Schönebeck (Elbe) and the part of the town known as Bad Salzelmen, Germany?s oldest brine spa, are popular as residential locations in green surroundings and offer their inhabitants a wide range of recreational and cultural activities round about.
The modern conference centres in the spa gardens boast state-of-the-art facilities for presentations, congresses and corporate events.
The Elbe meadows and the recreational area around Plötzky, Pretzien and Ranies, which are component localities of the municipality, are additional assets.
The town also has a high-quality infrastructure.
It has all types of schools, an ample supply of playgrounds, and good shopping facilities, thus making for a high quality of life.
There are also plenty of cosy restaurants and pubs for relaxing in the evenings.
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Advantages of Schönebeck (Elbe) as a business location
1. Qualified workforce
In addition to all the different types of schools, there are also several private educational institutions which ensure high quality vocational training as well as a Vocational Training Centre for around 2,000 trainees in the spheres of metal working, electrical, civil and wood engineering, business and administration, inland navigation and agrarian economics.
The proximity of the town to the city of Magdeburg means that these institutions have close relationships with the universities and universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen) there.
2. Infrastructural amenities
Schönebeck (Elbe) can offer good infrastructural amenities such as electricity, water, gas and waste disposal.
The public utilities of Schönebeck provide water, electricity and gas through modern organisational structures at attractive prices.
The company Erdgas Mittelsachsen GmbH is a competent partner for the planning and supply of gas and electricity to municipal enterprise parks and industrial zones.
Waste water disposal in Schönebeck (Elbe) is dealt with by a modern sewage plant using state-of-the-art methods.
Erdgas Mittelsachsen GmbH: gas and electricity supplies (external link)
Stadtwerke Schönebeck GmbH: water, electricity, gas and heating supplies (external link)
Abwasserentsorgung Schönebeck GmbH: sewage disposal (external link )
INNOVATION AND START-UP CENTRE INNO-LIFE SCHÖNEBECK-BAD SALZELMEN (external link)
Office, commercial and laboratory space as well as competent support in the health-related business sector
3. Optimum transport connections
Schönebeck (Elbe) is directly on the route of the A14 Dresden-Leipzig-Halle-Magdeburg.
The East-West axis of the A2 Berlin-Hanover-Ruhr area can be reached quickly via the motorway junction ?Magdeburger Kreuz?.
The Magdeburg waterway junction (between the Mittellandkanal and the Elbe-Havel-Kanal) is directly connected to the port of Schönebeck on the Elbe and has ultra-modern transhipment facilities.
Its connection with the DB railway network currently has a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per annum.
There are fast S-Bahn (local train) connections to the railway hub of Magdeburg (IC and ICE network).
There are direct rail connections with Halle and Leipzig.
National and international destinations can be easily reached from Schönebeck (Elbe); three major airports are close by: Halle-Leipzig, Berlin and Hanover.
The Magdeburg airfield and the sport airfield at Zackmünde can be used for individual flights.
4. Culture and recreation
The surroundings of Schönebeck have a charm all of their own.
Along the Elbe are the primordial Elbe meadows, on the eastern bank of the Elbe are extensive woodlands, and to the West and North the fertile fields of the Börde landscape stretch into the distance.
The Harz mountains are not far away and the capital city of Saxony-Anhalt is close at hand with its promenades, museums, theatres, cabaret, casino, racecourse, Elbe meadows park and numerous social events.
In Schönebeck (Elbe) itself, interesting entertainment is provided by concert series, the Operetta Summer, the renowned orchestra Schönebeck Chamber Philharmonic and a number of traditional festivals.
The district museum and the services offered at the Solepark, with the Kunsthof and the Solequell brine baths in Bad Salzelmen, provide an insight into the history of salt production and offer the opportunity for rest and relaxation.
Traditions and customs are firmly established in the town?s cultural life.
5. Residential locations
Whether you prefer a town-centre location, rural living, a waterside home, living in a former salt shed or in a historic spa-style building in one of the cosy little streets of Bad Salzelmen, there is something available to suit every taste.
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