Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region
The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region in Germany, is a metropolitan region. It is located in south western Germany, between the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main area (North) and the Stuttgart metropolitan area (South-East).
The area has around 2.4 million inhabitants. Its major cities are Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. Other cities include the former Free imperial cities of Speyer and Worms. In addition the region also encompasses parts of the Baden and Palatinate wine regions. The region, which has been officially recognized as a European Metropolitan Area in 2005, is named after the rivers Rhine and Neckar, which join at Mannheim.
The Rhine-Neckar area is one of Germany’s driving economic forces and home to renown companies such as BASF, SAP, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Fuchs Petrolub, John Deere, ABB, and many more. It is known as one of the largest technology clusters in Europe