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The structure of the economy: A well-balanced mix of trades and industry

What makes Riesa attractive for investment is the versatile structure of its business and
industries, a mixture of global players, agile small- and medium-sized companies and a
skilled workforce. Companies from a wide range of businesses and industries have their
operations in Riesa and the surrounding area. Each business makes Riesa more attractive for investments to increase the prosperity of its people.
BuS Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
BuS Elektronik
GmbH & Co. KG
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany GmbH
Goodyear Dunlop Tires
Germany GmbH
Teigwaren Riesa GmbH
Teigwaren Riesa GmbH
Elbe-Stahlwerke Feralpi GmbH
Elbe-Stahlwerke Feralpi

Our infrastructure: Everything available

Riesa has a high-performance infrastructure that is constantly expanding. It includes the B6, B169 and B182 Federal Highway while the A4, A13 and A14 Motorways and B98 Federal Highway are on our periphery. Riesa is the intersection of rail traffic coming from Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz. Beyond this, Riesa’s inland port - an important transshipment centre on the Elbe river - ist the second largest inland port in eastern Germany. Finally, the airports in Leipzig and Dresden link Saxony with the rest of the world.
B169, four-lane
Federal highway
ICE stop; train station Riesa
ICE stop; train station
Riesa’s inland harbour, inland port
Riesa’s inland port

Access to traffic

federal highway B6, B169, B182 and B98 (Grossenhain about 25 min)
motorways A13 (Thiendorf about 30 min), A14 (Döbeln about 30 min)
time by car about 50 min to Dresden, about 1h and 10 min to Leipzig, about 2h and 15 min to Berlin, about 2 hours and 45 min to Prague
international airports Klotzsche Airport (in Dresden, about 50 min), Halle-Leipzig Airport (about 1h and 20 min)
shipping the Elbe river as a waterway and inland port of Riesa with the container terminal


30 min to Dresden and Leipzig each by ICE

Skilled workers born in Riesa

Together with its surrounding area, Riesa has a well-trained workforce of 50,000 people. A
skilled workforce is the key to economic success in the furure. We have a whole series of
schools, secondary schools, qualification centres, the university of cooperative education and other private educational sponsors. This is where the skilled workers are trained today for the technologies and labour market of tomorrow.
vocational schools
vocational schools
secondary schools
secondary schools
primary and grammar schools
primary and grammar


trade tax 400 percent
land transfer tax A 350 percent
land transfer tax B 470 percent