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Welcome to Pforzheim in the state of Baden-Württemberg, southwest Germany! The city forms the northern gateway to the Black Forest.

Famous as the center for the German jewelry, watch and silver goods industries, Pforzheim is also known as the »Goldstadt« (Gold City).

In Pforzheim, the centuries-old traditions of the jewelry and gold guilds converge with the design and high-tech industries. The Pforzheim region also benefits from a powerful backbone of small and midsized enterprises, among them many hidden champions.

Pforzheim offers a variety of culture and tourism opportunities, including the city‘s theater, library, several museums, parks and trails. Additionally, the surroundings offer excellent recreational opportunities. The »Gold City« is an ideal starting point for discovering Germany and the rest of Europe. Don‘t miss out on the nightlife and student life here in Pforzheim: numerous clubs, bars and restaurants welcome you to relax and get to know to your fellow students.

Top Mummelsee - © TI Seebach/Elmar Langenbacher
Right "Goldliner" - ISP
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© City of Pforzheim


About 200 kilometers long and 60 kilometers wide, the Black Forest is one of the biggest and best-known holiday regions in Germany. Several typical things that you might associate with Germany originate in the Black Forest region: Black Forest cake, cuckoo clocks, Bollenhut hats, Black Forest ham, and the Black Forest barmaids.

With its beautiful and varied landscape – hills, lakes, rivers and gorges – the Black Forest offers a multitude of sporting activities. In summer, options include:

• hiking
• climbing
• biking
• paragliding or hang-gliding

In winter, with heavy snowfall you can participate in winter sports, such as:

• alpine and cross-country skiing
• snowboarding
• winter hiking / snowshoeing

The state of Baden-Württemberg is one of Europe’s most innovative and globalized regions.

Many internationally renowned corporations are located in this area. The region also benefits from a powerful backbone of small and midsized enterprises, among them many hidden champions.

Please find as follows a selection of well-known companies with headquarters in Baden-Württemberg. (driving distance max. 1 hour)

Bosch | Daimler | Dürr | Festo | Fischer | Hugo Boss | HP | IBM | John Deere | Kärcher | La Biosthétique | Porsche | SAP | Schuler | SEW-Eurodrive | Steiff | Stihl | Trumpf | Witzenmann | WMF | Würth |

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