With the enlargement of the Eurpean Union to the East, Bavaria has become an international transport hub and is a major transit area for almost all traffic passing from North-West Europe to Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and continuing on to the south and south-eastern regions of Europe.
The southern state of Bavaria is Germany’s largest state covering over 70,548 km2 throught which it offers excellent logistics locations. Situated at the center of a unified economic zone with nearly half a billion consumers, the state is in the center of the European Union. It borders the Czech Republic, Austria and the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Thuringia and Saxony. It is connected with its state-of-the-art highway network, airport system, rail grid and inland waterway system.
Over 136,000 kilometers of roads, incorporated into the German national network of freeways and highways along with seven European North-South and East-West links provide an excellent road traffic infrastructure from, to and within Bavaria. A highly efficient railway network provides optimal conditions for national and international passenger and goods transport. Transport on the Rhine-Main-Danube inland waterway, which is nearly 3,500 km long, connects Bavaria with the big ocean ports on the North Sea and the ports on the Black Sea. The international airports of Munich and Nuremberg provide connection to the European and intercontinental air network. All large European business centers can be reached in less than four hours, thanks to the attractive flight, rail and road connections.