City of Erbach
Brief presentation of the city of Erbach
The city of Erbach with its five districts is on the southern edge of the Swabian Jura, 12 km up the Danube at the gates of the city of Ulm. In August 2002, Erbach was elevated to town status. Erbach’s population has increased by approx. 20% since 1990 (11,100 pe) until 2020 (14,000 pe). Their districts include Bach, Ersingen, Dellmensingen, Donaurieden and Ringingen.
The city lies on the development axis Ulm-Erbach-Ehingen-Riedlingen. Accessible from the south-west by the B 311 from Ulm and by the nearby motorway junction of the A7 and A8, Erbach is well connected in all directions. In the city center there is a barrier-free rail connection of the Deutsche Bahn, with connections to Friedrichshafen and Ulm. The main train station in Ulm can be reached within 11 minutes. Public transport connects Erbach to all parts of the region. Due to the Danube-Lake Constance cycle path, which runs through the Erbach district, there is a very good cycle connection from Erbach to Ulm and Neu-Ulm.
Erbach is a powerful sub-center with around 800 companies. The trade in Erbach is characterized by a diverse mix of small industry, craft businesses and smaller traders. With the industrial areas in the area there are numerous easily accessible jobs.
Life in Erbach
Erbach is a popular place to live. Kindergartens, schools up to secondary school are on site. There are high schools in Ulm, Neu-Ulm and Ehingen. Erbach is characterized by diverse cultural and leisure activities as well as a lively club life. This includes the cultural program on the floating stage at the Erbach bathing lake, various sports clubs or aerial sports in various categories at the Erbach airfield.
Erbach in change
The city of Erbach is changing. In 2012, a concept for the “inner city offensive” was developed, which laid the foundation for extensive changes in Erbach’s city center. These include an urban planning competition in 2014 or the approved funding from the state renovation program to significantly enhance and increase the attractiveness of the city center of Erbach through private and urban measures to modernize and repair buildings, demolition and new construction as well as reorganizing and redesigning public areas.