Landkreis Heidenheim

public administration

Small district with great diversity

The district of Heidenheim, one of the most beautiful regions in the Swabian Alb, is centrally located in southern Germany between the metropolitan regions of Stuttgart and Munich. More than 133,000 inhabitants live in eleven cities and municipalities.


In the district of Heidenheim there are world-famous global players as well as highly specialized hidden champions in the medium-sized sector. There are also around 1,500 craft companies with almost 10000 employees. In dual training, companies and businesses often rely on the facilities on site: Heidenheim is the location of three vocational schools that are sponsored by the district as well as the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. Due to its direct location on the A7 motorway, not far from the A7/A8 motorway junction, the business location is also easily accessible from metropolitan regions such as Munich and Stuttgart.


The district of Heidenheim not only has a well-developed network of hiking and biking trails, as well as top-class cultural events, but also a variety of geological phenomena. Coral reefs and other prehistoric evidence, meteor craters, ice age caves, stalactite caves and karst phenomena – all of these are only a few kilometers apart. The outstanding geological and archaeological sites are open to tourists and have excitingly designed outdoor areas with playgrounds and adventure areas. The Vogelherd Cave, part of the Vogelherd Archaeopark in the Lone Valley, is also the site of some of the oldest figurative works of art in human history (“mammoth”) and has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – “caves and ice age art in the Swabian Jura since July 2017 ”.
Further information on the leisure and tourism offer can be found on the Internet at

Field of business or sector: Economic Development
Locations: Heidenheim an der Brenz
Employees: 650
Landkreis Heidenheim
Felsenstraße 36
Tel.: 07321 321 0