coat of arms Saxony

Saxony is an excellent location for international companies and has developed rapidly in the last couple of years. This may be due to its attractive position between Western and Eastern Europe, as well as to its population’s affinity with all matters technical: Saxony boasts the highest number of students who graduate with degrees in engineering, manufacturing and construction each year.



The three largest cities

Dresden (536,308 inhabitants)
Leipzig (544,479 inhabitants)
Chemnitz (243,521 inhabitants)


18,449.39 km²


4,084,851 inhabitants

Number of foreign nationals

183,200 people

The five largest countries of origin are:

  • Syria
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Afghanistan
  • Vietnam

Important industries

  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Automotive industry
  • Information and Communications Technology(ICT)/microelectronics
  • Environmental engineering and energymanagement

      Regional characteristics

      • Cradle of German mechanical engineering
      • Famous for traditional arts and crafts, such as Christmas decorations, the “Dresdner Christstollen” Christmas bakery and Meissen porcelain
      • Beautiful natural landscapes from the Dresden Elbe valley to the Saxon Switzerland national park, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the Ore Mountains

       Information on the state
      Comprehensive information about Saxony, including facts and figures for newcomers and lists of things to see and do (German, English, French, Polish, Czech)

      Advertising campaign for the Free State of Saxony (German, English)

      Information for immigrants Zuwanderung für Sachsen
      Information for immigrants (German, English) 

      Recognition authority and advisory centre
      Point of initial contact for having your foreign professional qualifications recognised (German)

      Stellenmarkt Sachsen
      Job vacancies and vocational training available in Saxony (German)

      Invest in Saxony
      Facts and figures about Saxony as a business location (German, English) 

      Welcome Center Welcome Center in Dresden
      Information on living and working in Dresden (German, English)