coat of arms Saxony-Anhalt

A dynamic business environment set at the heart of Europe, high levels of direct investment, excellent universities and a host of research institutions all contribute to Saxony-Anhalt’s attractiveness for professionals. Excellent childcare, affordable rent and moderate prices for land also contribute to good living conditions.



The three largest cities

Halle an der Saale (236,991 inhabitants)
Magdeburg (235,723 inhabitants)
Dessau-Roßlau (82,919 inhabitants)


20,451.74 km²


2,245,470 inhabitants

Number of foreign nationals

102,115 people

The five largest countries of origin are:

  • Syria
  • Poland
  • Afghanistan
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation

Important industries

  • Chemicals and synthetic materials industry
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Automotive supplier industry
  • Metal production and processing
  • Fabrication of metal products
  • Food industry
  • Renewable energies
  • Logistics
  • IT with a focus on software development for producing companies
  • Medical devices industry

Regional characteristics

  • traditionally strong in innovations
  • birthplace of Martin Luther, founder of the reformation, and of the first German emperor, Otto I
  • four UNESCO world heritage sites, thus land with highest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites

Information on the state
Comprehensive information about Saxony-Anhalt (German, English, French)

Landesinitiative Fachkraft im Fokus Sachsen-Anhalt
Portal for qualified professionals including vacancies (German, Englisch, Arabic)

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

Information for immigrants

Welcome Center

Portal for securing a skilled workforce
Information, contacts and vacancies for international qualified professionals (German, English, French)

Recognition authorities and advisory centres
Initial points of contact in Saxony-Anhalt
for having your foreign professional qualifications recognised (German, English)

Fachkräfteportal für Mitteldeutschland
Information and job vacancies for the metropolitan region of central Germany (German, English)

Welcome Center Sachsen-Anhalt
(German, English)