The Site Kulmbach
Kulmbach is a large district town in the middle of Upper Franconia, lying at the confluence of the Red and White Main about 20 km north of Bayreuth. The city is located in the middle of the Kulmbach district.
Centre of food
The city hosts the headquarters of several medium-sized and some globally operating companies in the food industry. In addition, Kulmbach is home to research institutes and authorities in the food sector, among them:
- Max Rubner Institute (Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food advising the Federal Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture): Institute for Safety and Quality of Meat and National Reference Centre for the Authenticity and Integrity of the Food Chain
- Competence Center for Nutrition (KErn) of the Free State of Bavaria
- Bavarian Control Authority for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs
The City is also home to several medium-sized companies in the food industry, including a number of global players such as:
There are already many interactions between the food centre of Kulmbach and the University of Bayreuth. The Research Centres for Food Quality (ForN) and for German and European Food Law (FLMR) are present at the Max Rubner Institute in Kulmbach, as is the Chair of Bioanalytics and Food Analysis at the University of Bayreuth.
Several research and network partners are close at hand, among others:
- Adalbert-Raps-Stiftung (Adalbert Raps Foundation)
- Akademie für Neue Medien e.V. (Academy for New Media)
- Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL)
- Kulmbach Vocational School Centre with the State Technical School for Food Technology (Lemitec)
Living and working in Kulmbach
Residents of the old margrave town enjoys a high standard of living and moderate rental and purchase prices in the housing market. With its historic market square, the Plassenburg, the fortress landmark of the city, the Main cycle path, various museums, and regular events, such as open air concerts and art exhibitions, Kulmbach offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities.
Also known as the secret capital of beer, it is a "place of enjoyment" and offers a wide range of gastronomic delights beyond those of the liquid kind. In addition, there is a well-developed education, childcare, and medical system. Moreover, the surrounding countryside is rich in varied natural landscapes such as the Franconian Forest, the Fichtel Mountains, the Franken Jura and the Obermaintal Hills. Furthermore, the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth and the old town of Bamberg are two historic sites in the region that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. However, it is not far away from major cities such as Leipzig (200 km) or Berlin (360 km) in the north, Prague (250 km) in the east, Nuremberg (110 km) and Munich (260 km) in the south and Würzburg (150 km) and Frankfurt (270 km) in the west.
A selection of further information and offerings in and around Kulmbach can be found here: