Why are we here
The Ostalb is a rapidly developing economic region in the state of Baden-Württemberg which offers optimal conditions for companies. With excellent connections to all important hubs in southern Germany, and as an area boasting outstanding growth, East Württemberg is an ideal location for Carl Zeiss. The company's sites in the Ostalb region include the corporate headquarters in the heart of the small town of Oberkochen, the headquarters of Carl Zeiss SMT and Carl Zeiss Meditec in the industrial area of Oberkochen, and Carl Zeiss Vision and Vision International in Aalen.
Why should you choose us
"Talente und Patente" (talents and patents) is the advertising slogan of the East Württemberg economic region – at Carl Zeiss, you can find both. However, the Ostalb area boasts more than just a strong economic position. Optimal conditions for families, a broad cultural offering and excellent landscapes make the Ostalb region an attractive place to live. Choose Carl Zeiss and discover the East Württemberg region with us!
There is hardly any area in Baden-Württemberg which offers as much diversity as the Ostalb. The landscape is characterized by forests and hills. Shaped by the foothills of the Swabian Alb, the East Württemberg region offers a wide range of natural landscapes.
This hilly area is characterized as much by idyllic valleys, wooded hills and rugged landscapes as it is by fields stretching as far as the eye can see and nature reserves created by meteor impacts. Choose East Württemberg and see these impressive sights for yourself!
To this very day, the ruins of the Limes bear witness to the Roman siege of long ago. Old mines and countless castles make the Ostalb an attractive region for hobby archaeologists. Even the Ancient Romans appreciated the charms of the Ostalb – after all, in the Limes, they built an important protective wall for the region.
Countless visitors are still enthralled by its remains to this very day. Besides historic excavation sites, the Ostalb has other attractions to offer.
Take time out from the present and discover the fascinating past of the Ostalb area.
Growth, and not only in business terms – this is what the Ostalb stands for, as it provides ideal conditions for families. Good connections to cities such as Munich, Stuttgart and Würzburg also ensure trouble-free connections to East Württemberg for commuters.
From construction grants to day-care facilities, the region offers numerous services to support young families moving to the area:
Make the Ostalb the new center of your life and you can benefit from the possibilities of a city in rural and family-friendly surroundings.
Whether sport, theater or further education – the East Württemberg region offers a wealth of possibilities. Either actively at the Heidenheim city run, relaxing at Aalen's "Limes Thermen" thermal baths or taking in the music at the international Jazz Festival in Oberkochen, you can fill your free time with the activities you most enjoy.
With Aalen's University and the Cooperative State University in Heidenheim, there are two renowned educational institutions in close proximity. Non-students can broaden their horizons with the interesting and educational offering of the local adult education center.