Why are we here
Wetzlar is often called the "city of optics." Wetzlar hosts companies which manufacture microscopes, binoculars, eyeglasses and cameras. Thus, the Carl Zeiss branches of Sports Optics and SMT are in good company here. With the Giessen and Frankfurt universities located close by, and thanks to its good connections to trade shows and airports and its road network, state capital Wetzlar is a location which caters for all the requirements of future-oriented growth.
Why should you choose us
Cutting-edge optics have been produced in Wetzlar since time immemorial. As part of Carl Zeiss, you can play an important part in continuing this trend into the future. As a 100 per cent subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics develops products which help our customers to see and experience nature more clearly and intensively. In addition, Carl Zeiss SMT is another sophisticated and innovative area of Carl Zeiss located in Wetzlar. Choose Carl Zeiss in Wetzlar and take a closer look with us!
Three low mountain ranges meet above Wetzlar's Lahntal valley. The landscape is therefore heavily adorned with hilly wooded areas. This area of Central Hessen also boasts orchards and the steep river valleys of the Lahn-Dill region. The countless cycle paths and walking tracks afford the ideal means of exploring the hilly landscape.
With its geopark and the surrounding nature conservation areas, Central Hessen offers some of the most attractive landscapes in Germany. Sloping vineyards, rivers coursing through valleys and biodiverse meadows make the area around Wetzlar well worth experiencing – and not just for nature-lovers.
Wetzlar plays an outstanding role in history. After all, the city on the River Lahn is the setting of "Die Leiden des Jungen Werther," a famous novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Besides literature, Wetzlar has plenty more to offer. The old town with its winding streets and houses steeped in history or the "uncompleted" cathedral in the center are just a few examples of the city's rich history.
Come to Wetzlar and discover the former times of this modern city.
Wetzlar is a grown city. To keep it that way, the city council provides some offerings to help families get settled. In addition, Wetzlar is characterized by its good academic infrastructure. Besides the nearby universities of Frankfurt and Giessen, Wetzlar also features its own unique educational offering, namely "StudiumPlus."
Choose Wetzlar and find room to grow for yourself and your family.
Whether above ground or below, Wetzlar has a wide range of leisure activities to offer. You can explore the last preserved iron ore mine by rail at a depth of 150 meters, while in the streets of Wetzlar, a tour guide dressed in the clothing of bygone days can give you a totally different insight into the city's history. As home to several Olympic medal winners, sport also has a long tradition in Wetzlar. Whether rowing on the Lahn or having a relaxing stroll on one of the countless walking trails – in Wetzlar, you can choose to push yourself to your limits or just kick back and relax.
Anyone who feels confined by the narrow winding streets of Wetzlar's old town can opt for a weekend city break in Frankfurt or Giessen – both of which are only a stone's throw away.