Passauer Land economic region – top-performing and diverse

High-quality technology and education location for a future full of opportunities


Lower Bavaria is an attractive business and technology location in the south-east of Bavaria which is constantly developed and supported. The district of Passau will impress you with its numerous location factors, it sets the bar for business-friendly districts and supports investors and entrepreneurs with funding and state programmes to allow them to settle into the location.


Location factors in the district of Passau


  • Diverse opportunities for networking
  • A wide spectrum of competitive suppliers
  • Numerous potential customers and cooperation partners from across all of Bavaria
  • Technology centres of the University of Passau and the Deggendorf Institute of Technology
    as well as the energy technology centre at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences
  • Excellent mobility structure
  • Representative business location in Lower Bavaria
  • Qualified and loyal specialists
  • Optimal catchment area in the border triangle with Austria and the Czech Republic
  • Excellent quality of life and housing for entrepreneurs
  • Excellent infrastructure


Specialists and workers in the district of Passau


Well-qualified craftsmen and specialists from all areas of industrial development and production work on-site.
What’s more, Siemens AG is an anchor tenant at the site.
As a potential tenant of the Ruhstorf industrial park, you also have the opportunity to employ former Siemens AG staff due to the fact that the Siemens business sectors located at the site are being restructured. These members of staff will receive prior additional training from Siemens AG if necessary.

The education location of Lower Bavaria-

Junior specialists / educational institutes in the vicinity


The University of Passau produces graduates from stimulating degree courses in the faculties of “Computer Science and Mathematics”, “Business” and “Law”.

Additionally, Ruhstorf is located in the catchment area for the Landshut University of Applied Sciences (approx. 1.15 h). The university’s Technology Centre for Energy is located in Ruhstorf and offers numerous degree courses in the fields of technology and business (e.g. at the faculties of “Computer Science”, “Electrical & Industrial Engineering”, “Mechanical Engineering” and “Business Administration”). Around 5,000 students currently study at the university.

Furthermore, the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences is located just 45 minutes away and also offers numerous degree courses in technical subjects in the faculties of “Electrical, Media and Information Technology”, “Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics”, “Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering” and “Applied Economics”. The university has around 5,700 students.

Trade tax rate for the municipality of Ruhstorf:

360 % (2015)

Land tax rate for the municipality of Ruhstorf, land tax B:

330 % (2015)