This is Franken’s commuter capital

  • Almost every fourth Franke commuters Weekday
  • Many people commute from the country to the city
  • Frankish big cities are pendulum forts
  • Pendulum Kapital“is a place with a little more than 1000 inhabitants.

The numbers are staggering: more than one in four Swiss citizens commute to work every day. Overall 1.2 million people in Franconia leave their hometown every day to make money elsewhere (total population; 4.1 million). Many of them drive tens of kilometers by car every day – and get stuck in traffic jams as often as in the Nuremberg area.

Time and money: Half a million commuters in Franken’s cities lead to traffic jams

Commuting in times of high fuel prices is expensive. The government really wants to support commuters – but the Greens are still reluctant. Companies have recognized the problem. In the Nuremberg / Erlangen area, several companies have joined forces and are offering their employees a special carpooling offer. The 9 euro ticket for public transport was also to relieve the commuters. But of course it does not help if there are no reasonable bus or train connections in your hometown.

But typical commuter routes are those from the country to the city – but you can rarely rely on well-developed public transport. Nearly 38,000 people travel to Bamberg to work every day. At the same time, more than 56,000 people from the Bamberg district leave their communities to work elsewhere, often by car. In total, more than 520,000 people commute to the nine urban districts of Franconia every day. Looked after Ansbach, Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Coburg, Fürth, Nürnberg, Schwabach and Würzburg.

But what is the actual commuter capital of Franconia? Many would definitely come here Nuremberg type – by far the largest city in Franconia. Others maybe up gain after all, the mid-Frankish city is the seat of large companies, above all Siemens. Or because Herzogenaurach the dubious honor? After all, the city has only a little more than 23,000 inhabitants – with Adidas, Puma or Schaeffler, however, there are well-known companies with numerous employees at home.

Small town, large business: Franken’s commuter capital is located in the Hof district

Few, however, are probably the upper Frankish community peek has on the list. Almost 1000 people live in the village in the district Hof – but in June 2021, 1475 people commuted to Töpen every day – so there are 1.4 commuters from outside for every inhabitant. Thus, Töpen has certainly earned the title “Franken’s commuter capital”. The main reason for this is the organic food retailer Denneree, who have built giant camps on the outskirts. In addition to organic food and cosmetics, Dennree is also known for the supermarket chain “Its organic market“.

A comparable relationship between inhabitants and commuters can only be found in the Middle Frankish community Ergersheim show. There were 1,028 residents for 1,420 commuters (ratio 1: 1.38). The automobile supplier’s headquarters are located in the Neustadt-Aisch district Mekra Langwhich mainly produces mirror systems.

Of the Frankish cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants Herzogenaurach the highest proportion of commuters: for each inhabitant of the headquarters of Adidas, Puma and Schaeffler at least 0.86 commuters. Also Schweinfurt as an important industrial location has a high proportion of commuters: With 0.75 commuters per. per capita, the lower Frankish city is the undisputed leader among places with over 50,000 inhabitants.

Bayreuthers prefer to stay at home

Of course, Schweinfurt and the other major cities in Franconia have the lowest share of commuters, ie people who work elsewhere. Schweinfurt lags behind with a value of 0.15 commuters per capita Nuremberg (0.14) in third place. They can be happier Bayreuthers Estimates: For every inhabitant of the Upper Frankish city, only 0.12 people have to commute elsewhere.

In addition to these larger cities, there is only one smaller town in the circle of communities that has a low commuter rate: in Upper Franconia Tettau Almost 2,000 people live in the Kronach district. Only 19.5 percent of them have to leave the municipal boundary to get to work. The rest have a job locally – for example in glass processing Gerresheimer or Heinz glass.

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