From early in the 20th century, the economic structure of the city was shaped by the creative energy of inventors, engineers, and industrial entrepreneurs. The companies they founded engaged on a worldwide basis in the production and distribution of roller bearings, machine tools, automobile parts, and accessories.
Over the past decades, new high-technology-based companies settled in our city, including firms in medical device production, measurement and control systems, energy technologies, linear motion technology, plastics processing, and automation technologies. This success, to the highest degree, was only possible because our local employers could depend on a highly trained and skilled workforce. The superior professional and vocational qualifications of Schweinfurt's workforce are the result of the finely woven network of educational institutions: a quality public school system, including specialty vocational and trade schools; an outstanding local technical university; and the universities of the nearby cities of Würzburg and Bamberg.
Paralleling Schweinfurt's robust industrial technologies developed during the past decades, the city also experienced a Renaissance of the Arts. From their earliest childhood, residents of Schweinfurt learn to appreciate the cultural treasures of world civilizations through our excellent cultural centers, museums, music schools, and countless cultural events, such as concerts, plays, and art festivals.
We invite you to visit Schweinfurt. Get to know the diversity of the city!