Competitiveness of the metropolitan region

Being a metropolitan region has obligations. Central points such as Messe Stuttgart (exhibition centre) and the state airport must be quickly and easily accessible. The new "Filderbahnhof" station at the exhibition centre, the airport and the motorway give these "gateways" new, direct access to regional and long-distance services. Thanks to the Filder tunnel, Stuttgart city is now only 8 minutes away. This gives the region an outstanding advantage in competition with other German and European regions. Direct connections with no need to change give the Stuttgart Metropolitan Region a better network.

How much money does Verband Region Stuttgart spend on Stuttgart 21?

€100 million. The regional contribution is capped and earmarked for the local public transport part of Stuttgart 21. Verband Region Stuttgart is not involved in the risk fund, which was set at more than €1.45 billion.

Mobility as location factor

This investment pays off. After all, mobility is a crucial location factor in our export-oriented region with its strong, efficient economy. To keep traffic rolling on the roads and rails, the infrastructure has to be modernised and expanded to keep improving public transport and freight traffic. This is also associated with reductions in pollution and carbon emissions.

More details about the Stuttgart 21 project and the new railway line being built between Wendlingen and Ulm can be found on the project website at