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Are you looking for attractive living and working conditions, low tax rates and excellent investment opportunities?

Then Merzig could be the place for you. Merzig is confident in its ability to attract new citizens, companies, investors and tourists.

It is the centre of services for around 80,000 people in the town itself and the surrounding area. Around 30,000 people live in Merzig and its 17 neighbourhoods. Since 1990, the population of Merzig has risen by around 2,000 to almost 30,000 inhabitants. However, demographic trends have not bypassed Merzig. Around 30,000 people currently live in Merzig.

Approximately 12,000 people and 4,500 commuters, most of them from neighbouring communities but also from France, now work in Merzig. The largest employers in the town include Villeroy & Boch, kohlpharma and the SHG Medical Centre.

Almost three quarters of all employees work in the very strong service sector, with around 2,000 in the commercial and transport sector and around 2% in agriculture.

In contrast to many other towns, Merzig’s pedestrianised town centre is characterised by independent retailers, many of them run by generations of the same family. This varied and distinctive retail structure makes the centre of Merzig very attractive for customers. The retail offering is supplemented by excellent specialist shops and markets around the pedestrian zone and on out-of-town developments.

As the main town in the district, Merzig is the seat of the Merzig-Wadern district authority, as well as having a variety of other public and private facilities in terms of care, services, schools and administration.

If you want to find out more, select the options in the menu to get an overview of the town’s economic life. Maybe we can welcome you to Merzig sometime soon.

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