Economy & Living in Burghausen

Burghausen, with the world's longest castle, looks back on over 1000 years of history. The lively city with its colorful houses still keeps history alive today. Burghausen is also a highly successful international business location. The "Chemistry Diamond Burghausen" is the basis for the flourishing business world and a vital gastronomy and hotel scene.

The economic power is largely responsible for the many extras of the Burghausen infrastructure, which one is otherwise only used to in much larger cities: Numerous conference and event possibilities in historical or modern ambience or dreamy locations for weddings.

Economy & Living - at a glance


From fine dining to crazy nights, from rustic comfort to modern groove – in the pubs of the old and new town in Burghausen you can find the whole spectrum  of life in a gastronomy scene famous well beyond the borders of the town.

Restaurants, taverns, bistros, cafés, ice- cream parlours, wine bars and pubs in the town and its scenic surroundings invite you to sample nouvelle or Bavarian- Austrian cuisine, foreign cooking and traditional Burghausen specialities.

Economy & Shopping

Salt used to be the source of Burghausen’s wealth, but the chemical industry has become central to the town’s economy over the last 100 years. This is symbolised by the “Burghausen Chemical Diamond”, a signature feature for a town which  despite its size is one of the most prosperous municipalities in Bavaria.

Conference location

With its characteristic blend of the traditional and modern, Burghausen is the perfect location for your conference or event.

The community centre in the new town, the assembly rooms in the heritage-protected old town and the rooms in the world's longest castle have space for up to 1640 guests for conferences, receptions or parties.

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