23 administrative districts and 11 independent cities work together in partnership and on an equal footing with the business community. The democratically legitimised core is the Council of the Metropolitan Region, consisting of 57 (lord) mayors and district councillors of the member municipalities. In eight decentrally organised expert forums, more than 400 representatives from business, science and culture assume responsibility for the region. The partnership-based cooperation between city and state on an equal footing is a key feature of this.

Karte Metropolregion Nürnber


As a “home for creative minds”, the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region wants to be the preferred home region for talented and committed people from all over the world.
The work is oriented towards five strategic goals:

  • Strength through polycentralism
  • Exemplary culture of welcome
  • Most family-friendly metropolitan region
  • Top in innovative strength
  • Intelligent infrastructure

Future issues are dealt with in five fields of action: Innovative Strength, Mobility Change and Climate Protection, Sustainable Quality of Life, Cultural Development and New Work.


  • Area: 21,808 sq km
  • Population: 3.559 million (2020)
  • Population density: 163 p.e./ (2020)
  • GDP: € 148 billion (2020)
  • Employed persons: 2,02 million (2020)
  • GDP / employed person: € 72,332 (2020)
  • Unemployment rate: 3.4 % (2022)
  • Students at universities: 100,000 (2020)


Geschäftsstelle Europäische Metropolregion Nürnberg
Theresienstraße 9, 90403 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 231 105 22