Approximately 2.7 million people live and work in the urban agglomeration and are within a short distance by public transport. Just under 600,000 of these people live and work in the state capital. It is just a few minutes on the S-Bahn (suburban rail) or by car from the pulsating city to the idyllic countryside. The region offers its inhabitants a choice of a big-city feeling, medium- and small-sized towns or pure village life. Whether it is sport, nature, culture or social activities - everything can be found within a short distance.
The capital city region is not only the central region of the state geographically. It is also the economic, political and cultural hub of Baden-Württemberg. The Black Forest, Lake Constance and Alsace are all located "just around the corner", as are Allgäu and the Alps.