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Medicine & Healthcare

The healthcare sector is not just one of the most innovative economic segments nationwide. It is, at the same time, a job generator and growth driver for economic development. This applies to a particular degree to Freiburg and the Upper Rhine region. All sectors of the healthcare economy are represented here: the core area of in- and outpatient healthcare is constituted by the sectors of the healthcare industry – biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology – as well as the health-related services. Additionally, the healthcare industry in Freiburg benefits from a powerful research landscape.

Gesundheitswirtschaft Freiburg
Laborant bei der Arbeit

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Health and medicine – a competence of Freiburg.

Healthcare industry

Freiburg is home to many institutions, research institutions and companies from the healthcare industry. Germany-wide, the region occupies a top position in this regard. Particularly in the area of medical technology, a particularly large number of companies have settled here that develop innovative products and services.

A total of around 60,000 people are employed in this important industry segment; this equates to a share of 22 per cent. In the city of Freiburg alone, this share is 27 per cent, or over 35,000 employees. Numerous people work particularly in the hospitals and rehabilitation facilities of the region.

With a good 14,000 employees, the Medical Center – University of Freiburg is one of the largest university hospitals in Germany. Approximately 1,700 doctors as well as more than 3,800 nurses care for around 95,000 inpatient patients as well as 870,000 outpatient visitors every year. It is one of the largest employers in the region and one of the premium oncological centres sponsored nationwide by Deutsche Krebshilfe.

Health tourism

Health tourism with a focus on health travellers and active holidaymakers as well as business health tourism in the form of meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions has a long tradition in Freiburg. Additionally, with approximately 10.5 million overnight stays per year, thereof 1.6 million just in Freiburg, the region is the most popular travel area in the country with a growing share of health tourism.

Außenbereich von Thermalbad

© KEIDEL Mineral-Thermalbad

Wellness and health in the KEIDEL mineral thermal bath.

Health Region Freiburg

HealthRegion Freiburg

Ecological awareness, health and sustainability have always been written with capital letters in the Green City. Thanks to its mild climate and marked joie de vivre, Freiburg is also a notable city of wellbeing that attracts many people. “Health Region Freiburg” therefore stands for a unique combination of excellent premium medicine, active health culture and maximum quality of life.


Institutions & companies in Freiburg

The region is considered an important and strong cluster within Germany in the field of healthcare. Below you will find a selection of relevant institutions and companies. 

  • Universitätsklinikum Freiburg 
    Breisacher Straße 153 
    79110 Freiburg
    Telefon: +49 761 270-0 
    Web: uniklinik-freiburg.de

    The Medical Center – University of Freiburg is one of the largest university hospitals in Germany and with 12,000 employees is the largest employer in South Baden. The hospital combines high-performance medicine, modern research, teaching and healthcare for the best possible treatment of patients.

    Medical Center – University of Freiburg – Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency (CCI)
    Breisacher Straße 117
    79106 Freiburg
    Tel.: +49 761 27077550
    Web: uniklinik-freiburg.de/cci.html

    The Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency (CCI) of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of immunodeficiency as well as research into the immune system.

    Oncological Rehabilitation Clinic in the Tumour Biology Clinic
    UKF Reha gGmbH
    Lehener Straße 86
    79106 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 20601
    Web: ukf-reha.de

    The Oncological Rehabilitation Clinic in the Freiburg Tumour Biology Clinic offers a comprehensive therapy programme and is part of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg.

    Freiburg Tumour Biology Clinic
    Hugstetter Str. 55
    79106 Freiburg
    Tel.: +49 761 2062281

    The Tumour Biology Clinic of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg treats patients with state-of-the-art and innovative medical therapy methods.

    Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg – Bad Krozingen
    Südring 15
    79189 Bad Krozingen 
    Tel:. +49 7633 4020
    Web: herzzentrum.de

    The Bad Krozingen Heart Center merged with the Medical Center – University of Freiburg in 2012 and forms a comprehensive unit in the topic areas of cardiology.

    Evangelisches Diakoniekrankenhaus
    Wirthstraße 11
    79110 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 130101
    Web: diakoniekrankenhaus-freiburg.de

    The medical areas of the Evangelical Deaconry Hospital are divided into the anaesthesiological, medicinal and surgical clinics as well as the die women’s clinic.

    RKK Klinikum
    Sautierstraße 1
    79104 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 27111
    Web: rkk-klinikum.de

    The RKK-Klinikum includes the St. Josefskrankenhaus and the Loretto-Krankenhaus in Freiburg.

    Freiburg Breisacher Straße 84
    79110 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 8964170
    Web: lexerklinik.de  

    The Erich-Lexer-Klinik is a highly modern private clinic for aesthetic-plastic surgery that works closely with the renowned Medical Center – University of Freiburg.

    Health department Freiburg
    An den Heilquellen 8
    79111 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 4789555
    Web: gesundheitsresort-freiburg.de

    The Mooswaldklinik and the Dorint Thermenhotel Freiburg form the Freiburg health department, which combines medicine and wellbeing.

    Alcon Pharma GmbH
    Blankreutestraße 1
    79108 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 13040
    Web: de.alcon.com

    Alcon Pharma is a manufacturer of contact lenses as well as contact lens care products. Products for eye surgery are also part of the company’s portfolio.

    Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH
    Mooswaldallee 1
    79108 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Web: pfizer.de

    The Pfizer plant in Freiburg is one of the world’s most state-of-the-art pharmaceutical production sites.

    Stryker Leibinger GmbH
    Bötzinger Straße 39-41
    79111 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 45120
    Web: stryker.com

    The market leader in implant systems for the head, hand and foot area occupies itself with research, production and development for surgical instruments at the Freiburg location.

    Phadia Thermo Fisher Diagnostics & Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Jechtinger Straße 2-6
    79111 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: 02304 9325
    Web: thermofisher.com

    Phadia Thermo Fisher Diagnostics & Thermo Fisher Scientific are leading companies in the diagnosis of allergies and autoimmune diseases.

    pro med instruments GmbH
    Bötzinger Straße 38
    79111 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 38422210
    Web: blackforestmedical.com

    Pro med instruments GmbH is a medical technology company specialising in products in the field of neurosurgery.

    Sutter Medizintechnik GmbH
    Tullastraße 87
    79108 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 515510
    Web: sutter-med.de

    The owner-led company Sutter Medizintechnik develops and produces highly precise electrosurgical medical devices for HNO, micro- and neurosurgery.

    Stockert Medizinztechnik GmbH
    Bötzingerstraße 72
    79111 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 207160
    Web: stockert.de  

    Stockert Medizintechnik GmbH occupies itself with the development and production of high-tech solutions for medical application.

    MVZ Clotten Freiburg
    Merzhauser Straße 112a
    79100 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 319050
    Web: labor-clotten.de

    MVZ Clotten is a medical care centre for laboratory medicine, microbiology, hygiene and pathology (accreditation in preparation).

    GE Medical Systems Information Technologies GmbH Munzingerstraße 3-5
    79111 Freiburg im Breisgau
    Tel.: +49 761 45430
    Web: gehealthcare.de

    GE Healthcare is a company in the field of medical technology that occupies itself with the production and sale of medical equipment at the Freiburg location.

    Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH 
    Leinenweberstr. 5 
    79108 Freiburg 
    Tel.: +49 0761 1514-0 
    Web: drfalkpharma.de

    The family enterprise specialises in the development and sale of pharmaceutical products in the indication areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH operates internationally and works closely with the University of Freiburg.

Kongresse und Tagungen im Bereich Gesundheitswirtschaft in Freiburg

Conferences in Freiburg

Thanks to the proximity to universities and research institutions, important globally operating companies and a well developed conference infrastructure, Freiburg offers excellent conditions for conferences of the healthcare industry. Below you will find an overview of interessting events in Freiburg:

  • Freiburger Infektiologie- und Hygienekongress

    Annually in October (since 1999)
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web:  bzh-freiburg.de

    Freiburger Knorpeltage

    Annual (since 2015)
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: freiburger-knorpeltage.de

    Freiburg - Bad Krozinger Herz-Kreislauf-Tage

    Annual (since 2003)
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: freiburger-herz-kreislauf-tage.de

    Update Interventionelle Kardiologie 

    13 March 2019
    Historisches Kaufhaus
    Web: herzzentrum.de

    63. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie und Funktionelle Bildgebung (DGKN)

    28 - 30 March 2019
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: dgkn.de

    Deutscher Betriebsärtzekongress

    23 - 26 October 2019
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: vdbw.de

    European Resuscitation Council Congress Resuscitation 2017

    28 - 30 September 2017
    Messe Freiburg

    120. Deutscher Ärztetag

    23 - 26 May 2017
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: bundesaerztekammer.de/aerztetag

    9. Symposium - Urologische Forschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie

    16 - 18 November 2017
    Historisches Kaufhaus
    Web: urologenportal.de

    131. Hauptversammlung des Marburger Bundes

    20 - 21 May 2017
    Konzerthaus Freiburg
    Web: marburger-bund.de

    41. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie (DGTHG)

    2012 - 2015
    Messe Freiburg 
    Web: dgk.org

    39. Jahrestagung Gesellschaft für Neonatologie und Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin

    6 - 8 June 2013
    Konzerthaus Freiburg 
    Web: gnpi.de

FAQ Freiburgs Kompetenzen

Short question – short answer. The most important information summarised for you:

What does Freiburg have to offer in the field of medicine and healthcare?

In addition to the proximity to universities, Freiburg offers company companies and institutions from the fields of healthcare and medical technology. Thanks to this good infrastructure and the high leisure and relaxation value of the region, Freiburg plays an important role in health tourism. Here, the individual actors are well connected to each other. For this reason also, for years Freiburg has been a venue for domain-specific conferences such as the German Doctors’ Assembly and the Emergency Doctor Conference.

How can I take advantage of the infrastructure for my conference?

Thanks to the huge density of institutions and companies, a large potential public as well as speakers you can gain for your conference awaits you. We can also enquire about cooperation with individual companies for your conference for you. Thanks to the local conference infrastructure as well as the central location and good accessibility, Freiburg offers ideal conditions. The Freiburg Convention Bureau is happy to advise you.

Weitere Kompetenzfelder Freiburgs