Leisure and living
1. The region of North Upper Palatinate – quality of life and work with a future
The region of North Upper Palatinate extends over the districts of Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Tirschenreuth and the district-free city of Weiden in der Oberpfalz. From the glass, wood and engineering industries to the logistics, IT and e-commerce sectors: here, a number of small, medium-sized and large enterprises form an attractive and future-oriented employer landscape with prospects for German and foreign skilled workers. The know-how of the sectors located here, the favourable geographical location with good transport connections and the physical proximity to the neighbouring country, the Czech Republic, make North Upper Palatinate an appealing place to live and an attractive economic region. Secondary schools and the East Bavarian Technical University of Applied Sciences provide good education and training.
Whether you are thinking of volcanoes or the composer Max Reger, and want to enjoy a carp as a culinary speciality in the “land of the thousand ponds” or a freshly tapped zoigl beer - North Upper Palatinate has a lot to offer. The region is also known as a cultural arena with a varied range of music, theatre and museums, characterised by the mountain verdure of the Upper Palatinate Forest, as well as rivers and attractive lakes. Nature lovers, sport enthusiasts and families benefit from hiking trails into the neighbouring Czech Republic, from indoor and outdoor swimming pools and from many other sports facilities. Therefore, work, family and leisure can be perfectly combined here!
2. Leisure activities and events
If you want to get off to a good start in your new home, you not only need a job and a place to live – you also need a diverse range of leisure activities. There are many ways for you to pursue your interests in the north of the Upper Palatinate.
You can find an overview of sport, culture and leisure activities on the websites of the city of Weiden and the districts of Neustadt an der Waldnaab and Tirschenreuth. You will also find a list of upcoming events, such as lectures, concerts and festivals.
The city of Weiden and several municipalities in the districts of Neustadt an der Waldnaab and Tirschenreuth are well integrated in the road and rail network. The public transport system makes it really easy to travel between the towns and municipalities in the area. If you want to use your own car in Germany, there are a few things to consider:
- If you passed your driving test in an EU Member State, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland, you are allowed to drive in Germany. People from third countries require a German driving licence after six months in the country.
- All cars must be registered at the registration office. In order to register, you will need your vehicle registration document and proof of car insurance. All cars must pass their main inspection to make sure they are fully roadworthy.
Do you have any questions about transport, or would you like more information about leisure activities in the region? The Welcome Centre in Weiden will be happy to help.