The excellence of Germany’s transport infrastructure is confirmed by a number of recent studies, including the Swiss IMD’s World Competitiveness Yearbook and various UNCTAD investor surveys. According to the 2011-2012 Global Competitiveness Report, Germany’s extensive infrastructure was singled out for special praise due to its capacity for highly efficient transportation of goods and passengers. This ranking includes high marks for the quality of roads and airports, rail and port infrastructure, and the country’s outstanding communications and energy infrastructure.


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Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • German transport infrastructure comprises 203,700 km of roads (incl. 12,900 km highways), a 42,000 km rail network, 7,700 km of federal waterways, 36 ports and 22 international airports