Food Industry

Dresden brings in half of the Saxon food industry's total turnover. The city houses more than 24 production companies with roughly 1,000 staff in the food and luxury foods sectors.

No wonder, as Dresden is especially well-known for its love of all life's little pleasures.

There is a wide spectrum of products including dairy and milk products, drinks, tobacco products, baked goods and patisseries, delicatessen foods, fruit and vegetables, and products and luxury goods made using these ingredients.

The people of Dresden are also highly imaginative when it comes to presenting and marketing their products. Local businesses such as Pfund's Dairy or the Schloss Wackerbarth winery have made a name for themselves throughout Germany and are a firm fixture on tourist programs.

Important Companies

  • Dr. Quendt KG: manufactures and sells Dresden Christstollen, 'Russisch Brot' cookies, etc.
  • Dr. Doerr Feinkost GmbH & Co. KG: manufactures and sells delicatessen items such as salads, sauces, mayonnaises and remoulades.
Key Sector - Wide Range of Sectors - Food Industry – science location – Office of Economic Development Dresden (Saxony)

A Real Treat

Dresden Stollen, like French champagne or Parma ham, has EU protected designation of origin status.
 

Not Just a Feast for the Eyes

Dresden is home to what the Guinness Book of Records lists as the loveliest dairy in the world. Pfund's Dairy sells all kinds of milk products in splendid surroundings.
 
Key Sector - Wide Range of Sectors - Food Industry – science location – Office of Economic Development Dresden (Saxony)

Europe's First Destination Winery

Schloss Wackerbarth not only produces top tipples but also turns wine into an adventure.
 

Excellence is the city‘s motto

Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.