Rüsselsheim am Main
Key Figures
Population 2021   66,125
Change since 2016   +3.3%
Employees 2021   29,587
Change since 2016   -11.4%
Trade Tax   420%
Property Tax A   680%
Property Tax B   800%


Adam Opel’s pioneering spirit continues to shape the industrial location of Rüsselsheim to this day. The structural change in the automobile industry was also accompanied by the development of new jobs in the areas of design as well as research and development (R&D). Today, Rüsselsheim is home to companies in different industries like medical technology, the digital economy, energy technology, and logistics. Its core continues to be formed by the future-oriented automotive industry. With Opel, as well as the design and development center from Hyundai/Kia, and a considerable number of suppliers, or highly specialized – even medium-sized – service providers, Rüsselsheim has developed into an internationally known automotive location with R&D-oriented cross-sectional competencies.
Opel itself has always made automobile innovations available to broad social strata and is therefore actively confronting the transformation that the entire automobile industry faces.

Hochschule RheinMain is renowned for its professional job training, as well as for its application-oriented research. The department of engineering in Rüsselsheim is the largest of all five departments with altogether 13,000 students. Its over 70 study programs are continuously developed.

„With Opel, Rüsselsheim am Main belongs to the birthplaces of worldwide automobile manufacturing. It’s here where we develop our new models with pride. It’s here where we build modern and successful vehicles like our flagship Insignia. At the Rüsselsheim site, Opel stands for the highest research and development competence. Furthermore, we profit from an innovative and professional local network of suppliers and engineering service providers.“

Michael Lohscheller, Managing Director
Opel Automobile GmbH

„Application and practical relevance belong to the essence of Hochschule RheinMain’s brand. Whether it’s students’ project work or the comprehensive research being carried out – we integrate companies’ questions into our teaching and research.“

Prof. Dr. Detlev Reymann,
President of Hochschule RheinMain

The US high-tech company Velodyne Lidar develops 3D laser scanners that are used in autonomous driving, robotics, industrial automation and smart city applications. The leading manufacturer of laser sensors operates its European business from Rüsselsheim.