The direct connections to the A5 Frankfurt-Basel motorway and the Rhine Valley section of the Deutsche Bahn AG railway network provide very good conditions for fast and seamless passenger and freight traffic. There is also access to Europe's inland waterways via the highly efficient Rhine ports of Strasbourg and Kehl just 30 kilometres away. Additionally the airspace above Lahr Airport is open for commercial flights.
Lahr is located in the 'Dreiländereck' three-country border area between Germany, France and Switzerland and is an associate member of the Freiburg economic region. As a full member of the Offenburg/Ortenau economic region, or WRO, Lahr is also experiencing above-average growth in a region that is characterised by a diversity of industries and premium quality standards. Lahr is also an important connection point to France.