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Experience Hessen’s towns and cities

Visitors are spoilt for choice! You can follow in the footsteps of Goethe, enjoy cider, “Grüne Soße” and “Ahle Wurscht” in the centuries-old guesthouses, or dine on the 53rd floor of a skyscraper. Beautiful old towns and quaint shops are perfect for a stroll, and fascinating palaces and parks are on hand to amaze. Unique museums impress with their exhibitions, and the diverse range of cultural activities couldn’t be broader. Hessen’s towns and cities are rich in contrast. Here you can enjoy genuine hospitality in both modern and historical settings.


Bad Homburg | City Portraits

Bad Homburg – fascinating and relaxing

Bad Homburg offers both fascinating and relaxing activities at lots of pleasant venues. Its traditions are preserved and combined with a pulsating zeitgeist. You won’t have to wait long to find work, fun, enjoyment, entertainment and distraction from everyday life.  […] MORE


Darmstadt – art nouveau meets science

With around 148,000 inhabitants, Darmstadt is still a city without skyscrapers, motorways and large office complexes. Instead, it is a modern congress city with plenty of cultural flair: The city of science is home to one of the most modern European theatres, architecture by Hundertwasser and excellent examples of art nouveau design. […] MORE

Frankfurt am Main | CITY PORTRAITS

Frankfurt am Main is oozing with cosmopolitan flair

The metropolis on the River Main stands out for its skyline with the Messeturm and the big bank skyscrapers. This skyline has given Frankfurt its nickname of “Mainhattan”. With the Deutsche Börse, the European Central Bank and over 300 financial institutions from all over the world, the 1,200-year-old business and trade fair city is one of the most important financial centres in Europe. Despite all this, Frankfurt is a secret tip amongst art and nature lovers. The cultural offerings of the metropolis on the Main include over 40 museums and exhibition halls, as well as over 60 theatres and independent theatre groups. […] MORE


Fulda – baroque with flair

The signs on the Autobahn say “Barockstadt Fulda” and they don’t lie: Fulda’s baroque quarter is a remarkable ensemble and one that characterises the city. The unique cathedral is one of a kind in Germany. Virtuoso builders and architects created the bright place of worship at the beginning of the 18th century. A magnificent baroque palace, which nowadays houses a popular museum, can also be found opposite the cathedral. […] MORE


Science is flourishing in Giessen

Giessen is the city with the highest “student density” in Germany and has plenty to offer its guests. Some of this diverse city’s highlights include the Mathematikum, where you can discover the joy of mathematics; the Liebig Museum, which houses the original laboratory of the world-famous chemist Justus Liebig; and the University of Giessen’s idyllic botanical gardens. The green gem is a place of research and teaching and a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the lively city. […] MORE


Kassel – the documenta city

The metropolis in North Hessen boasts one of the highest museum densities in Germany and has something to suit every visitor. The DOCUMENTA art exhibition is a real highlight that returns to the city every five years. However, Kassel has a great deal to offer at any time of year. The first official mention of Kassel was in 913 as a Frankish royal court. In 2013, the people of Kassel celebrated the city’s 1100th birthday. A lot has happened in this period. Kassel was also possibly the most influential location for the Brothers Grimm. […] MORE


The university town of Marburg impresses visitors with its pure charm

The small, winding streets with their quaint shops and independent restaurants and pubs entice you upwards from the River Lahn to the landgraves’ castle at the top of the hill. Guests are transported to an entirely different era. The university flair and scenic location make Marburg a real highlight. History, tourism and culture have always gone hand-in-hand in Marburg. This was true in the 13th century, when the Teutonic Order built the first Gothic hall church on German soil to honour Saint Elisabeth, who died here in 1231. This transformed Marburg into a pilgrimage destination and represented an early form of tourism. […] MORE

Rüsselsheim | CITY PORTRAITS

Rüsselsheim – traditionally innovative

Adam Opel laid the foundations in Rüsselsheim for what would become a global brand: Opel. The city has been a key driving force in the field of automobility for over 100 years and has become the home of innovation, research and development. The latest models by Opel, Kia and Hyundai are designed here. In recent years, Rüsselsheim has also become an attractive location for numerous engineering firms, service providers and tech companies. The city also knows how to impress visitors from near and far with its rich variety of leisure activities. […] MORE

Seligenstadt | CITY PORTRAITS

Seligenstadt am Main

Narrow streets, picturesque corners, colourful timber-framed houses and impressive sights from different eras all stand testament to the town’s history, which spans over 1,900 years. During the Middle Ages, Seligenstadt flourished with its crafts and trades.  […] MORE


Wetzlar – a town of Goethe and optics in the Lahn Valley

Enhanced by its playful baroque buildings and impressive cathedral, the old town continues to fascinate visitors. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a gentle stroll and enjoy the sights. Goethe wrote perhaps his most famous work, “The Sorrows of Young Werther”, amidst this scenery and immortalised the town and its inhabitants in the world of literature. There are plenty of reminders of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s stay in Wetzlar. They include the Lottehaus, one of the many museums in the town. Wetzlar can also call itself a town of vision: Its optical industry is famous around the world. […] MORE


Wiesbaden is the capital of Hessen.

It is the seat of important state and federal authorities and is also a renowned congress city. Geographically, it lies in pretty much the centre of Europe, and Wiesbaden has developed from a former city of world culture to a modern congress city. Eight motorways intersect here, and the railway network and nearby Rhine-Main Airport add to the city’s favourable location. […] MORE