A great variety of museums and literature, clubculture, international pop, a future-facing lifestylescene, the Documenta exhibition, local Apfelweinfolklore – these are just some of the things thatdefine, connect and inspire Hessen.
Vibrant Culture and Lifestyle
For many of its international visitors, Hessen also offers a journey of discovery involving a centuries-old culture, modern design, daring architecture and exciting cuisine. It is, of course, also a journey to join the people who shape, define and fascinate Hessen.
Diverse Hessen – Right on Your Doorstep
International, welcoming and thoroughly modern –this is how the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region, home to around 5.8 million people, presents itself to itsvisitors. Just 20 minutes from central Frankfurt, you will find countryside, people and superlative nature. City-dwellers enjoy getting out to the rural regions of Taunus, Spessart, Rheingau, Westerwald, Vogelsberg and Odenwald, where they can walk, cycle or simply relax. These fascinating natural landscapes make up over a third of Hessen’s surface area.
The numerous castles, forts and palaces in Hessen are definitely worth a visit.
These buildings, some of which have a history of over 1,000 years, were the setting of historical events, domains of famous personalities and are still imposing buildings to this day.
Frankfurt provides cosmopolitan flair with a great variety of internationally renowned cultural highlights: around 40 museums and exhibition centers, as well as over 60 theatres and independent theatre groups, shape the diverse cultural offering to be found here.
This metropolis by theRiver Main is home to international events, great night-life and outstanding shops.
Watch the world’s largest ski jump!
Every year, the “Mühlenkopfschanze” in Willingen is the venue for a highly exciting ski-jumping championship event. It is one of the major sports events in Hessen.
Frankfurt in Hessen is the most eco-friendly city to work in - second only to London and outperfoming other major financial centers such as Amsterdam, New York, Toronto and Singapore as a study by British Business Energy revealed.
With more than 20 per cent of Frankfurt’s surface area being covered by trees, the city secured a top position in this category. Widely known as the „green lung“, the largest inner city forest in Germany can be found here. It covers almost 6,000 hectares in total, with a majority of 3,866 hectares within the inner city itself.
No wonder, more than 30 per cent of the commuters walk or cycle to work in „the city of short distances“ giving Frankfurt a place on the podium in this category as well. And good to know: During lunch break and after work, you can choose between almost 300 vegan and vegetarian restaurants.