A wide range of museums and literature, club culture, international pop music, a future-facing lifestyle scene, the Documenta exhibition, local Apfelwein, and folklore – these are just some of the things that define, connect, and inspire people in Hessen. For international visitors, Hessen also offers the chance to discover a centuries-old culture, modern design, daring architecture, and exciting cuisine.
Experience the fascination of the cultural heritage in Hessen: Our state is bursting with valuable treasures, historic buildings and cultural landscapes. More than 350 museums share history, and display collections and important historical nature and art exhibits. Hessen's state museums, palaces and gardens, totalling around 50 institutions, form a significant part of this treasure trove. Discover more about Hessen's cultural landscape.
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.