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  • Frankfurt skyline between the buildings, Kronberg
    Frankfurt skyline between the buildings,...
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  • Streetlamps, Kronberg
    Streetlamps, Kronberg
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  • Frankfurt skyline over Kronberg
    Frankfurt skyline over Kronberg
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Land Hessen Favorites

  • Römer

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    Historical building, "Römer" 3 former patrician houses (from the 14th century) -with their gothic, triple-gabled front- form the striking facade of the so called "Römer" -the symbol of the city of Frankfurt. In 1405, the Frankfurt city council acquired these houses along with 8 other patrician houses and converted them into a prestigious city...

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  • Main River

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    For me Frankfurt is one of the most interesting German cities. Certainly during summertime. As for your running, indeed take the walkpath along the river, or the 'green zones' through the city. There is always something to do : either a festival, animation,... in the center, near Romer. Have fun !

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  • Sachsenhausen

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    The standard tour for newly assigned people was Alte Sachsenhausen, which is a pedestrian zone consisting of cobblestone streets and a variety of bars. My favorite was Spritzhaus, which literally translates to Spray house and the motif is that of a house that stores firehoses. Used to enjoy the live music there immensely, as well as a Bitburger...

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  • Shopping

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    I have been here for almost a month now and have managed to explore the centre of town and some of the outer suburbs. So far, I have noted that prices are very high for just about everything (compared to London) and that if you want to buy something really special then go to Berger Strasse or the small shops behind the Ziel and down toward the...

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  • Skyscrapers

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    Completed in 1991 according to the plans of the American architect Helmut Jahn, this office tower with its 63 floors and the instantly recognisable top has become Frankfurt’s modern city symbol. The Messeturm was built according to the design principles of the classic American skyscraper style of the 1920s and 1930s....

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  • Messe (trade fairs)

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    The Frankfurt Book Fair is held each year in October. They now seem to have settled on a rhythm of five full days, from Wednesday to Sunday (no more Monday mornings). The first three days are reserved for us trade visitors, and on Saturday and Sunday the fair is also open to the general public. On Sunday the publishers are allowed to sell books if...

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  • Museums

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    The majority of Frankfurt was bombed in WWII, although there are some older, preserved buildings, but there are a lot of seriously innovative, impressive newer buildings and items of architechture. But you can see and hear the real deal at the Deutches Architekture Museum - I don't think I need to translate that one :-)) There are and have been...

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  • Zoos and Parks

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    Surprisingly enough, this city has plenty of parks. The most beautiful of which has to be the Chinese Gardens - at the beginning of Bergerstrasse. It is small but ornate and very serene. The only thing that will break your concentration are the cute group of ducklings that splash around the pond. There is a rose garden right next to it, so if the...

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  • Christmas Market

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    The Christmas market is excellent in Frankfurt and it starts from late November. There are many snacks and beverages on offer - not least the famous Glühwein. It is particularly good if you are with your family or a group of friends. Truly unmissable !! I worked and lived in Frankfurt for seven months between November 1999 and June 2000. The...

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  • Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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    Home of the DAX - the Stock Exchange in Frankfurt is one of the busiest and well known stock market in the world. Too bad we can't shoot inside...the trading floor is enourmous, and the feeling is full of ... money :))

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  • Alte Oper

    Frankfurt am Main Favorites

    Frankfurt's old opera house was destroyed during the Second World War, but underwent a complete reconstruction that returned the exterior it to its Wilhelmine (late 19th century) glory. Berlin Architect Richard Lucae had based his plans upon the famous Dresden Opera. The surrounding streets include some of Frankfurt's most elegant boutiques and...

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  • Geography

    Hesse has a great variety of terrain, offering vacation and sport opportunities to almost everyone's tastes. Whether you like mountains, lakes, forests or rivers, Hesse has it for you. Germans like to categorize their vacation areas into regions instead of single destinations. Surely you have heard of the Alps or the Black Forest. These are regions...

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  • Hessian Government

    Like states in the United States of America, German states have governors. Their official title, though, is Minister President. The current Minister President of Hesse is Mr. Roland Koch, who belongs to the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a conservative party. At the moment, the CDU party holds the absolute majority in the state parliament, which...

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  • Inofficial Language - Hessisch

    Hessians's speak German, of course. But some of them speak their own dialect, known as Hessian (Hessisch in their own language). For foreigners that learn High German, Hessian can be a real challenge. Below you will find some examples of Hessian words, followed by their phonetic pronunciation for native English speakers, followed by the High German...

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  • Coat of Arms & Flag

    Hesse has a "borrowed" coat of arms. Long before it was a German state, it belonged to a country called Thuringia, which is also a state in Germany today (it borders Hesse in the east). Back in the 13th century, the Earl of Thuringia had a red and white striped lion on a blue background. Thuringia has a similar coat of arms, but the only difference...

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  • Population

    Who lives in Hesse? The Hessians live here of course. American history students may have heard about Hessians. The Hessians were sent as an auxiliary army to help King George III squash the rebellion in the American colonies. The Princes of Hesse were relatives of King George III of England, and they provided their cousin with Hessian troops. Today...

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  • Map of the State of Hesse

    Pictured is a map of Germany. The state marked in green is the State of Hesse. It's not very big; only 21,115 square kilometers. I know there are bigger counties in the State of Texas, but it will take you about two hours on the German Autobahn to drive from the northern border to the southern border. As you see, Hesse is located in the middle of...

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  • the moneymaker

    Frankfurt or Mainhatten....most travelers arrive at Ffm Airport when visiting Germany. one of the busiest in the Worldbut Frankfurt can also show of with a rich history, pretty importand to Germany...and its Altstadt..is still a lovely place to bethe pic has been send to me by a friend. actually...I don't have fond memories of Frankfurt, except...

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  • My favorite mountain

    Milseburg! It's a wonderful, easy hike up this 825 m mountain, you are rewarded with an incredible view and yummy pea soup or ice cream.It's peaceful and quiet up there, though usually busy with hikers of all ages, you get fresh air, the wind is blowing all the problems out of your mind and it's one of the best experiences to sit up on the rocks...

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  • Visiting Heppenheim

    About 30 km in the south of Darmstadt is Heppenheim. It is a small city and the Old Town of it is very nice with many half-timbered houses and narrow streets. Once a year Heppenheimer Festspiele take place. From mid July until beginning of September you can visit different performances. The Heppenheimer Festspiele may be the most successful private...

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  • Hessen

    To tell you the truth, I know very little about this region.In general, Frankfurt am Main is the financial centre of Germany and Wiesbaden is one of the places that worth to visit but I haven't been there myself yet. Hessen OfficialHessen Tourism

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  • Hesse, Germany's financial and...

    I travel here at least twice a year to visit my friend in Frankfurt. It's a great state for relaxing and hiking. Vast forests and clear lakes make this state ideal for family travels.

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  • History

    Philip of Hesse, a German reformer, was responsible for reuniting of territories in Germany’s centre. At his death in 1567 Philip of Hesse's lands were divided among his four sons, with Kassel, Marburg, Rheinfels, and Darmstadt their respective capitals. The Congress of Vienna (1814/15) gave Hesse-Kassel and Hesse-Darmstadt substantial territorial...

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