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The Junker Hansen Tower in Neustadt (Hesse) The city of Frankfurt
Geography
Hesse in Germany

Mountains and hills: the mountains and hills of Hesse

Rivers: Main - Rhine - Lahn - Nidda - Kinzig - Neckar - Fulda - Werra - Weser - Eder - Schwalm - Diemel - Dill - Weschnitz - Ohm - Modau

Lakes: Edersee - Diemelsee - Aartalsee - Twistesee

Cities and towns: Frankfurt am Main - Wiesbaden - Kassel - Darmstadt - Offenbach am Main - Hanau - Marburg - Gießen - Fulda - Rüsselsheim - Wetzlar - Bad Homburg vor der Höhe - more...

Districts (counties): Bergstraße - Darmstadt (kreisfreie Stadt) - Darmstadt-Dieburg - Frankfurt am Main (kreisfreie Stadt) - Fulda - Gießen - Groß-Gerau - Hersfeld-Rotenburg - Hochtaunuskreis - Kassel (kreisfreie Stadt) - Kassel - Lahn-Dill-Kreis - Limburg-Weilburg - Main-Kinzig-Kreis - Main-Taunus-Kreis - Marburg-Biedenkopf - Odenwaldkreis - Offenbach - Offenbach am Main (kreisfreie Stadt) - Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis - Schwalm-Eder-Kreis - Vogelsbergkreis - Waldeck-Frankenberg - Werra-Meißner-Kreis - Wetteraukreis - Wiesbaden (kreisfreie Stadt)

Regions: Bergstraße, Bergwinkel, Burgwald, Eder Uplands, Habichtswald, Hessian Ried, Hessian Hinterland, Hoher Meißner, Hüttenberg Land, Kaufungen Forest, Kellerwald, Knüll, Lahngau, Lahn-Dill Uplands, Lahn-Dill Region, Maingau, Middle Hesse, Middle Rhine, North Hesse, Odenwald, Reinhardswald, Rhine-Main Region, Rhine-Neckar Triangle, Rhinegau, Ringgau, Rhön, Sauerland, Schlierbachswald, Schelderwald, Schwalm, Seulingswald, Spessart, Stölzing Hills, Taunus, Upland, Vogelsberg, Waldeck, Weser Uplands, Weser Valley, Westerwald, Wetterau


Image of the Month
The village church in Gräfenhausen
Village Church in Gräfenhausen


The state, its history and politics
The Hessian Landtag in Wiesbaden

State: Constitution - Hessian Landtag - Hessian State Chancellery - Supreme Court - Minister presidents - Government

Administrative Provinces (Regierungsbezirke): Darmstadt - Gießen - Kassel

Politicians: Norbert Blüm - Holger Börner - Alfred Dregger - Hans Eichel - Joschka Fischer - Franz Josef Jung - Roland Koch - Petra Roth - Carl Ulrich - Walter Wallmann - Georg August Zinn - Antje Vollmer - Matthias Berninger - Bernhard Jagoda - Philipp Scheidemann -

History of: History of Hesse - List of rulers of Hesse - Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes - Nida - Saalburg - Chatti - Mattiaci - Alemanni - Franks - Donar's Oak - Büraburg - Landgraviate of Hesse - Electorate of Hesse - Duchy of Nassau - Dernbacher Feud - Amt Blankenstein - Electorate of Mainz - Free City of Frankfurt - Grand Duchy of Hesse - Hesse-Marburg - Hesse-Rheinfels - Hesse-Homburg - Waldeck - County of Ziegenhain - Frankfurt Assembly - Austro-Prussian War - Prussian Province of Hesse-Nassau - People's State of Hesse - Free imperial cities in Hesse - Reichskammergericht.


Economy and Transport
Frankfurt Airport, 2004

Economy: B. Braun Melsungen - Bombardier Transportation - Buderus - Fraport AG - Fresenius - Leitz - Linde - Lufthansa - Merck - Opel - Stada - Volkswagen factory

Transport: Burgwald Railway - Carl's Railway - Kanonenbahn - Lahn-Kinzig Railway - Lahn Valley Railway - Dill Railway - Main-Lahn Railway - Main-Neckar Railway - Main-Weser Railway - Upper Lahn Valley Railway - Odenwald Railway - Mannheim–Frankfurt railway - Darmstadt–Worms railway - Taunus Railway - Vogelsberg Southern Railway - Überwald Railway - Rhine-Main Transport Association - North Hessian Transport Association - Rhine-Neckar Transport Association - Frankfurt Central Station - Rhine-Main S-Bahn - Frankfurt am Main - Darmstadt - Gießen - Marburg - Wetzlar - Schlossberg Tunnel - Nerobergbahn - Rhine-Main Airport - Kassel-Calden Airport


People
”Goethe in the Roman Campagna“, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1786

Worked in Hesse: Bonifacius - Elizabeth of ThuringiaAnton Praetorius - Heinrich Friedrich Karl Freiherr vom SteinWilhelm Conrad RöntgenOtto Loewi - Alfred Wegener - Theodor W. Adorno - Max Horkheimer - Jürgen Habermas - Arthur Schopenhauer - Bernhard Grzimek - Marcel Reich-Ranicki - Carl Schuricht - Siegfried Unseld

Born in Hesse: Philipp der Großmütige - Hieronymus Karl von Colloredo-Mansfeld - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Charlotte Buff - Gebrüder Grimm - Schinderhannes - Johann Christian Senckenberg - Ludwig Erk - Anne Frank - Georg Büchner - Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Justus von Liebig, Friedrich Wöhler, Sebastian Vettel, Otto Hahn, Henri Nestlé

Famous people from Frankfurt

Quick start

HesseCategory:Cities in Hesse - DistrictsRegions - Towns - Villages in Hesse

Portals of Hessian cities and regions:
Frankfurt Rhine-MainKasselMiddle HesseMiddle Rhine


Community
Sculpture at the Documenta in Kassel

Education: Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences - Darmstadt University of Technology - Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts - Goethe University Frankfurt - Fulda University of Applied Sciences - University of Giessen - Middle Hesse University of Applied Sciences - University of Kassel - Marburg School of Archiving - University of Marburg - Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach - Rhine Main University in Wiesbaden - Wiesbaden School of Administration

Churches: Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau - Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck - Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, eastern exclave of Wetzlar - Jewish Community, Wetzlar - Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz - Roman Catholic Diocese of Limburg - Roman Catholic Diocese of Fulda

Culture: Hinterland MuseumBad Hersfelder Festspiele - documenta - Frankfurt School - Goethe-Plakette des Landes Hessen (medal) - Hinterländer Trachten - Struwwelpeter - The Hessian Courier - History of organ music in Hesse

Languages: Hessian dialects - Manisch - Middle Hessian

Media: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Frankfurter Rundschau - Frankfurter Neue Presse - Offenbach-Post - Oberhessische Presse - Darmstädter Echo - Wiesbadener Kurier - Wiesbadener Tagblatt - Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine - Trans World Radio

Sport: Eintracht Frankfurt - Kassel Huskies - Commerzbank-Arena - 1. FFC Frankfurt - SV Darmstadt 98 - Kickers Offenbach - SV Wehen - Rund um den Henninger-Turm - Frankfurt Galaxy - KSV Hessen Kassel - FSV Frankfurt - LTi Gießen 46ers - HSG Wetzlar - RSV Lahn-Dill - Eintracht Wetzlar - MT Melsungen - Frankfurt Lions - Ice Cats Kassel - CSC 03 Kassel - KSV Baunatal

Specialities of Hessian cuisine: Äppelwoi - Rippsche mit Kraut - Handkäs mit Musik - Ahle Wurst - Weckewerk - Grüne Soße - Ploatz


Tourism
Fulda Cathedral

National/Nature Parks: Kellerwald-Edersee National Park - Bergstraße-Odenwald - Diemelsee - Habichtswald - Hessian Rhön - Hessian Spessart - Taunus - Hoher Vogelsberg - Kellerwald-Edersee - Meißner-Kaufungen Forest - Rhine-Taunus

Sights: Alsfeld: town hall - Bad Hersfeld: abbey ruins - old town - Bad Homburg: Bad Homburg Palace - Biedenkopf: Hinterland Museum – Braunfels: Braunfels Castle – Büdingen: castle - Jerusalem Gate - Breuberg: Breuberg Castle - Darmstadt: Mathildenhöhe - Residenzschloss - Frankfurt am Main: tallest buildings - Römer - St. Paul's Church - Fritzlar: cathedral - town walls - Fulda: cathedral, Stadtschloss - Greifenstein: Greifenstein Castle - Hofgeismar: Sababurg Zoo - Kassel: Schloss Wilhelmshöhe - Bergpark with Hercules - Lich: Arnsburg Abbey - Limburg: cathedral - old town - Marburg: Marburger Schloss - St. Elizabeth's Church - old town - Rüdesheim am Rhine: Drosselgasse - Niederwalddenkmal – Rüsselsheim: museum – Schenklengsfeld: lime tree – Weilburg: palace - palace church – Wetzlar: cathedral - museums - old town - Wiesbaden: Kurhaus - State Theatre - Biebrich Palace - Nerobergbahn
National: Limes with its centre at Saalburg


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