The state of Hesse (Hessen), in central Germany, borders the states of Lower Saxony (north), Thuringia (east), Bavaria (southeast), Baden-Württemberg (south), Rhineland-Palatinate (west) and North Rhine–Westphalia (northwest). The capital city, Wiesbaden, is a charming city with outstanding landmarks such as the Wiesbaden Kurhaus, the spa house serving as the city's convention centre. To walk around Wiesbaden, the areas of “Fußgängerzone” and of “Altstadt” - the old city, are great choices. Frankfurt is a cosmopolitan metropolis in this state, and an important financial centre, the birthplace of Goethe, culturally dynamic with a wealth of museums and exquisite buildings to show. In Hessen, you will find historic towns, spa towns such as Bad Homburg, nature such as in Odenwald forest and in the Northern Hesse, the homeland of the Brothers Grimm.
Population: over 6.17 million
Other major cities: Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, Offenbach am Main Hanau, Giessen, Wetzlar, Limburg an der Lahn
Main attractions: Kurhaus, Schloss Freudenberg, 1888 Nerobergbahn Funicular, Russisch-Orthodoxe Kirche, Kurpark, State Theatre, Städe Museum, Liebieghaus museum, Senckenberg Natural History Museum, Herkules-Statue, Römer, Goethe House, Neroberg, Frankenstein Castle, Niederwald Monument, Mathildenhoehe, Upper Middle Rhine valley
Major Airports: Frankfurt Airport (FRA - Flughafen Frankfurt am Main), Kassel Airport (KSF - Flughafen Kassel)
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