Frankfurt Metropolitan Region

Skyline of Frankfurt - Central Hesse in the heart of Europe: the English Imagefilm of the region of Mittelhessen

Frankfurt, officially Frankfurt am Main is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2015 population of 732,688 within its administrative boundaries, and 2.3 million in its urban area. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region (including the City of Bad Nauheim), which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after Rhine-Ruhr.
A quarter of the population are foreign nationals, including many expatriates.

Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. It's the site of many global and European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt Airport is among the world's busiest. Frankfurt is the major financial centre of the European continent, with the HQs of the European Central Bank, German Federal Bank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and many private Banks. Frankfurt's skyline is shaped by some of Europe's tallest skyscrapers.

Frankfurt is home to influential educational institutions, including the Goethe University, the UAS, the FUMPA, and graduate schools like the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Its renowned cultural venues include the concert hall Alte Oper, Europe's largest English Theatre and many museums (e.g. the Museumsufer ensemble with Städel and Liebighaus, Senckenberg Natural Museum, Goethe House), the Schirn art venue at the old town.

Centuries ago, Frankfurt was for many years the coronation venue of German Kings and Emperors. The "Holy Roman Empire of German Nation" lasted from the middle ages (1157 / 1254 p.C.n.) until 1806. (Sacrum Romanum Imperium Nationis Germanicae)

Federal State of Hesse  

Ronneburg, Hessen


Hessen, English also spelled Hesse, is a Bundesland (Federal State) in the west-central part of Germany.

Hessen is bounded by the states of Lower Saxony to the north, Thuringia to the east, Bavaria to the southeast, Baden-Württemberg to the south, Rhineland-Palatinate to the west, and North Rhine-Westphalia to the northwest. Its capital is Wiesbaden. Area 8,152 square miles (21,114 square km). Pop. (2015 est.) abt. 6 million inhabitants.

The largest cities are Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden (Capital), Kassel, Darmstadt, and Offenbach am Main. The majority of the population is Protestant, and most of the remainder is Roman Catholic.

Hessen lies between the Upper Rhine Plateau to the west and the Thuringian Forest to the east and consists mainly of richly wooded uplands. The Hessen Central Uplands contain the Spessart Forest and the Odenwald, both make Hesse a green State.

The state is well wooded, and small-scale farming is still widespread, although much marginal farmland has been abandoned. Wheat is the most widely grown crop, followed by potatoes and sugar beets.

The state's industries depend on the Rhine waterway and its extensions up the Main and Neckar. The Rhine-Main area, centered on Frankfurt am Main, Mainz, and Wiesbaden, is one of the great industrial regions of Germany. Kassel, Offenbach, Wiesbaden, and Darmstadt are other large manufacturing centers.

Hessen has a highly developed network of highways, and there are public and private bus services. The Rhine provides the chief waterway, and its economic importance cannot be overestimated. Frankfurt Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in Europe. Rail travel in Hessen is well developed and has international European links, aided in recent years by high-speed passenger service focusing on Frankfurt am Main.

The state's legislative body, the Landtag, elected by the people, in turn elects a Minister-President. The Minister-President appoints ministers with the consent of the Landtag (Parliament).

Bad Nauheim

Bad Nauheim belongs to the Frankfurt Metropolitan region.

As of 2012, Bad Nauheim has a population of 30,788. The town is approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Frankfurt am Main, on the east edge of the Taunus mountain range. It is a city devoted to health. Max Planck Institutions (Academy of Sciences) have their base here, among them the world renowned Kerkhoff Institute (Clinic) for heart, coronary and lung diseases.

Bad Nauheim is a world-famous resort, noted for its magnesium and salt springs, which are used to treat heart and nerve diseases. A Nauheim or "effervescent" bath, named after Bad Nauheim, is a type of spa bath through which carbon dioxide is bubbled. In the Bad Nauheim Bathhouse Row in the early 1900s Emperors and Kings were treated, during the heydays of hydrotherapy. Emperor William II, Chancellor Bismarck,  King Ibn Saud of Saudia were here, to name a few and enjoyed the Bad Nauheim privileges. The W.G. Kerckhoff Foundation, a charitable foundation and hospital for those with heart or coronary diseases, was founded in 1929 and its building occupies a central place next to the Kurpark.

In the 1958 to early 1960ies  the King of Pop, Elvis Presley did his military service in Bad Nauheim. A memorial that still today is visited by many admirers can be found near the Kurpark (recreation area).


Tourist Information City of Bad Nauheim

In den Kolonnaden 1

61231 Bad Nauheim

Tel.: +49 6032 92 992-0

Fax: +49 6032 92 992-7



Double click for video on Hesse

Some General Information on Hesse, Germany Germany
:: The Embassy in Berlin :: Honorary Consulate in Hessen Philippine Representation in Germany The Philippines Services / Requirements for Services / Fees in Detail Help Desk / Emergency Hotline (out of hours) web- Links Contact / Imprint Home Germany :: Recent Events