Rhine Main region
The Rhine Main region is one of the 11 metropolitan regions in Germany and is named after the two rivers Rhine and Main. It spans the three federal states of Hessen, Rhineland-Palatinate (Rhinehessen), and Bavaria (Lower Franconia). Although the metropolitan area has no clear-cut limits, its population is an estimated 5.5 million.
Due to its central and easily accessible location the Rhine Main area was an economically powerful region as early as industrial times in the 19th century. Frankfurt is the home of the headquarters of many renowned companies, e.g. the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The most important economic and political cities are Frankfurt am Main (banking metropolis), Wiesbaden (state capital of Hessen), Mainz (state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate), and Darmstadt (City of Science).
The following cities and sights in the Rhine Main region are definitely worth a visit:
Culture, e.g. museums, shopping paradise, night life
Small upland region with gorgeous landscape, old half-timbered houses
City in the Odenwald region with several historical buildings, beautiful Christmas market
Scenic wine-growing area, ideal for bike tours
UNESCO World Heritage Natural Sight – fossil excavation site, museum
Abbey of Lorsch („Kloster Lorsch“)
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage - historic abbey of the Benedictines
How to get around:
The student ID card of h_da is at the same time your ticket for public transportation. More information can be found here.