Hesse is a federal state with just over six million inhabitants. The state capital is Wiesbaden; the largest city is Frankfurt am Main.
Frankfurt is home to the European Central Bank (ECB), the German Bundesbank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Frankfurt Airport is by far the largest airport in Germany . Hesse's main economic fields are the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Still Hesse is the greenest state in Germany; forest covers 42% of it. This page collates recent DW content on the state of Hesse.
Bernd and Hilla Becher used to be Germany's most recognized artists. Their images of industrial complexes shook up the art world. Their students knew they had big shoes to fill; their works are now on show in Frankfurt.
Bernd and Hilla Becher were pioneers in the art of photography and even started their own school. Their students have become some of the most recognized photographers in the world. A Frankfurt exhibition explains why.
Eintracht Frankfurt have booked their place in the final of the German Cup after a penalty shootout win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Frankfurt will face Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund in the May 27 showpiece.
A stirring second half comeback from Frankfurt denied Werder Bremen a seventh win in eight matches and kept the Eagles above their opponents. Marco Fabian's penalty sealed the point for Frankfurt in a 2-2 draw.