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.
The cousin of a South Korean woman who died during an attempted exorcism in a Frankfurt hotel has been given a six-year jail sentence. Four other relatives, including the victim's teen son, recieved suspended sentences.
General Motors' CEO is on a charm offensive today, visiting the headquarters of its Opel brand near Frankfurt. She's looking to convince German authorities that selling Opel will be positive for the country and its workers. But critics say potential buyer, France's Peugeot, would be forced overhaul the company - something which has the Germans nervous.
Two late goals ensured Bayern Munich were Saturday's big winners, with all their rivals slipping up. Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock loss to lowly Darmstadt while RB Leipzig and Frankfurt also fell to defeats.
Third tier Lotte scored twice to knock out 1860, while Schalke turned on the style away to Sandhausen. Borussia Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin on penalties and Eintracht Frankfurt edged out Hannover in a dramatic finale.