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.
Existing quotas for women will not help ensure the "survival" of Germany's once mainstream parties, says Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her conservative women's caucus has just marked its 70th anniversary in Frankfurt.
Two seasons ago, Wolfsburg beat Manchester United and Real Madrid in the Champions League, but now the Wolves are in another battle to preserve their Bundesliga status. With two games remaining, the club is in turmoil.
Cologne have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the sixth time in their history after a 3-2 defeat away at SC Freiburg. Elsewhere, Hamburg beat Wolfsburg to move them within two points of a miraculous escape.