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.
It's not unusual to read negative headlines about Europe and the EU these days. But an initiative called Pulse of Europe is trying to counter euroscepticism and encourage people to stand up for the idea of a united Europe. It was founded in Frankfurt last year and organizes rallies every Sunday in cities not just here in Germany but also in other countries too. Gabriel Borrud reports from Cologne.
Bayern Munich have gone ten points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund both suffered defeat. There was a vital win for Darmstadt at the bottom, and Hoffenheim lost ground at the top.
The Wikileaks revelations aim to provide insight into alleged cyber espionage practices by the CIA. Hackers working for the US intelligence service are believed to have spied on targeted electronic devices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from the US consulate in Frankfurt.