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.
Lufthansa's pilots keep striking, hurting the companies' finances. But what happens if other employees lose their jobs because of it? Lufthansa ground personnel jumped into the fray in Frankfurt on Wednesday but instead of striking with their cockpit colleagues, they demonstrated against the airline's striking pilots.
Dortmund fall at Frankfurt and slip to sixth, while strugglers Hamburg and Bremen draw in the North German derby. Gladbach are held by Hoffenheim and there are draws for Cologne and Augsburg and Ingolstadt and Wolfsburg.