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.
Bayern Munich wrapped up their ninth straight Bundesliga title but Marco Reus "couldn't care less." His Borussia Dortmund side now have their Champions League hopes in their own hands after leapfrogging Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Champions League hopes suffered a jolt at Borussia Mönchengladbach, who have turned the corner under Marco Rose. For Gladbach’s next coach Adi Hütter, it was a miserable trip to his next home.
Teenage sensation Jamal Musiala scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Wolfsburg to go seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund have a glimmer of hope after a big win on Sunday.
Wolfsburg overcame the heartache of their recent Champions League exit with victory over rivals Bayern Munich in the German Cup semifinal. Only Eintracht Frankfurt stand between Wolfsburg and a seventh straight cup.
SC Sand are sinking ever closer to relegation, Eintracht Frankfurt are falling short of expectations and the debate around sexism continues. But there's more positive news for Chelsea and England's Women's Super League.
It was largely business as usual in the Bundesliga in mid March. Wolfsburg and Frankfurt keep pushing for a Champions League spot, something Borussia Dortmund increasingly look like missing out on.
Borussia Dortmund saw off Hertha Berlin and kept the heat on Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the top four. Dortmund made it look easier than it was – a sign of progress for the Black and Yellows.