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.
A searing heat wave has been spreading across Europe, with Germany, France and Belgium experiencing extreme temperatures. In Germany, temperatures were expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius during the week, topping the country's previous June record of 38.2 degrees Celsius, set in Frankfurt in 1947. Keith Walker speaks with DW correspondent in Berlin, Thomas Sparrow.
There can be a fine line between glory and despair in football. On Thursday night in West London, Germany's last team standing in Europe this season, Eintracht Frankfurt, discovered just how fine that line can be.
They never ran out of gas, but Eintracht Frankfurt finally reached the end of the road in London on Thursday night. The German side came so close to the Europa League final, but finally fell to Chelsea on penalties.