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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.
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger has announced his retirement at the age of 29. The Austrian won the Europa League last season, but had to cut ties with a questionable business partner in recent weeks.
After 42 years of waiting, Eintracht Frankfurt are continental champions again after a long, hot night in Seville. Around 40,000 ticketless Frankfurt fans made the journey on a night when a new Eintracht was born.
Eintracht Frankfurt crowned a spectacular Europa League campaign by beating Rangers on penalties in the final in Seville. Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was the hero with vital saves in extra time and in the shootout.
Frankfurt lead their Europa League semifinal following an absorbing first leg in London. The German club continue to show their best form in Europe as they beat West Ham to hold the advantage ahead of the return leg.