Hesse (/ˈhɛsə/) or Hessia (German: Hessen [ˈhɛsn̩], Hessian dialect: Hesse [ˈhɛzə]) is a federal state (Land) of the Federal Republic of Germany, with just over six million inhabitants. The state capital is Wiesbaden; the largest city is Frankfurt am Main. Until the unification of Germany, the territory of Hesse was occupied by the Grand Duchy of Hesse, the Duchy of Nassau, the free city of Frankfurt and the Electorate of Hesse, known also as Hesse-Cassel. Due to divisions after World War II, the modern federal state does not cover the entire cultural region of Hesse, which includes both the State of Hesse and the area known as Rhenish Hesse (Rheinhessen) in the neighbouring state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
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Really beautiful park containing everything we expect from a park. A waterbody, rose garden, osm building, tourist information center, a museum, the Hercules monument and much more. Very good connectivity to the local transport. The one visiting the region, must visit the park.
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An excellent place to visit especially on a rainy day when you need something to do with children. Many hands on exhibits explore aspects of math and science.
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Considered the city's finest art museum, the Städel holds a fantastic collection of works from the 14th century through the present day.
We were there for the Reubens exhibit, which was fantastic. But we also ended up spending a lot of time in the main collection on the second floor, especially the Impressionism and post-Impressionism collections, which had a good collection of German artists from those movements.
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Bad Homburg is the home of one of Germany's largest and most beautiful spa parks. It is listed as a site of historic interest: Because the founder of Bad Homburgs famous casino, François Blanc, created something very special and therefore commissioned Peter Joseph Lenné, the Royal Prussian Garden Director-General to landscape the park. Because it has been tended for more than 150 years it stayed almost original. It is the only park outside the Berlin and Potsdam area that was designed by Lenné that is still largely in its original state.
The Kurpark covers an area of nearly 40 hectares and is designed as an English landscape park, with spacious lawns and solitary trees, dense groups of bushes, avenues, curving paths, and a small lake.
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Worth a look when in town. Impressive externally and pretty good internally. Have seen better churches elsewhere but still worth a look.
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Darmstadt is renowned for Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) and particularly the artist Exhibitions that took place around 1901. There's no better place to learn about this history than at the Mathildenhöhe. The five-fingered Hochzeitsturm (wedding tower) is iconic and that plus the Russian Chapel make great photos.
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I just loved this trip, I'm not a cable car lover, but this didn't feel at all scary or too high. The cars are open and almost bucket like shaped. The views were amazing and it was such a lovely relaxing journey up to the monument.
Probably ot worth it if the weather is poor though, we were lucky and had great weather, so the views of the Rhine were amazing. 8€ for a return journey was excellent value.
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This cable car ride provides visitors with a picturesque view of the town of Wiesbaden.
Opened in 1888, the Neroberg Mountain Railway, one of the few funiculars with water propulsion and a true engineering accomplishment, gave us a wonderful experience. Though the ride was of about 4 minutes, the ingenious technique still enthuses the passengers today, as it had done in the former times. Taking us to 245 meters above sea level it provided an amazing view of the Panorama of Wiesbaden and the surroundings. One of the city's most popular leisure-time destinations, the two carriages, about 50 passengers in each, have moved up and down the Neroberg Mountain at 7.3 kilometers per hour. It transports its passengers, estimated 300,000 per year, up and down every 15 minutes. It is the oldest water ballast-driven cog-and-rack railway in Germany. A trip on it made us forget today´s hectic pace. It is like a journey into the past. The kids loved the short trip. Snacks are available at the top. At the time of our visit, wedding celebrations were going on thus providing a romantic relaxation for the participants.
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104 buildings recreate German life throughout the centuries.
This museum attempts to tell the history of Hesse. It mainly aims to achieve this by preserving old buildings from the various parts of the state which have been brought here and reassembled, then inside these buildings, various stories are being told. One could discuss if certain not so cheerful chapters of 20th-century German history need to be addressed, or addressed differently, but nonetheless, it's a very educational family experience.
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I came here for 1 thing only.....to walk across the Dam made famous by the dambuster's, and what a walk, just drove down from waldeck castle along the road with limited parking you can drive further down and around the other side to the town but i was lucky to get a spot on waldeck side....one tower was being repaired, but that doesn't take away what happened here and why so important to breach the dam, loved walking across stopping now and again to enjoy the view, great to see its free of charge and re-built back up, there is somewhere you can eat on other side and some shops also you can take a boat cruise across Edersee but time was getting on when we where there, i would of loved to walk down the large flight of steps to bottom but the gates was padlocked, only an hour earlier i was in Waldeck castle looking down now i'm on the Dam looking up, ok nothing about to say the Dam was breached by the british but as i said i just wanted to see and walk across 1 of the dams, great views and fabulous to see, fabulous place........
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