Eschborn

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Eschborn
Coat of arms of Eschborn
Coat of arms
Eschborn   is located in Germany
Eschborn
Eschborn
Coordinates: 50°08′37″N 08°34′12″E / 50.14361°N 8.57000°E / 50.14361; 8.57000Coordinates: 50°08′37″N 08°34′12″E / 50.14361°N 8.57000°E / 50.14361; 8.57000
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Taunus-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor M. Geiger
Area
 • Total 12.14 km2 (4.69 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,731
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65760
Dialling codes 06196, 06173
Vehicle registration MTK
Website www.eschborn.de

Eschborn is a town in the Main-Taunus district, Hesse, Germany. It is part of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area and has a population of 20,789 (2009). Eschborn is home to numerous corporations due to its location in the central part of the Frankfurt urban area.

Landscape[edit]

Eschborn provides expansive views of the Taunus mountain ranges, especially the 'Altkönig' and behind it the 'Feldberg' up to elevations of around 880 m above sealevel. From Eschborn to the north there are numerous hiking and biking trails leading up to these green mountain zones. In winter, along and up those hills you will even find cross country skiing slopes as well as downhill sled runs used by large crowds of people, esp. on weekends. A famous stop there is the 'Fuchstanz' (<Dance of the Fox>) on the way to the top, where you can stop for drinks, coffee, snacks and even complete meals. Cars must stay parked outside on marked parking areas along the main access roads.

Architecture[edit]

Large areas of the town are still undeveloped and green expanses fuse in with several high-rises, with a brook passing by the Rathaus (Town Hall) and running close to the S-Bahn railway line, that joins the river Nidda (which in turn is a tributary of the River Main that flows through Frankfurt am Main). Among large corporations that have chosen Eschborn, the high-rises of Deutsche Bank, Vodafone (formerly Arcor), T Systems, Ernst & Young are unmissable. The street housing the Deutsche Bank offices is named Alfred-Herrhausen-Allee, after Alfred Herrhausen, Chairman of Deutsche Bank who was killed on 30 November 1989 by the RAF (Red Army Faction, the Baader-Meinhof Group, a former German left wing terrorist organisation) assailants near his home in Bad Homburg (another Frankfurt suburb).

"Bürostadt Eschborn" Office district of Eschborn seen from a Lufthansa B737.

Most of "old" Eschborn is actually on the street Hauptstraße near the Eschborn S-Bahn station, including the Rathaus (Town Hall) and some old churches. The FC Eschborn soccer team, established in 1930, plays for the Oberliga Hessen (IV). The former village of Niederhöchstadt (now part of Eschborn, with a different phone area code, same as the northern neighbour community of Kronberg) and Schwalbach to the West are particularly green stretches with some pretty houses and nice walks and hills, before you head further north towards Kronberg, in the foothills of the Taunus mountains.

Public transport[edit]

The S-Bahn train station Eschborn Süd (south) happens to be the last stop on the route still falling under the Zone 50 which covers Frankfurt (excluding suburbs), and hence means a lot to employees who can commute using the same monthly pass. Two S-Bahn lines (S 3 and S4) operate to Eschborn. They both connect to Frankfurt Central Station.

Schools[edit]

Eschborn has 4 Schools

  • Hartmutschule (Elementary)
  • Süd-West-Schule (Elementary)
  • Westerbach-Schule (Elementary), in Niederhöchstadt
  • Heinrich-von-Kleist-Schule High School

Economy and Business[edit]

Following Government offices are located in Eschborn:

Many common companies have headquarters or branches located in Eschborn. Other Companies with branches in Eschborn are: Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young, Conti and Vodafone .

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