Hofheim, Hesse

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Hofheim, Hesse
View of Hofheim
View of Hofheim
Coat of arms of Hofheim, Hesse
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Hofheim, Hesse   is located in Germany
Hofheim, Hesse
Hofheim, Hesse
Location of Hofheim, Hesse within Main-Taunus-Kreis district
Eppstein Kelkheim Bad Soden Liederbach am Taunus Schwalbach am Taunus Eschborn Sulzbach Hofheim Kriftel Hattersheim am Main Flörsheim Hochheim am Main Wiesbaden Offenbach (district) Frankfurt Hochtaunuskreis Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis Wiesbaden Groß-Gerau (district)Hofheim am Taunus in MTK.svg
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Coordinates: 50°05′0″N 08°27′0″E / 50.08333°N 8.45000°E / 50.08333; 8.45000Coordinates: 50°05′0″N 08°27′0″E / 50.08333°N 8.45000°E / 50.08333; 8.45000
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Taunus-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Gisela Stang (SPD)
Area
 • Total 57.38 km2 (22.15 sq mi)
Elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 39,517
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65719
Dialling codes 06192, 06122, 06198
Vehicle registration MTK
Website www.hofheim.de

Hofheim (officially known as Hofheim am Taunus ) is the administrative centre of Main-Taunus district, in the south of the German state of Hesse. Its population at the end of 2017 was 40,421.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The town is located on the south side of the Taunus hills, 17 km west of Frankfurt and 17 km east of both Wiesbaden and Mainz; Frankfurt Airport is 12 km to the south.

Hofheim is located in one of the fastest growing regions in Germany in terms of population and also in regard to economical productivity. Unemployment is the second lowest in the state of Hesse and one of the lowest in Germany.

It is mainly surrounded by forest and open country. As well as being the administrative centre of the district, Hofheim is the economic hub of the Main-Taunus-Kreis.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1262 as Hoveheim.

Town districts[edit]

The town's borough comprises the villages of Marxheim, Diedenbergen, Lorsbach, Langenhain (where the European Bahá'í House of Worship is located), Wallau and Wildsachsen.

Town partnerships[edit]

Hofheim is twinned with the following towns:[2]

Public transport[edit]

The city of Frankfurt is easily accessible by public transportation through overland trains and S-Bahn line S 2, stations in "Hofheim" and "Lorsbach" on the Main-Lahn Railway) and via the A66 motorway.

Education[edit]

Hofheim has secondary schools and several facilities for further education.

Leisure[edit]

Hofheim has numerous pubs and boasts one of the biggest swimming pools (the Rhein-Main Therme) in the Frankfurt metropolitan area. The pool is located at the northern area of the town.

Events[edit]

  • A highlight used to be the annual 'Waeldchestag' festival which was celebrated the week after Corpus Christi and was a local public holiday with schools being closed. The celebration involved traditional local customs. Due to several political and financial reasons the festival was abolished in 2014 and replaced with a smaller event, the "Altstadtfest" (old town fair), taking place in the core of the old town.
  • The Alois Kottmann Award for classical violin pieces in the canto-style is an international award bestowed following a competition during the International Days of Music Hesse Main-Taunus Hofheim which take place annually in May or June.
  • In 1988, the town hosted the 28th Hessentag state festival.

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