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 2006 was 41,737. The town was first mentioned in 1262 as Hoveheim.
Hofheim has numerous pubs, as well as secondary schools and several facilities for further education. The town also boasts one of the biggest swimming pools (the Rhine-Main Therme) in the Frankfurt metropolitan area; the pool is located on the northern outskirts of the town. 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.
A highlight is the annual 'Waeldchestag' festival which is celebrated the week after Corpus Christi and is a local public holiday with schools being closed from 11 am onwards. The celebration involves traditional local customs.
Frankfurt is easily accessible by public transport (overland trains and S-Bahnline S 2, stations in "Hofheim" and "Lorsbach" on the Main-Lahn Railway) and via the A66 motorway. 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. 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.