Bieber, Offenbach

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Bieber
Stadtteil of Offenbach am Main
Aerial picture of Bieber from the west
Aerial picture of Bieber from the west
Coat of arms of Bieber
Coat of arms
Bieber  is located in Germany
Bieber
Bieber
Coordinates: 50°05′0″N 08°48′0″E / 50.08333°N 8.80000°E / 50.08333; 8.80000Coordinates: 50°05′0″N 08°48′0″E / 50.08333°N 8.80000°E / 50.08333; 8.80000
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Urban district
Town Offenbach am Main
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63073
Dialling codes 069
Bieberer Amulett
Historical half-timbered building

Bieber is a village of Hesse, Germany, with a total population of 14,761 as of 2004. Since 1938 it has been a Stadtteil of Offenbach am Main.

Geography[edit]

A small river, a tributary of the Rodau called Bieber flows through the village.

At the top of the hill Bieberer Berg (elevation 120 m above NHN) stands the soccer-stadium Sparda Bank Hessen Stadion, formerly the Stadion Bieberer Berg, home of the soccer team Kickers Offenbach.

History[edit]

The village's name is derived from the Celtic people. Bieber as such was first mentioned in 791 as Biberaha in a donation.

Into the 19th century, Bieber's population was Roman Catholic. Now there is the catholic parish St. Nikolaus and a Protestant parish.

In 1938, the former municipality Bieber was merged with Offenbach.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Bieber is part of the S-Bahn Rhein-Main-System with two S-Bahn stations: Offenbach-Bieber station is near the centre of the village and the other is in the borough of Bieber-Waldhof (3,500 Inhabitants in 2005).

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