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GOOD REASONS FOR HESSEN

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THE INTERNATIONAL LOCATION IN THE CENTER OF EUROPE

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Hesse’s

Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport Urban and Regional Development

There are regions behind the times. And there is Nordhessen.

www.frm-united.com *Central Hessian Special Expertise: Creating Added Value for Central Hesse Ordered today, delivered tomorrow! Germany’s top logistics hub provides great benefits for global players.

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Philipps University Marburg, Giessen-Friedberg University of Applied Sciences – Three Central Hessian universities and Germany’s highest density of university students. The Region of Central Hesse: Hesse’s No. 1 Industrial Location! Functional cooperation of business and higher education: 53% of Hesse’s licensed patents come from the Region of Central Hesse.

Visions, ideas and dreams come in different sizes, but putting them into practice is great in any case. To promote your success FrankfurtRhineMain offers a first-rate infrastructure right in the heart of Europe. Whether it’s road, rail, water, air or state of the art data highway – our means of transportation in FrankfurtRhineMain are as diverse as your objectives may be, but they share one destination: your success.

Delivery within one night, satisfy customers on time. Nordhessen is the fast track!

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Discover our unique ways to make your visions come true.

GOOD REASONS FOR HESSEN

Campus*

THE INTERNATIONAL LOCATION IN THE CENTER OF EUROPE

consell.de

Hesse’s

Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport Urban and Regional Development

There are regions behind the times. And there is Nordhessen.

www.frm-united.com *Central Hessian Special Expertise: Creating Added Value for Central Hesse Ordered today, delivered tomorrow! Germany’s top logistics hub provides great benefits for global players.

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Philipps University Marburg, Giessen-Friedberg University of Applied Sciences – Three Central Hessian universities and Germany’s highest density of university students. The Region of Central Hesse: Hesse’s No. 1 Industrial Location! Functional cooperation of business and higher education: 53% of Hesse’s licensed patents come from the Region of Central Hesse.

Visions, ideas and dreams come in different sizes, but putting them into practice is great in any case. To promote your success FrankfurtRhineMain offers a first-rate infrastructure right in the heart of Europe. Whether it’s road, rail, water, air or state of the art data highway – our means of transportation in FrankfurtRhineMain are as diverse as your objectives may be, but they share one destination: your success.

Delivery within one night, satisfy customers on time. Nordhessen is the fast track!

www.regionnordhessen.de

Discover how to make the most of your business. Join the network of FrankfurtRhineMain.

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Europa Europe European Union Stockholm

Germany Moscow

Hessen London

Berlin Warsaw

Paris

Frankfurt

Budapest

HESSEN – GERMANY‘S MOST INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REGION

economic heart beats in the Rhine Main area, where over 70 percent of

· State Capital Wiesbaden · 21.115 km² Area · 40,1% of surface area is forest area · 3 government districts – Darmstadt, Giessen and Kassel · 26 independent cities and counties · 426 townships · 6.069.386 inhabitants · 287 inhabitants per km² · 670.000 inhabitants in Hessen’s largest city, Frankfurt am Main · 221 billion Euros gross domestic product · 36.380 Euros per-capita GDP · 3.128.000 employed persons

gross value creation is generated. The service sector constitutes the majo-

Messe Frankfurt

Hessen assumes a central position in Germany and Europe, both geographically and economically. It has the strongest economy of and the highest labor productivity making it the leading German federal state with a gross

Madrid

GOOD NEIGHBORS!

Rome

Central location for successful business relationships

SUMMARY OF ECONOMIC DATA

domestic product by workforce number of around 70,600 Euros. Hessen’s

nomic region, with a high quality of life. People from more than 190 nations

· 578.000 m² area, third largest trade fair ground in the world · 102 trade fairs worldwide · 2,56 million exhibition visitors · 67.400 exhibitors

contribute to its cultural variety, cosmopolitan outlook, and vibrant day to

Cargo Airport Frankfurt

rity of this with over 75 percent. As a hub for transportation, a convention location, and a financial center, Frankfurt is one of the top ten leading economic regions worldwide. Hessen is also a leading international eco-

The State of Hessen has made optimal use of its cen-

Frankfurt Airport is the only major airport with a long

The largest airport and the most frequented railroad

tral location in the middle of Germany, and has built

distance train station providing direct connections

station in continental Europe – seamlessly integrated

up a transportation infrastructure that is unparalleled

to the Intercity Express high-speed rail system and

air and rail connections - a central location at the

in Europe.

the European Rapid Rail Transport system. Located in

crossroads of the most important Autobahn connec-

· 485.783 aircraft movements · 53.472.915 passengers · 2.133.302 tons of cargo

Europe’s many strategic advantages start with

the immediate vicinity of the airport is the crossroads

tions in Germany: convincing reasons to choose the

Hessen is bordered by:

Frankfurt Airport. With about 2 million tons of cargo

for all trans-European north-south and east-west

business location Hessen.

and 53.5 million passengers a year, it is one of the

connections: the Autobahn interchange Frankfurt –

world’s leading intermodal transportation hubs,

Germany’s most traveled stretch of the Autobahn.

located directly in the middle of Europe with excellent

Just as impressive are the statistics regarding

connections worldwide. Every important destination

Frankfurt’s main railroad station. With 350,000

can be reached multiple times per day: over 317 flight

passengers per day, it is the largest train station on

destinations in 105 countries, 4,600 direct global

the continent with the highest number of passengers.

connections a week, and a hub for 130 airlines. These

From here, the Intercity Express trains can reach

numbers result in Germany’s largest airport being

most economic centers in Germany and Europe within

ranked in the top ten most important global airports

just a few hours.

day living and shared activities in education, at work and at play.

· Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia

Sources: Hessian State Office of Statistics Federal Labor Office Deutsche Bundesbank Messe Frankfurt Fraport AG Current as of 2008

for freight turnover and passenger flights.

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Europa Europe European Union Stockholm

Germany Moscow

Hessen London

Berlin Warsaw

Paris

Frankfurt

Budapest

HESSEN – GERMANY‘S MOST INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REGION

economic heart beats in the Rhine Main area, where over 70 percent of

· State Capital Wiesbaden · 21.115 km² Area · 40,1% of surface area is forest area · 3 government districts – Darmstadt, Giessen and Kassel · 26 independent cities and counties · 426 townships · 6.069.386 inhabitants · 287 inhabitants per km² · 670.000 inhabitants in Hessen’s largest city, Frankfurt am Main · 221 billion Euros gross domestic product · 36.380 Euros per-capita GDP · 3.128.000 employed persons

gross value creation is generated. The service sector constitutes the majo-

Messe Frankfurt

Hessen assumes a central position in Germany and Europe, both geographically and economically. It has the strongest economy of and the highest labor productivity making it the leading German federal state with a gross

Madrid

GOOD NEIGHBORS!

Rome

Central location for successful business relationships

SUMMARY OF ECONOMIC DATA

domestic product by workforce number of around 70,600 Euros. Hessen’s

nomic region, with a high quality of life. People from more than 190 nations

· 578.000 m² area, third largest trade fair ground in the world · 102 trade fairs worldwide · 2,56 million exhibition visitors · 67.400 exhibitors

contribute to its cultural variety, cosmopolitan outlook, and vibrant day to

Cargo Airport Frankfurt

rity of this with over 75 percent. As a hub for transportation, a convention location, and a financial center, Frankfurt is one of the top ten leading economic regions worldwide. Hessen is also a leading international eco-

The State of Hessen has made optimal use of its cen-

Frankfurt Airport is the only major airport with a long

The largest airport and the most frequented railroad

tral location in the middle of Germany, and has built

distance train station providing direct connections

station in continental Europe – seamlessly integrated

up a transportation infrastructure that is unparalleled

to the Intercity Express high-speed rail system and

air and rail connections - a central location at the

in Europe.

the European Rapid Rail Transport system. Located in

crossroads of the most important Autobahn connec-

· 485.783 aircraft movements · 53.472.915 passengers · 2.133.302 tons of cargo

Europe’s many strategic advantages start with

the immediate vicinity of the airport is the crossroads

tions in Germany: convincing reasons to choose the

Hessen is bordered by:

Frankfurt Airport. With about 2 million tons of cargo

for all trans-European north-south and east-west

business location Hessen.

and 53.5 million passengers a year, it is one of the

connections: the Autobahn interchange Frankfurt –

world’s leading intermodal transportation hubs,

Germany’s most traveled stretch of the Autobahn.

located directly in the middle of Europe with excellent

Just as impressive are the statistics regarding

connections worldwide. Every important destination

Frankfurt’s main railroad station. With 350,000

can be reached multiple times per day: over 317 flight

passengers per day, it is the largest train station on

destinations in 105 countries, 4,600 direct global

the continent with the highest number of passengers.

connections a week, and a hub for 130 airlines. These

From here, the Intercity Express trains can reach

numbers result in Germany’s largest airport being

most economic centers in Germany and Europe within

ranked in the top ten most important global airports

just a few hours.

day living and shared activities in education, at work and at play.

· Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia

Sources: Hessian State Office of Statistics Federal Labor Office Deutsche Bundesbank Messe Frankfurt Fraport AG Current as of 2008

for freight turnover and passenger flights.

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CONTENTS 1

INTERNATIONAL & AT HOME ................

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ECONOMIC STRUCTURE & BUSINESS SPECIALTIES .........................

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RESEARCH & EDUCATION ......................

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TRADE FAIRS & CONVENTIONS ..............

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CULTURE & QUALITY OF LIFE .................

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PRO-BUSINESS-SERVICE ........................

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WELCOME In Hessen, the state in the heart of Germany, cosmopolitanism, culture and innovative strength come together. Many paths converge here, making Hessen one of the strongest regions in Europe and a dynamic center for science, research, and progressive economics, where more than six million people live and work. The Rhine Main area is a magnet for domestic and foreign investors, who are attracted to the region’s advantageous economic prospects and conditions. Approximately 300 banks or their representatives are headquartered in the financial and trading center Frankfurt am Main, Hessen’s largest city. The German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and the European Central Bank are also located here, as is the German Stock Exchange (Deutsche Börse). Hessen is located in the center of the European markets, which have enormous economic potential with a population of 500 million inhabitants and a gross domestic product of 1,533.5 billion Euros. The largest foreign investors are the Netherlands,

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the USA, Switzerland, and Luxembourg making up almost 60 percent of the economic strength of the region. Hessen is the number 1 location for more than 2,000 foreign companies, among them global players from China, Japan, Korea, India and the USA.

Sleeping Beauty’s castle Sababurg

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Frankfurt Old Opera – Alte Oper Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport

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Frankfurt International Airport – take off to the world: more than 300 destinations in more than 100 countries are serviced by flight from this central logistical hub. Global connections are excellent: 130 airlines offer 4,600 weekly direct connections around the globe, including 600 flights to Eastern Europe, 350 to North American and 250 to the Far East. Variety also shapes Hessen’s cultural landscape. The four sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List bear witness to this, as do renowned state theaters, over 300 museums, and historical gardens worth visiting. A particular highlight is the documenta – the most important contemporary art exhibit in the world – which takes place every fi ve years in Kassel. For a small operation or a major enterprise, a corporate headquarters or a subsidiary – hardly any other German state is more popular or more desirable than Hessen. No wonder! Companies in Hessen have more profi t-creating advantages than other regions in Germany. This brochure is designed to tell you about the main factors. Journey with us through the multifaceted land of Hessen and get to know its unique qualities. Welcome to Hessen!

“Inverted Collar and Tie“ – Skyscrapers in the fi nancial center

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“Man walking to the sky“– documenta Kassel

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German Stock Exchange – Deutsche Börse

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01 INTERNATIONAL & AT HOME Arrival at Frankfurt Airport

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INTERNATIONAL & AT HOME

THE WORLD’S MEETING POINT People who visit or live in Hessen feel at home with

The financial and trading center of Frankfurt is the best

its thriving international communities. In addition to

proof of Hessen‘s global business connections.

more than 224,000 citizens from the largest foreign

More than 300 banks from more than 50 countries are

population groups USA, China, India, Japan and Korea,

represented here, in one of Europe‘s leading financial

people from over 190 nations feel at home in Hessen

centers, where the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Euro-

and make the state one of the most multifaceted places

pean Central Bank make their homes. And the German

for exchange and cooperation – economically, socially

Stock Exchange ensures that the service center Frank-

and culturally. Thus, the character of Hessen has long

furt ranks among the leading stock exchange locations in

been marked by welcoming others with open arms, by

the world.

helpfulness and friendliness.

Whether due to its economic significance or its excellent

The Hessians are famous for their hospitality and

international infrastructure, whether due to the world’s

make it easy for new arrivals to get in touch with

largest commodity futures exchange or the world-re-

neighbors and find their own place in the community.

nowned trade fairs – for many countries and companies,

All indications point toward Hessen being designated

Hessen is an outstanding gateway to Germany and Europe.

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“Germany‘s most international economic region“.

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Dr. Stefan Schulte, Chief Executive Officer of Fraport AG

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“Fraport, one of the world’s leading airport corporations, successfully owns and operates the international air traffic hub Frankfurt Airport with an eye towards the future. The airport creates opportunities for the Frankfurt/Rhine Main region, the State of Hessen as well as the entire Federal Republic of Germany through its wide range of international fl ight connections and its continued development as Airport City, providing a global exchange of expertise, cultures, and goods. By expanding its capacity, Frankfurt Airport will continue to be an important future economic factor and job engine for the development of the region, of Hessen, and beyond.”

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DID YOU KNOW …

· that Hessen is one of the most attractive locations in Germany for international investors? Foreign direct investment in Hessen increased to 84.6 billion Euros in 2008. · that the twelve largest foreign employers, among them GM/Opel, Sanofi -Aventis, Procter & Gamble, and Ferrero, employ around 64,000 workers in Hessen? · that Hessen is the leading location for international communities? A dense network of communities from abroad exists here, with international schools and kindergartens, clubs, restaurants, and shops.

HESSEN UNITES NATIONS Hessen is also an attractive location for international

and their encompassing business and leisure activi-

investors and their staff and families. They are welcome ties providing both economic exchanges and cultural as guests and really feel at home, because Hessen is

enrichment for daily life. Hessen offers a wide choice of

truly international. Events such as the Newcomers

international elementary and higher education schools.

Festival, geared towards new arrivals and international

In addition to the Chinese, French, Greek, Japanese, and

employers and communities located in Hessen, offers

Korean schools, the state is also home to more than 20

them support in feeling at home in their new environs.

international kindergartens.

The numerous international companies and their staff

Suitable school facilities rank very highly among the

and families attest to its global flair, as does the high

priorities of foreign companies and their staff members.

attractiveness of Hessen as a travel destination. In

In addition to the excellent transportation connections,

comparison to other German states, Hessen has a

Hessen has a close-knit network of foreign trade asso-

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higher than average proportion of international guests - ciations, embassies, consulates, business associations, almost fi ve million overnight stays per year, and rising.

cultural institutes, clubs, restaurants and shops. All of

Hessen is the world’s meeting place with its major trade these make it easy for the many communities in Hessen partners France, the USA and other EU countries plus

to feel at home.

the large Japanese, Korean and Chinese communities

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Dr. Martin Viessmann, Chairman & CEO, Viessmann plants at Allendorf (Eder)

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“Northern Hessen, located in the heart of Europe, can count many advantages in the international competition of economic regions. Among these are a broad mix of businesses and industries, an excellent scientific landscape, well trained experts, intact natural surroundings as well as rich cultural and tourist offerings. As an internationally active family firm, Viessmann is firmly anchored in this region with its headquarters in the north Hessian Ederberg Region, and has always professed its belief in the area. This is currently demonstrated by “Efficiency Plus”, our sustainability project for climate protection, resource efficiency and location safeguarding, where we have invested 220 million Euros.”

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LIVING PARTNERSHIPS The State of Hessen and its partner regions inside and

Economically, the focal point of the partnerships is

outside of Europe have been united since 1976 by ac-

the regular exchange of information at the administra-

tive partnerships shaped by the desire to promote eco-

tive level as well as multiple collaborations between

nomic, research, education, and cultural exchanges.

companies in varying sectors. In order to more effectively coordinate their joint interests in regards

The State of Hessen maintains partnerships in Europe

to the European Commission in Brussels, the European

with the following regions:

representatives of Hessen and Aquitaine as well as

路 Emilia-Romagna (Italy; since July 1992)

Emilia-Romagna and Wielkopolska are housed under

路 Aquitaine (France; since November 1995)

one roof. This is a model of regional cooperation that

路 Jaroslawl (Russian Federation; since October 1991)

has received particular interest in Brussels. In this

路 Wielkopolska (Poland; since December 2000)

manner the regions demonstrate their partnerships to the outside world.

Since 1976 Hessen and the State of Wisconsin are linked in a sisterhood-relationship. It was the first

The State of Hessen maintains cooperation offices

regional cooperation between a federal state in

in Jaroslawl, Posen, and Bordeaux, which provide

Germany and a state in the USA. What once started

valuable assistance for the generation of contacts and

with student exchange-programs has been expanded

the evaluation and implementation of joint projects.

into various fields of economic cooperation: technology

Hessen is connected with Emilia-Romagna and Wis-

transfer, venture capital, business networking.

consin by close collaborations of schools, universities,

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and technical colleges as well as district and city partnerships.

HESSIAN PARTNER REGIONS ON THE INTERNET Aquitaine:

hessen-aquitaine.de hessen.aquitaine.fr

Wielkopolska:

hessen-polen.de hesja-polska.pl

Jaroslawl:

hessen-russland.de

Emilia-Romagna:

regione.emilia-romagna.it

Wisconsin:

wisconsin.hessen.de wisconsin.gov

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02 ECONOMIC STRUCTURE & BUSINESS EXPERTISE

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ECONOMIC STRUCTURE & BUSINESS EXPERTISE

FUTURE-ORIENTED Hessen has reached top positions in many fields, especially

countries near and far. The export quota of the manuf-

in business dynamics. No other territorial state has had

acturing industry surpasses the national average at 45

a higher domestic product by workforce number over the

percent. In 2008 alone, the Hessian economy exported

last quarter century. In 2008 it equaled 70,600 Euros –

goods valued at 51.4 billion Euros – an increase of 4.6

more than 14 percent higher than the national average.

percent over the previous year.

Hessen is not only ahead in terms of labor productivity, but also in job numbers compared to many other regions, with

Hessen is unmistakably international. One important

a significantly lower unemployment rate than elsewhere.

indicator for instance is the amount of foreign direct

Only reaching 7.4 percent in 2008 in Hessen, it equaled 8.7

investment of over 84 billion Euros – making up more than

percent in Germany as a whole for the same period. The

18 percent of the total amount in Germany. Why do major

manufacturing sector provides 702,000 jobs, the service

foreign companies value Hessen so much? For one thing,

sector 2.4 million.

they benefi t from the state’s central location and superb infrastructure. The Frankfurt Airport and main railway

The manufacturing and services sectors cover ten major

station are among the continent’s most important junc-

established and innovative segments that contribute to the

tions for one thing. Flight routes and railway lines meet is

region’s economic strength. Logistics, automotive and en-

one reason for investing combined with enthusiasm for

ergy engineering dominate the economic scene in northern

research and entrepreneurialism. Clusters of expertise

Hessen, while biotech, optics and medical engineering are

and industry networks have emerged across the state

especially prominent and successful in central Hessen. The

generating new innovations and synergies. Representa-

automobile industry, financial services and chemicals, along

tives from science and business, institutes and compa-

with information and communications, are the bedrock of

nies engage in the lively exchange of information. Their

southern Hessen’s business landscape. Firmly rooted in

goal is put: “Hessen in the forefront”.

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Hessen’s three regions, these industry sectors reach other

DID YOU KNOW …

· that Hessen is one of the most important investment locations for foreign enterprise in Germany? More than 950 US-American, over 250 Indian and 300 Chinese companies have their headquarters here. More than 200 companies are each represented from both Japan and Korea. · that Hessen is the site of numerous missions and representative offices of international countries and regions? · that major foreign companies are located in Hessen: ABB, Amazon, Dunlop, General Motors, Ferrero, Nestlé, Nikon, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi -Aventis etc.

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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

The automotive industry is one of the key industries in Hessen,

“The Rhine Main area is very important for us. As a matter of

with around 50,000 employees. One of its flagship companies

fact, the region often comes up in connection with Opel in Rüs-

is Opel in Rüsselsheim, whose production facilities are among

selsheim. But the fact is often overlooked that the entire Frank-

the most modern in the world and manufacture up to 270,000 au- furt region has been deeply shaped by the automotive industry. tomobiles a year. The Kassel region is home to Volkswagen and

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Rhine Main has become one of the hearts of the industry.”

Daimler plants as well as the VW corporation’s spare parts and

Alain Visser, Managing Director, Opel and Chief Marketing Officer of General

logistics center. Numerous supply companies are also located

Motors Europe

in Hessen, such as Continental, Veritas or Bosch. Their international orientation is particularly notable. The export quota of the Hessian automotive industry amounts to 55 percent. The Rhine Main area’s central location draws foreign automotive manufacturers in particular. Companies such as Ferrari or Seat have established their German headquarters here. Asia is also strongly represented: numerous companies from the Far East maintain distribution and logistics centers or their own research and development centers in Hessen. The on-site automotive companies invest large sums every year in research and development. The reputations of Opel’s International Technical

LEADING COMPANIES OF HESSEN’S AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Development Center and General Motors’ European Design Cen-

· Opel

· Seat

· Chevrolet

ter stand out in particular, both headquartered in Rüsselsheim.

· Volkswagen

· Skoda

· Land Rover

· Daimler

· Jaguar

· Maserati

· Hyundai

· Ferrari

· Kia Motors

· Fiat

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BIOTECH & NANOTECH

Hessen has a first rate reputation as a location for biotech

“Core competency developed over time in on-site operations,

companies: numerous research institutes, universities and

the availability of a highly qualified workforce, and the efficient

privately-run educational facilities provide the approximately

regional infrastructure are among the significant reasons Sanofi-

250 Hessian biotech companies with an optimal environment

Aventis not only operates one of the world’s largest and most

for the development of new technologies and products. At

modern facilities for the biotechnical manufacture of insulin in

the Behringwerke site in Marburg, multiple companies from

Frankfurt-Höchst, but has also expedited the expansion of the

the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical sectors have set

associated value chain.”

up shop. Among them is the Swiss company Novartis with

Dr. Martin Siewert, Management Board Chairman for Sanofi -Aventis

its vaccine and diagnostics divisions, which constructed the

Deutschland GmbH

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world’s first fabrication facilities for flu vaccines from cell cultures here. In addition, numerous “big players” in the industry have settled in Hessen: Fresenius has established its company headquarters in Bad Homburg, Merck in Darmstadt and Stada in Bad Vilbel. The collaboration between business and science is supported by the Frankfurt Innovation Center for Biotechnology (FIZ - Frankfurter Innovationszentrum für Biotechnologie).

LEADING COMPANIES OF HESSEN’S BIOTECH & NANOTECH INDUSTRIES

Approximately 70 working groups are active in the nano-

· Sanofi-Aventis

· Heraeus

· CSL Behring

science and nanotechnology sector. They have been paving

· Novartis

· Stada

· Merck

the way both for global companies such as Evonik and Heraeus

· Evonik

· Fresenius

· Brain

and for young research firms. Nanotechnology is the core business of over 120 companies in Hessen, and is a subject of great relevance for an additional 300 enterprises in related fields.

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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

The chemical industry employs more than 57,000 people, making “We are at home in the global markets, but our actual home is it one of the most important Hessian business sectors. Global

Hessen. The state provides us with a superb infrastructure and

companies such as Merck, Sanofi-Aventis and Clariant are at

an open-minded environment. We employ a workforce of more

home here. The chemical industry is also international in ano-

than 4,200 at our Hessian sites. These sites will continue to

ther manner: its export quota amounts to around 62 percent.

profit from our international growth in the future.”

The largest chemical site is to the west of Frankfurt: around

Dr. Ulf M. Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Fresenius SE

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More than 90 of the approximately 200 Hessian companies are domiciled here, from the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, crop protection and nutritional additive sectors. An additional important role is played by the Darmstadt site, with around 12,000 employees. A large part of industry revenue is constituted by chemical raw materials needed in other branches but also by the chemical industry itself. In addition, coating agents and adhesives are an important factor. But by far the most important focal point are pharmaceutical products: around half of the industry’s total revenues are accounted for by companies manufacturing remedies and medication.

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LEADING COMPANIES OF HESSEN’S CHEMICAL INDUSTRY · Sanofi-Aventis

· DuPont

· Novartis

· Procter & Gamble · Fresenius

· Lilly

· Clariant

· Abbott

· Stada

· Merck

· Celanese

· Bayer Crop Science

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AVIATION AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Individuals and companies from Hessen have been earning

“As a successful company in aviation and space technology,

acclaim for their pioneering achievements in the field of

VEGA Deutschland has been firmly rooted in Darmstadt for 30

aviation ever since the very beginning of German aeronautics.

years. In order to remain successful, we must innovate. Our

Today more than 200 companies in Hessen are part of the

location supports our ambitions across the board.”

aviation and space technology industries or supply them with

John Lewis, Managing Director, VEGA Deutschland GmbH & Co.

products and services. Darmstadt in particular is a principal center of competence. Numerous renowned research institutes and companies have settled there.

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Future prospects for the aviation and space technology industries are particularly promising, with many international organizations such as the ESOC center and the EUMETSAT weather satellite supplier based here. Well-known industry giants such as Rolls-Royce and Diehl Aerospace supply power trains and control systems, while service companies such as EDAG and VEGA develop and manufacture components among other things. But traditional vehicle construction also has a long tradition in Hessen. Thus, locomotives were already being built in

LEADING COMPANIES IN AVIATION AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND THE VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Kassel more than 100 years ago. Today the Canadian company

· Rolls-Royce

· Nord-Micro

· Bombardier

Bombardier Transportation manufactures rolling stock

· Sell

· Hübner

· ThyssenKrupp

here. Companies such as SMA Railway Technology and

· EDAG

· VEGA

· Honeywell

ThyssenKrupp are also active in rail technology in Kassel. In

· Harmonic Drive

· Diehl Aerospace · SMA

total, around 90 companies in Hessen are actively involved in vehicle construction. In addition to operations for the rail industry, the manufacture of ships and boats, bicycles and motorcycles play a part as well.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

The metropolis of Frankfurt and its banking towers have be-

“The financial location Frankfurt is the DZ Bank Group’s junction

come the embodiment of the foremost center of fi nance on the for the international financial markets and the customers of European continent. The fl oor of the German stock exchange,

over 1,000 co-operative and agricultural credit unions across

Deutsche Börse, can be found in the heart of Frankfurt. The

Germany.”

European Central Bank has monitored the European currency

Wolfgang Kirsch, Chairman of the Management Board, DZ Bank AG

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guidelines for the German economy from the metropolis on the Main River. About 300 banks from over 50 countries have opened in Frankfurt, attracting in their wake other fi nancial

THE LARGEST BANKS IN FRANKFURT

sector players: insurance companies, investment companies, consultants, auditors, law fi rms and investment analysts

· Deutsche Bank

· Merrill Lynch

make up a close-knit network of services covering the entire

· Commerzbank

· KfW Bankengruppe

Rhine Main area for services related to the fi nancial sector.

· J. P. Morgan

· Mizuho Bank

Around 140,000 people are employed in Hessen’s fi nancial

· Helaba Landesbank

· BNP-Paribas

sector, more than half of those in Frankfurt. Dedicated aca-

Hessen-Thüringen

demics at such universities and educational institutes as the

· Crédit Suisse

“House of Finance” at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Univer-

· DZ Bank

· Calyon · Société Générale

sity and the “Frankfurt School of Finance and Management” tend to the further development of the top-caliber younger generation.

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INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

More than 600 gigabytes of electronic data are transmitted

“Hessen is especially interesting for Motorola due to its

by the Frankfurt internet exchange DE-CIX per second. It is

geographic location in the middle of Germany, the economically

the world’s second largest data exchange node equivalent

powerful Rhine Main area and the quick access to the Frankfurt

to about 90 percent of all German and more than a third of all

Airport, connecting our international company to the world.”

European data traffic. The Rhine Main area offers a world-class

Ralf Gerbershagen, Chairman of the Management Board, Motorola GmbH

infrastructure with the DE-CIX, an extremely dense fiber glass network, and the UMTS standard HSDPA is available across a wide area, making the Hessen location extremely attractive for

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the information and communications technology sectors: Nearly 10,000 Hessian companies with a workforce of more than 90,000

FOREIGN ICT INVESTORS IN HESSEN

employees are active in this exemplary industry – Hessen’s most powerful technology segment by the number of jobs.

USA

The state offers an excellent base for the recruitment of highly qualified personnel: more than half of the universities in Hessen provide courses in information and communications.

IBM, Motorola, Sun Microsystems Indien

development such as the two companies based in Darmstadt,

nologies Japan

Korea

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Daewoo Electronics Europe, Humax Digital, Hyundai IT Europe, Samsung

Frankfurt as well as many foreign investors in information and communications technology such as Accenture in Kronberg.

Atari, Honda Research Institute, Nintendo, Sony

Software AG Deutschland and CA Deutschland, or CSC in Wiesbaden, but also by the technology provider T-Systems in

Cognizant Technology, i-flex solutions, Infosys Technologies, Wipro Tech-

The high technological and educational standards have been noticed not just by top representatives in German software

Cisco Systems, Computer Associates,

China

Atop, Huawei Technologies, Inteco

Frankreich

Atos Worldline Processing, Systar

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LOGISTICS

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Conveniently situated in the center of Germany and Europe,

“The Frankfurt Airport is Lufthansa Cargo’s hub airport, where

Hessen has become an internationally significant transportati-

international freight converges. The heart of intercontinental air

on hub: the state is distinguished by its first-class air trans-

freight transports beats here. The flows of interna-tional freight

portation, rail, and road networks.

come together here. The heart of intercontinental air freight

Logistics is one of the strongest industrial specializations in

transport beats here. Europe’s largest freight airport offers us

Hessen with about 203,000 employees. Frankfurt Airport alone

excellent conditions: located in the heart of the European conti-

employees 70,000 people and achieves an annual turnover of

nent, with superb infrastructure, important strategic partners,

about two million tons of air freight. Frankfurt ranks at the top

and strong industrial companies in the direct vicinity.”

among European airports in terms of freight management.

Carsten Spohr, Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Cargo AG

Around 300 logistics companies have settled in the so-called Cargo City, among them global companies such as DHL Worldwide and Federal Express. By 2012 a research center is to be completed in the immediate vicinity of the Frankfurt Airport, closely connecting research and business through the “House of Logistics & Mobility”. Northern Hessen has established itself as a location for distribution logistics. Logistics companies benefi t from the

LEADING LOGISTICS COMPANIES IN HESSEN

extremely late “cut off time”: nowhere else can packages be accepted so late and still have their delivery guaranteed for the

· Dachser

· Gefco

· Lufthansa Cargo

next day to anywhere in Germany. This advantage is utilized by

· DB Schenker

· GLS

· Panalpina

numerous companies such as DB Schenker, GLS, Amazon, Libri

· DHL

· GO! General

· Rudolph

and Volkswagen.

· DPD GeoPost

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Overnight

· DSV Road

· Hermes

· Federal Express

· Kühne+Nagel

Logistik Gruppe

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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Hessen is a key player on the global market for medical

“Sirona is one of the global market leaders for the manufacture

products: some 900 companies employ around 20,000 people,

of equipment and systems for dental practices and dental

among them global companies like B. Braun, Fresenius,

laboratories, with sites in 17 countries. Since 1963, we

Biotest, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Almo Erzeugnisse

have developed, produced, and marketed a large part of our

Erwin Busch. Numerous medium-size companies also

products at our largest site in Bensheim in the Bergstrasse

contribute to the sector’s success. Their export quota of

district. The district pursues an exemplary settlement policy

around 63 percent shows the strong portion of deliveries to

and continually invests in quality infrastructure.”

other countries. A varying corporate landscape has been

Theo Haar, Management Board Member of Sirona and head of the

established in Hessen, representing all branches of medical

Bensheim location.

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technology. More than half of the turnover comes from products developed less than two years ago. This makes the emphasis placed on research clear: the medical engineering field invests more than twice as much as other fields. Every second company maintains its own development division – and close connections to universities. For instance to the Riedberg Campus at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University in Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and also the Provadis Partners for Education and Consulting.

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LEADING COMPANIES OF HESSEN’S MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY · B. Braun

· Siemens

· Fresenius

· Biotest

· Heraeus

· Almo Erzeugnisse

· Sirona

· BIT Instruments

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ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

Hessian environmental technology companies operate in varied “Northern Hessen has made a national and international name fields, for instance water/waste water, waste material/recy-

for itself in the renewable energies field, through its university,

cling, renewable energies, air pollution control/noise reduction the Institute for Solar Energy Supply Technology (ISET) or the as well as energy production and conversion technologies.

competence network Decentralized Energy Technologies (de-

About 77,000 experts are currently developing progressive

ENet) as well as the multitude of companies in the renewable

technologies for an environmentally friendly economy, in a total energies sector.” of about 2,400 industry companies, engineering firms, consul22

Günther Cramer, Chief Executive Officer, SMA Solar Technology AG

ting firms, and trade enterprises. More than 90 percent of environmental technology in Hessen is comprised of small and medium-sized firms. Hessen is also home to a few global players, whose innovative technological solutions are developed here and then utilized worldwide. The state invests like almost no other in the researching of renewable energies, relying on the sector’s competent interdisciplinary approach. To be competitive in international markets, companies bank on their highly qualified workforce, internal company training and advanced education and ten that intensely prepare the next generation of experts for their future tasks in operations and research.

LEADING COMPANIES OF HESSEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY · SMA

· Herhof

· Wagner & Co.

· ZME

· EnviroChemie

· Passavant-Roediger

· Steinhardt

· Roediger Vacuum

· WISY

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OPTICAL INDUSTRY

The central Hessian city of Wetzlar is one of Germany’s

“Wetzlar as a location is very important for us, because the

optical industry centers. Approximately 70 optical companies

optical cluster Wetzlar, with over 70 well-known optical

are located in and around Wetzlar with about 5,400 employees companies, has a global reputation for innovative precision and a turnover close to a 4 million fi gure via the development

optics ‘made in Germany’.”

and manufacture of optical equipment.

Steffan Gold, Head of Precision Optics, Satisloh Group Worldwide, Location Wetzlar

In order to boost the region’s innovative power in optics, the Photonics Center Hessen (PZH - Photonik Zentrum Hessen)

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was founded in 2005 in Wetzlar. The center aims to be a “smithy for ideas and applications laboratory” for the optical industry. More than a dozen companies develop new products and processes there, in the areas of optics, optoelectronics, sensor technology, and precision engineering. A particular focus is networking, among others with the Hessian universities such as the University of Kassel. Across the state, about 180 companies and 20,000 employees are operative in the optical industry, among them many highly specialized companies like the laser technology manufacturer Excel Technology Europe in Darmstadt or Vitronic in Wiesbaden, a globally leading company in image processing.

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LEADING COMPANIES OF HESSEN’S OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY · Vitronic

· Merck

· Vistec

· Evonik Röhm

· Leica

· Oculus

· Pfeiffer Vacuum

· Satisloh

· Bedea

· Heraeus

· Carl Zeiss SportsOptics

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03 RESEARCH & EDUCATION

Earth Terminal Complex Usingen

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RESEARCH & EDUCATION

THE BEST PEOPLE – FOR THE BEST IDEAS

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Hessen is one of the most important high-tech regions formed throughout Hessen not only at the interface in Europe. Whether information or communications

to traditional sectors such as the chemical and vehicle

technology, environmental technology or biotech-

construction industries, but also within the dynamic

nology, materials technology or engineering - thanks

service sectors such as the financial and media

to the superb institutions and highly qualified em-

industries. The expertise of productive academic

ployees in research and development, Hessen pro-

facilities and research centers melds with the idea

vides potential investors with an efficient network

potential of entrepreneurs and the willingness of

of ideas and know-how for knowledge transfer and

technology service providers to invest, producing

cooperation without limits. High tech clusters have

innovative procedures, products and services.

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QUALITY “MADE IN HESSEN” Innovations frequently stem from highly specialized small and medium-sized companies. Accelerating the innovation process by transferring specific knowledge and technology plays a particularly important role for them, enabling them to transform good ideas into mature products they can bring to market. Outstanding examples for inventiveness and quality from Hessen can be found around the world - from Thonet chairs to Leica cameras to the Transrapid, from Riesling to Selters water to frankfurters. But alongside the well-known brand products, many “Hessen-Champions” are also “Made in Hessen”, such as the liquid crystals manufactured by the Merck company for LCDs, the medication insulin, or the most powerful locomotive engines in the world. One thing is absolutely necessary for such innovative products: a superbly trained workforce. Hessen’s enormous pool of highly qualified experts is unlike that of any other location. Hessen’s outstanding education and training system not only helps in sustaining economic growth in the region, it also attracts foreign investors. The open and modern educational landscape and the close cooperation between business and science attract students and teachers from around the world to the local educational institutions. Its 18 universities, fi ve Max-Planck-Institutes, 29 technology and entrepreneur centers, and more than 100 scientific research institutes give Hessen an unparalleled wealth of personnel, know-how, ideas and energy. No wonder that a new company is formed in the state every ten minutes.

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DID YOU KNOW …

· that one of the world’s most renowned facilities for fundamental physical research is operated in Hessen? The GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung) carries out research on and with ion beam accelerators. The research program of the GSI emphasizes nuclear and atomic physics. Among its greatest successes is the method developed here for tumor therapy using particle beams. · that there is a superb facility at the University Clinic in Frankfurt for the acceleration of the development of innovative medicines? The Center for Medication Research, Development and Safety (Zentrum für Arzneimittel forschung, -entwicklung und -sicherheit) brings the knowledge from universities, the pharmaceuticals industry and biotechnology together under one roof. · that the Geisenheim Research Center, founded in 1872, is one of the oldest research facilities for vine cultivation and horticulture in the German-speaking world and a global leader in this area? It carries out application and fundamentals-oriented research in the vine cultivation, horticulture, enology, and beverage research fields.

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THE BEST EMPLOYEES ARE ALREADY HERE Whether highly qualified specialists or researchers, young academicians, or promising talents, administrators, or support staff, Hessen offers an abundance of expert personnel. After all, Hessen trains more young talent in the disciplines of computer science, engineering and natural sciences than the national average, an important economic factor for the state. The science location Hessen offers numerous bilingual or English language courses, providing study and research opportunities for students from all over the world. The Hessian universities and technical colleges also maintain close bilateral relationships with partner universities and research facilities around the globe.

Five educational sites and their universities stand out as exemplary: Marburg The Philipps-University in Marburg has one of the richest traditions among German universities and is associated with the names of many important scientists. Famous scholars, such as the

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fi rst winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Emil von Behring, the chemist Robert Bunsen as well as Karl-Ferdinand Braun, the inventor of the fi rst cathode ray (Braun’s tube), laid the foundation for today’s scientific research disciplines of physics, chemistry and medicine. Other draws of the university are short courses of study, outstanding research, highly qualifi ed support for the younger generation, and intensive international relationships. www.uni-marburg.de

Gießen In addition to a broad curriculum that includes the classic sciences, legal and business studies, social and educational studies, and language and cultural studies, the second-largest university in Hessen, the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, also offers a range of disciplines that is unique not just in Hessen: human and veterinary medicine, agricultural science, home economics, and nutritional science. This constellation enables the one-of-a-kind research focus “Man-Nutrition-Environment”, whereby individual aspects of the entire food chain are scientifically evaluated, from production to consumption. www.uni-giessen.de

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Moosdorf, Medical Network Hessen

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“The healthcare market plays a special part in Hessen. In addition to internationally known pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, one of the three largest university clinics in Germany, the university clinic GieĂ&#x;en and Marburg, is located in Hessen, providing maximal medical care in the most modern building structures at the highest level. Furthermore, specialty clinics for cardiovascular diseases, sports medicine, and in particular highly specialized rehabilitation facilities supplement the available medical care. The close connection to the international Frankfurt Airport provides yet another attractive factor for patients from other countries.â€?

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Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt´s Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University is the largest Hessian university and since the beginning of 2008 the only foundation university in the state with far reaching autonomy. In the context of a rebuilding and restructuring program that is unique to Europe, the university is being expanded by the new locations Westend Campus and Riedberg Campus. By the end of 2011, it will have been converted into one of the most modern educational facilities in all of Germany. The Goethe-University has earned a solid position among Germany’s ten best research universities. The “House of Finance” in Frankfurt, a competence center unique in Germany, focuses its financial research at the most significant European financial sciences location in an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented fashion, reinforcing its international relevance as well. The university is bundling its natural science departments on the Riedberg Campus, the so-called “Life Sciences”. The Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), dedicated to the interdisciplinary exchange between life sciences and neurosciences, has established itself in the Science City Frankfurt-Riedberg as have the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysics and the Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center (FIZ - Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie), which supports cooperation between the worlds of business and science. www.uni-frankfurt.de 29

Kassel Kassel University sets standards throughout the country for application-oriented research, especially in its engineering and natural science courses. Scientific findings from the universities are transformed straight into new developments for practical application, especially by medium-sized companies. Internationally compatible course offerings as well as differentiated and phased degree courses enabling interdisciplinary collaborations are characteristic of the university’s exceptional educational profile. www.uni-kassel.de Darmstadt Darmstadt Technical University is one of the leading universities in Germany. Research and teaching of natural, technical and engineering sciences at the highest levels occur here in a practically oriented fashion. Darmstadt’s importance as a scientific location is underlined by the presence of additional world-class research facilities, for instance the three Fraunhofer Institutes for Structural Durability, Graphic Data Processing and Secure Information Technology, the European Organization for Meteorological Satellites – EUMETSAT, and ESOC – the European Space Operations Center. www.tu-darmstadt.de

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APPLIED RESEARCH IN HESSEN Polytechnics: Hochschule Darmstadt

Fachhochschule Fulda

Hochschule RheinMain

www.h-da.de

www.fh-fulda.de

www.hs-rm.de

Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main

Fachhochschule Gießen-Friedberg

www.fh-frankfurt.de

www.fh-giessen-friedberg.de

Selected Research Institutes: Center for Financial Studies,

FIZ Technik e.V.

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Goethe-University, Frankfurt

Fachinformationszentrum Technik e.V,

(FIAS), Frankfurt

www.ifk-cfs.de

Frankfurt (Science Information Center)

www.fias.uni-frankfurt.de

www.fiz-technik.de Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit

Institute for Biomedical Research Georg-Speyer-Haus, Frankfurt

Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim

und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF - Fraunhofer

www.georg-speyer-haus.de

(Research Center)

Institute for Structural Durability and

www.forschungsanstalt-geisenheim.de

System Reliability, Darmstadt

30 Deutsches Kunststoff-Institut

www.lbf.fraunhofer.de

(DKI - German Plastics Institute),

Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum

Darmstadt

Senckenberg, Frankfurt (Research Insitute

Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische

www.dki-online.de

and Natural History Museum)

Datenverarbeitung IGD - Fraunhofer

www.senckenberg.de

Institute for Computer Graphics Research, Darmstadt www.igd.fraunhofer.de

NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS AND INVENTORS FROM HESSEN: Emil von Behring

Johann Philipp Reis

Peter Grünberg

Horst Ludwig Störmer

Konrad Zuse

Nobel Prize for Medicine

Inventor of the first

Nobel Prize for Physics 2007

Nobel Prize for Physics 1998

Constructed the precursor to

1901

telephone 1861

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the computer 1938

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Gerd Binnig

Otto Hahn

Hartmut Michel

Nobel Prize for Physics 1986

Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1944

Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1988 Inventor of the cathode ray 1897

Karl Ferdinand Braun

Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere

Institute for Law and Finance,

Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische

Informationstechnologie SIT - Secure

Goethe-University Frankfurt

Mikrobiologie, Marburg (Institute for

Information Technology, Darmstadt

www.ilf-frankfurt.de

Terrestrial Microbiology) www.mpi-marburg.mpg.de

www.sit.fraunhofer.de Karl-Winnacker-Institute of Frankfurter Goethe-Haus

DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt

Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung,

Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurt

kwi.dechema.de

Frankfurt (Institute for Brain Research) www.mpih-frankfurt.mpg.de

www.goethehaus-frankfurt.de Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für

Frankfurt (Institute for Biophysics)

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Bundesinstitut

Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt

www.mpibp-frankfurt.mpg.de

für Impfstoffe und biomedizinische Arzneimittel, Langen (Federal Institute

(GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research)

Max-Planck-Institut für europäische

for Vaccines and Biological Medicinal

www.gsi.de

Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt (Institute

Products)

for the European Legal History)

www.pei.de

Fraunhofer Institut für Windenergie und

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www.mpier.uni-frankfurt.de Sigmund-Freud-Institute, Research

Energiesystemtechnik IWES, Kassel (Institute for Wind Energy System

Max-Planck-Institut für Herz- und

Institute for Psychoanalysis and its

Technology)

Lungenforschung (W.G. Kerckhoff-Institut),

Applications, Frankfurt

www.iset.uni-kassel.de

Bad Nauheim (Institute for Heart and

www.sfi -frankfurt.de

Lung Research) Institute for Social Research,

www.kerckhoff.mpg.de

Goethe-University Frankfurt www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de

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04 TRADE FAIRS & CONVENTIONS Forum MesseTurm Trade Fair Tower Frankfurt

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TRADE FAIRS & CONVENTIONS

MEETING POINT, MARKET PLACE, AND A STRONG MAGNET: HESSEN CAN COMPETE Hessen is the top choice for the organizers of

presents more than 100 trade fairs around the world and

national and international trade fair and convention

is one of the few global players in the trade fair industry.

events, both for its central location and its diversity.

The foundations for its success are a portfolio of market-

Hardly any other region can provide shorter travel

leading events, the third largest fairgrounds in the world,

times and quicker connections. The Messe Frankfurt,

and a far-reaching international network of subsidiaries,

one of the world’s leading trade fair companies,

branches and distribution partners.

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IMPORTANT TRADE FAIRS Achema

Decorate Life

ISH

World’s largest trade fair for chemical

The most important international consumer

World’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom

engineering, environmental protection and

goods trade fair for fall, winter, and

Experience, Building, Energy,Air-

biotechnology.

Christmas shopping of the same year.

Conditioning Technology, Renewable

www.achema.de

www.decorate-life.messefrankfurt.com

Energies.

Ambiente

Heimtextil

The largest consumer goods trade fair in

For decades the largest international trade

Light + Building

the world. Most important international

fair for home and contract textiles.

Light + Building is the world’s leading trade

www.ish.messefrankfurt.com

meeting point of the participating industries www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com

fair for the lighting, electro technical and

Dining, Giving and Living.

house and building automation industries.

www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com

International Motor Show (IAA -

www.light-building.messefrankfurt.com

Internationale Automobilausstellung)

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Automechanika

With around one million visitors, the most

Music Trade Fair / Prolight + Sound

World’s largest repair shop and spare part

important mobility trade fare in the world.

The most important global trade fair

trade fair. Has been one of the most inter-

www.iaa.de

platform for the entertainment industry. www.prolight-sound.com

national trade fairs in the world since its inception in 1971.

International Trade Fair for Leather Goods

www.automechanika.messefrankfurt.com

www.messe-offenbach.de

Paperworld Leading International Trade Fair for Paper,

Frankfurt Book Fair

Office Supplies and Stationery.

The largest book fair in the world and the

www.paperworld.messefrankfurt.com

brand name for global activities in cultural matters. www.book-fair.com

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DID YOU KNOW …

· that the convention and financial city Frankfurt had about 2.5 million foreign guests stay overnight in 2008? This equals a proportion of 46 percent of all overnight guests in the Main metropolis.

CONVENTIONS AND CONGRESSES Event organizers are particularly attracted

In addition to several outstanding stars in

At www.tagungsplaner-hessen.de,

to the metropolitan region of Frankfurt

the convention heavens – like the Congress

interested event planners can receive an

Rhine Main. As a location for conventions

Center Messe Frankfurt, the ESPERANTO

extensive and constantly updated overview

and congresses, Hessen has more

Congress and Cultural Center Fulda, and the

of suitable convention centers and event

highlights on tap too: cultural cities with

darmstadtium in Darmstadt – Hessen can

locations, like the CongressPark Hanau, the

historic architecture, beautiful scenic

offer a bounty of historic congress houses –

KongressCenter Bad Homburg, and the Rittal

regions and modern healing baths with their like the Kurhaus Wiesbaden and the

Arena in Wetzlar, in German, English, and

own particular flair. These provide each

Kongress Palais Kassel. Modern congress

Chinese language versions.

event with the proper backdrop.

and conference hotels round out these first class offerings.

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AIRRAIL CENTER FRANKFURT

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SELECTED CONVENTION CENTERS KongressCenter im Kurhaus

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Stadthalle Offenbach

Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe

www.frankfurter-hof.steigenberger.de

www.stadthalle-offenbach.de

Hotel ESPERANTO Convention and

Göbel’s Hotel Rodenberg

Dolce Bad Nauheim

Cultural Center Fulda

Rotenburg a.d. Fulda

www.badnauheim.dolce.com

www.hotel-esperanto.de*

www.goebels-rodenberg.de

KURPARK HOTEL Bad Sooden-Allendorf

Kongresshalle Gießen

Wartenberg Oval

www.kurpark-hotel-bsa.de

www.shg-giessen.de*

www.wartenberg-oval.de*

darmstadtium Sciences | Congresses

Congress Park Hanau

Lufthansa Training & Conference

www.darmstadtium.de

www.cph-hanau.de

Center Seeheim

www.kongress-bad-homburg.de

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www.lh-seeheim.de Alte Oper Frankfurt

Hessen Hotelpark Hohenroda

www.alteoper.de

www.tagungshotel.as*

Stadthalle Wetzlar www.stadthalle-wetzlar.de*

Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt

Kongress Palais Kassel

www.jahrhunderthalle.de*

www.kongress-palais.de

Kurhaus Wiesbaden www.wiesbaden.de/kurhaus

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

SeePark Kirchheim

www.congressfrankfurt.de

www.seepark-kirchheim.com

Rhein-Main-Hallen Wiesbaden www.rhein-main-hallen.de

Festhalle Messe Frankfurt

Stadthalle Limburg /

www.congressfrankfurt.de

Josef-Kohlmaier-Halle

Sauerland Stern Hotel Willingen

www.stadthalle-limburg.de*

www.sauerland-stern-hotel.de

Capitol Theater Offenbach

Rittal Arena Wetzlar

www.capitol-online.de

www.rittal-arena.de*

Forum Messe Frankfurt www.congressfrankfurt.de Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch Frankfurt www.kempinski-frankfurt.com * only in the German language

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“Hessen is an extremely attractive business region with great future potential, not just for the Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen as a European regional bank with an international scope. Our headquarters in Frankfurt am Main anchors us fi rmly in one of Europe’s strongest growth regions. The fi nancial location Frankfurt has established itself as an international fi nancial center – globally connected and with hardly beatable advantages in many aspects. For us and for our customers, Hessen is an ideal location and starting point for global banking and business operations. And last but not least, Hessen is also my home.”

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05 CULTURE & QUALIT Y OF LIFE

SILK BED RESTAURANT, COCOON CLUB, FRANKFURT

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CULTURE & QUALIT Y OF LIFE

WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE Hessen is synonymous with quality of life.

The first golf course on German terrain was installed

Goethestrasse in Frankfurt is one of the top

in Bad Homburg in 1898, and the first golf club

addresses in Germany, with many shops

was founded in 1893 in Wiesbaden. The variety

offering the finest and best brands in the world.

of Hessen’s natural beauty can be discovered

Elegant Wilhelmstrasse in Wiesbaden displays

by guests everywhere they turn. Nature can be

its exclusiveness and luxuriousness. On the

impressively experienced not only by car, but by

“antiquities mile”, Taunusstrasse, one can find

foot – approx. 40,000 km marked hiking routes – or

mostly antiques, artwork, and design pieces. The

even from the air. The offerings for recreational and

romantic little lanes of the old town tempt with

athletic activities are extremely diverse. Particularly

nostalgia, culinary delicacies and all kinds of

popular and well-known beyond Hessen’s borders

unusual gift articles.

are the splendid river hiking trails, as well as

Hessen also has a lot to offer for active recreation.

Hessen’s 2,200 km of well developed long-distance

The outstanding strength of the economy and the

cycling routes. In addition to the nine long-distance

large number of international firms make the sport

cycling routes, numerous mountain bike trails of

of golf particularly important in Hessen. A round

varying difficulty offer extraordinary experiences

of golf is just the thing to relax and unwind between

for cycling enthusiasts. Coupled with hearty Hessian

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hospitality, your unique recreational enjoyment is

golf clubs with more than 39,000 members.

a given.

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LORSCH MONASTERY

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CULTURAL HISTORY WHEREVER YOU ARE Hessen has much more to offer than just

Just a few kilometers to the west is

important archeological monument. But

business! Hessen offers pure zest for life

the Rheingau, one of the most beautiful

there are also outstanding architectural

and a superb quality of life: warm-hearted

vineyard regions in Germany. This area,

monuments from later periods, for instance

people, idyllic nature, romantic villages,

stretching along the banks of the River

from the Baroque in Kassel and Fulda, from

traditional folk festivals, a plethora of

Rhine and extremely popular among

the Art Nouveau period in Darmstadt and

culture, historic vineyards, recuperative

both history and wine enthusiasts, is the

Bad Nauheim, as well as from Historicism in

spas and thousands of other ways of

gateway to the UNESCO World Cultural

the Hessian state capital Wiesbaden.

experiencing, discovering, enjoying and

Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

relaxing - Hessen is all of these. In other

This is where the Spätlese late harvest was

In addition to the four UNESCO World

words: You may come to Hessen to work.

invented, and places such as Rüdesheim,

Cultural Heritage Sites, Hessen also has

But you stay here to enjoy life!

Johannisberg Castle and the Eberbach

an “enchanting” UNESCO World Memory

From the skyscrapers of Frankfurt City it’s

Monastery are just a few prominent

Register Site: the personal copies of the

only a stone’s throw to the countryside.

examples for the wine and cultural charms

Children’s and Household Tales by the

Less than a quarter of an hour after leaving of this region.

Brothers Grimm in Kassel. Along with

Frankfurt to the northwest, you can take

Similarly part of the UNESCO World

the Luther Bible, this is German cultural

a deep breath of the famous air in the

Cultural Heritage List are the Messel

history’s most famous book. The fairy tale

Taunus Mountains. In addition to the spa

Pit, as an absolutely unique fossil site,

collections can be marveled at in the Kassel

and casino city Bad Homburg, the outdoor

the south Hessian Lorsch Monastery,

Grimm Museum.

museum Hessenpark and the Saalburg, the

as an impressive witness of Carolingian

only reconstructed Roman fortress in the

architectural craftsmanship, and the

world, entice visitors.

Limes Frontier of the Roman Empire, as an

Upper Middle Rhine Valley

Messel Pit

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Saalburg Roman Fortress

UNESCO WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE IN HESSEN www.saalburgmuseum.de www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.de www.grube-messel.de * www.kloster-lorsch.de *

* only in the German language

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TRADITIONAL & MODERN A journey through Hessen is like time travelling

cultural, and social developments in Hessen’s

through architectural periods. From medieval

regions. Numerous castles whisk you away to the

fortress complexes to postmodern industrial

world view and lifestyle of landgraves and princes.

architecture, you can find contemporary witnesses

Lovers of contemporary architecture will also find

of global significance. Idyllic timber-framed houses

examples of buildings in Hessen that will enter

provide a backdrop for many of Hessen’s cities

architectural history – and not just in the major

and towns. Clerical strongholds such as Fulda and

metropolitan city of Frankfurt. Shopping malls,

Limburg erected imposing churches and domes.

museum structures and factory buildings are the

Many monastery complexes are still active, and

new challenges for internationally known architects.

bear witness to their great influence on political,

WESTHAFEN FRANKFURT

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Eberbach Monastery

Limburg Dome

The former Cistercian monastery is

The nearly 800 year old Limburg Dome is

one of the most important medieval

counted today amongst the most perfect

structures in Hessen, with a 900 year

creations of late Romanesque architecture,

history.

melded to Early Gothic elements.

www.klostereberbach.de

www.limburgerdom.de*

Kassel – Wilhelmshöhe Castle and Park Europe’s largest mountain park is unique in the history of European landscape gardening. It is part of the Hessen Kassel museum landscape - an ensemble made up of historical collections and castles, a unique cultural monument and a Gesamtkunstwerk.

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www.museum-kassel.de*

Museum for Applied Art Frankfurt

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

This architecturally exceptional building was

A unique ensemble of Art Nouveau architectural

designed by the New York architect Richard

and art history.

Meier. The new construction was integrated

www.darmstadt.de

into the grounds of the classicistic Villa Metzler, and is one of the highlights of the Frankfurt Museum Embankment. www.angewandtekunst-frankfurt.de* Breuberg Castle in the Odenwald region is among the largest and best preserved castles in the entire southern German region, with a history stretching back more than 850 years. www.burg-breuberg.de* * only in the German language

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BRAUNFELS CASTLE

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Hessen’s cultural institutions are made up

Everyday culture, art, dance, theater, muse-

of regional museums, orchestras, theaters

ums, concerts, history …

and exhibition spaces. Events such as the

Hessen’s cultural life is rich with internati-

Rheingau Music Festival, the presentation

onally renowned highlights as well as those

of the Georg Büchner Prize in Darmstadt

still worth discovering. Documentary and

and the Peace Prize of the German Book

experimental works, festivals which draw

Trade in Frankfurt receive international

international audiences, and its living history

attention.

challenge and promote minds and spirits.

DID YOU KNOW …

· that the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt is the largest museum of natural history in Germany? Its subject is today’s variety of living beings and their development as well as the transformation of our earth across the millennia. New research results from the fields of biology, paleontology, and geology are presented. · that 677,400 fruit trees grow in Hessen? 544,000 or 80 percent of these are apple trees. Hessians consume an average of ten liters of apple wine per person a year, amounting to 70 percent of apple wine produced in Germany.

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Rheingau Music Festival with its 120,000 visitors is among the leading music festivals in Europe. Castles and vineyards with rich traditions and architecturally charming churches in the incomparable atmosphere of the Rheingau set a unique stage for the approximately 150 high quality events featuring artists of documenta

international standing.

Bad Hersfeld Festival

documenta is the most important

www.rheingau-musikfestival.de

High quality theater and concert perfor-

exhibit of contemporary art in the world,

mances take place in the imposing monas-

receiving the most worldwide attention

tery ruins, which are over 1000 years old,

and taking place every fi ve years in

delighting more than 100,000 visitors from

Kassel.

around the world every year.

www.documenta.de

www.bad-hersfeld.de Weilburg Castle Concerts Musical offerings of the highest level, under the patronage of His Royal Highness

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Duke of Nassau. www.weilburg.de

Museum Embankment (Festival) Frankfurt Deutsches Jazzfestival

The Frankfurt Museum Embankment is one

Renommiertestes und ältestes

of the most important museum locations in

Jazzfestival Deutschlands.

Germany and Europe with its13 museums.

www.jazzfestival.hr-online.de

The Museum Embankment Festival is a special event each summer, taking place among Europe’s largest cultural festivals. www.frankfurt.de www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

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DID YOU KNOW …

· that 27 percent of overnight stays are booked for

THE NUMBER 1 SPA STATE With around 30 healing springs and spa lo-

Hessian healing springs? Health tourism is the

cations, Hessen is among the German states

travel market with the greatest forecast for growth

with the most extensive experience in spa

potential.

treatments. The tradition for care and rela-

· that the spa state of Hessen can point to a new

xation for body and soul is practically unique

highlight with the art nouveau spa in Darmstadt?

in Germany. As far back as the Romans, the

The spa, which opened in 2008, offers diverse

healing power of hot springs has been appre-

wellness packages in an impressive art nouveau

ciated, e.g. in Bad Vilbel or Wiesbaden with

ambiance.

its 26 sodium-chloride springs (up to 67 °C). From the bubbly spa operations in the “strongholds” to the quiet personal atmosphere in the smaller spa locations, an allround feeling of wellbeing is fostered for guests. Lots of facilities and services to make bodies and souls fi t are available for daily vi-

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sitors as well. Splendid spa parks and hiking trails and numerous leisure activities ensure variety across the board.

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WHOLE-HEARTEDLY RECOMMENDED: OUR THERMAL BATHS Sol Spessart Therme – Bad Soden-

Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme –

Salmünster

Wiesbaden

www.badsoden-salmuenster.de*

www.wiesbaden.de

Kur-Royal / Taunus Therme –

Kristall Weserbergland-Therme –

Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe

Bad Karlshafen

www.kur-royal.de

www.kristall-weserbergland-therme.de*

www.taunus-therme.de Lagunen-Erlebnisbad – Willingen WerratalTherme – Bad Sooden-

www.lagunenerlebnisbad.de*

Allendorf www.werrataltherme.com*

Arobella – Bad Arolsen www.arobella.de*

Kurhessen Therme – Kassel-Bad Wilhelmshöhe

Odenwald-Therme – Bad König

www.kurhessen-therme.de*

www.badkoenig.net*

Kurbad Königstein

Jugendstilbad Darmstadt

www.kurbad-koenigstein.de*

www.jugendstilbad.de*

Aukammtal – Wiesbaden

Rhein-Main-Therme – Hofheim

www.wiesbaden.de

am Taunus

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www.rhein-main-therme.de*

* only in the German language

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DID YOU KNOW …

· that the gourmet restaurant Amador in Langen has three Michelin stars? 17 additional top restaurants in Hessen have cooked up a Michelin star rating. · that the Silk Bed Restaurant in the Cocoon Club was awarded 18 Gault Millau points?

HESSEN, LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

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Hessen’s culinary specialties are unsurmoun-

Rheingau and Rhön regions have already earned

table! Many regional favorites are very popular

themselves a prestigious Michelin star for their

with overseas guests as well, for instance

regional specialties. Bernd Siefert, the most

Frankfurt’s “Green Sauce”, or the north hessian

innovative confectioner in the world, is at home

“Ahle Wurst”.

in the Hessian Odenwald region. His delicacies

In addition to famous Hessen specialties which

have won numerous World Cup victories, six

are sought after the world over, including Frank-

German Championships in a row, around 30

furter sausages and the “national beverage”

gold medals and countless other awards, and

apple wine (“Ebbelvoi” in the Hessian dialect),

he supplies fi ne food establishments and luxury

Hessen has also become a haven of gourmet

restaurants around the world. Accolades inclu-

culture. Excellent top-level creations are

de: the annual Rheingau Gourmet Festival with

presented by the two Hessian vineyard regions

its gala dinners, exclusive chef demonstrations,

Rheingau and Hessian Bergstrasse. Frankfurt

and exquisite culinary treats is the best place to

houses some of the top venues for international

taste and enjoy what Hessen has to offer.

gourmet cuisine, and chefs in the Odenwald,

VOLLRADS CASTLE, RHEINGAU

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Prof. Dr. h.c. Ludwig Georg Braun, Chief Executive Officer, B.Braun Melsungen AG

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“The northern Hessen region, where my family has been rooted for generations and to which I am correspondingly attached, is ideal for the fl ow of goods due to its geographic location near the Autobahn hub. B. Braun has repeatedly made the decision for this location, and invested in modern manufacturing facilities and research laboratories as a globally active company in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. At the moment we are implementing an investment program which has already created or will create new manufacturing and logistics capacities in Hessen for approximately 360 million Euros. Because we are convinced: there are lots of good reasons for Hessen.�

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TOP ATHLETIC AND CULTURAL EVENTS Ironman Germany

After Hawaii, the most important triathlon competition in the world. www.ironman.de World Cup Ski Jumping in Willingen

The chase for points and a party atmosphere: the world’s elite ski jumpers come together on the Mühlenkopfschanze ski slope in Willingen. www.willingen.de* Commerzbank-Arena

Match venue for the Federal Soccer League member team Eintracht Frankfurt. Event location for major sport 50

happenings, concerts, festivals and business events. www.commerzbank-arena.com Rittal Arena Wetzlar

Match venue for the Federal Soccer League member team Eintracht Frankfurt. Event location for major sport happenings, concerts, festivals and business events. www.rittal-arena.de* Hessenpark

Hessenpark is the state of Hessen’s open air museum. A fascinating 360 degree view of 400 years of rural life in Hessen - from originally furnished homes to demonstrations of antique craftsman and agricultural techniques to a multitude of varying events. www.hessenpark.de

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JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge

Corporate run of 5.6 km held globally, in Germany taking place in Frankfurt am Main. The Frankfurt competition, with its 70,000 starters, has the highest number of competitors of all major cities worldwide. www.jpmccc.com* Tigerpalast

Germany’s leading Varieté Theater in the heart of Frankfurt, with the best artists from all over the world, a bistro and a gourmet restaurant which has been awarded a star for its culinary artistry. www.tigerpalast.de International Whitsun Equestrian

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Tournament Wiesbaden

High performance sports, an elegant sheen - and tons of entertainment. The International Whitsun Equestrian Tournament in the Biebrich Castle Park bring the world’s elite riders together to test their prowess. www.pfingstturnier.org*

* only in the German language

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06 PRO BUSINESS SERVICE

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PRO BUSINESS SERVICE

HESSEN – SYSTEMATICALLY UNBUREAUCRATIC In Hessen we know that the welfare of the state

and communities, regional economic assistance

and its citizens depends upon how well its economy

programs, or technology and entrepreneur centers.

develops. Therefore, Hessen is opening its doors

With its business location services, Hessen

and gates to entrepreneurs. You benefi t from

Agentur provides foreign and domestic companies

Hessen’s willingness to say yes: yes to daring

with competent assistance in finding suitable

business ideas, yes to courageous construction

commercial space and real estate.

projects, yes to creative financing models, yes to

Whether you are planning to set up your company

everything that promotes speedy, smooth business

in Hessen or you wish to transfer or expand your

operations. Hessen has already eliminated half of the

business, we will provide specific advice and

legal regulations and administrative requirements in

support from our specialist team members. We

the Economic Ministry’s purview and has ensured

will develop tailor-made solutions meeting your

that Hessen has the country’s shortest approval

project requirements – ranging from identifying

processes for Federal emission standards and gene

available sites and properties to specific, detailed

technology. All this saves companies a lot of time and location profiles and industry information. You will administrative effort. In implementing e-government

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be advised and assisted efficiently, from your first

services, Hessen has played a leading role: the single inquiry through the establishment of your company – central platform www.hessen-egovernment.de for

Hessen Agentur will open doors for you, ensuring

all agencies helps citizens and companies alike to

fast implementation of your investment projects.

process all necessary administrative transactions

Theexperts atthe Hessian Ministry of Economics

quickly and smoothly.

and its subsidiary, Hessen Agentur, will help you in all business and administrative mattersto ensure

The website www.hessen-sites.com is a valuable

you can settle in easily and feel at home quickly. We

tool for new companies and investors to find up-

invite you to view www.invest-in-hessen.com.

to-date listings of available commercial space and realestate and detailed information on Hessian cities

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PROFIT IN HESSEN! For more detailed information, please contact the following institutions Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development

HA Hessen Agentur GmbH Abraham-Lincoln-Str. 38 – 42 65189 Wiesbaden

Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 75 phone: +49 (0) 611 815 - 0

International Affairs phone: +49 (0) 611 774 - 82 57

Fax: +49 (0) 611 815 - 22 27

welcome@hessen-agentur.de

65185 Wiesbaden

info@hmwvl.hessen.de www.wirtschaft.hessen.de

Hessen-Marketing phone: +49 (0) 611 774 - 80 91 info@hessen-agentur.de www.invest-in-hessen.de www.hessen-agentur.de www.hessen-tourismus.de www.hessen-sites.com

IMAGE CREDITS

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Regional Business Development:

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Regionalmanagement NordHessen GmbH phone: +49 (0) 561 97 062 - 00 info@regionnordhessen.de www.regionnordhessen.de

MitteHessen e.V. – Regionalmanagement für Mittelhessen phone: +49 (0) 641 948 889 - 0 info@mittehessen.de www.region-mittelhessen.de

FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH phone: +49 (0) 68 60 38 - 0 info@frm-united.com www.frm-united.com

As an entrepreneur, self-employed or freelance individual, you can found your trade or your company online at www.eah.hessen.de (point of single contact for Hessen’s portal). Further information: Tel. 0641 303-3366 or info@psc.hessen.de WE’LL BE GL AD TO HELP YOU - AND WILL QUICKLY GET YOU TO YOUR GOAL!

Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport Urban and Regional Development

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Cover motif, chapter motifs and others: Roger Richter, Wiesbaden Usage of photo materials kindly granted by: p. 4 : Alte Oper Frankfurt p. 16 : Mario Heinemann / PIXELIO p. 17 : Transrapid International GmbH & Co.KG p. 20 : Marcus Walter / PIXELIO p. 22 : C. Nöhren / PIXELIO p. 23 : Paul-Georg Meister / PIXELIO p. 30 : Peter Grünberg; Forschungszentrum Jülich p. 32 : Messe Frankfurt GmbH p. 33 : Darmstadtium / juergenmai.com p. 34 : Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Petra Welzel, Thomas Fedra, Pietro Sutera p. 35 : Airrail Center Frankfurt p. 36 : Hotel Esperanto, Kongress- und Kulturzentrum Fulda, Congress Park Hanau, Kongress Palais Kassel, Andreas Berthel, Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Horst Goebel p. 40 : VorSicht GmbH p. 41 : Römerkastell Saalburg, H. Heine p. 42 Frankfurter Westhafen, ARCADIS Deutschland GmbH p. 43 : Kloster Eberbach: Hermann Heibel; Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt: Goesta A. C. Ruehl, Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main kassel tourist GmbH p. 45 : Weilburger Schlosskonzerte e.V. p. 46 : Oliver Rüther p. 47 : Wiesbaden Marketing, Horst Goebel p. 48 : Goesta A. C. Ruehl, Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main, Oliver Rüther, Rheingau-Taunus Kultur und Tourismus GmbH p. 50 : Buenck+Fehse Visualisierung und Animationsdesign GmbH, Berlin, Hessenpark p. 51 : Pƀ ngstturnier: Hellmann, Tigerpalast, Roger Richter

IMPRINT Project management, editing and text: Anic Roßbach-Jung, Hessen Agentur Project support and concept: Verena Kittler, Hessen Agentur Creation and design: 99Grad Graƀ kdesign, Wiesbaden Translation: Link Translation, New York Printing: Werbedruck GmbH Horst Schreckhase, Spangenberg Images: see image credits Current as of 2010


SUMMARY OF ECONOMIC DATA

· State Capital Wiesbaden · 21.115 km² Area · 40,1% of surface area is forest area · 3 government districts – Darmstadt, Giessen and Kassel · 26 independent cities and counties · 426 townships · 6.069.386 inhabitants · 287 inhabitants per km² · 670.000 inhabitants in Hessen’s largest city, Frankfurt am Main · 221 billion Euros gross domestic product · 36.380 Euros per-capita GDP · 3.128.000 employed persons Messe Frankfurt

· 578.000 m² area, third largest trade fair ground in the world · 102 trade fairs worldwide · 2,56 million exhibition visitors · 67.400 exhibitors

Cargo Airport Frankfurt

· 485.783 aircraft movements · 53.472.915 passengers · 2.133.302 tons of cargo

Hessen is bordered by:

· Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia

Sources: Hessian State Ofƀce of Statistics Federal Labor Ofƀce Deutsche Bundesbank Messe Frankfurt Fraport AG Current as of 2008


Europa Europe Europäische European Union Union Stockholm

Deutschland Germany Moscow

Hessen London

Berlin Warsaw

Paris

Frankfurt

Budapest

HESSEN – GERMANY‘S MOST INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REGION

economic heart beats in the Rhine Main area, where over 70 percent of

· State Capital Wiesbaden · 21.115 km² Area · 40,1% of surface area is forest area · 3 government districts – Darmstadt, Giessen and Kassel · 26 independent cities and counties · 426 townships · 6.069.386 inhabitants · 287 inhabitants per km² · 670.000 inhabitants in Hessen’s largest city, Frankfurt am Main · 221 billion Euros gross domestic product · 36.380 Euros per-capita GDP · 3.128.000 employed persons

gross value creation is generated. The service sector constitutes the majo-

Messe Frankfurt

Hessen assumes a central position in Germany and Europe, both geographically and economically. It has the strongest economy of and the highest labor productivity making it the leading German federal state with a gross

Madrid

GOOD NEIGHBORS!

Rome

Central location for successful business relationships

SUMMARY OF ECONOMIC DATA

domestic product by workforce number of around 70,600 Euros. Hessen’s

nomic region, with a high quality of life. People from more than 190 nations

· 578.000 m² area, third largest trade fair ground in the world · 102 trade fairs worldwide · 2,56 million exhibition visitors · 67.400 exhibitors

contribute to its cultural variety, cosmopolitan outlook, and vibrant day to

Cargo Airport Frankfurt

rity of this with over 75 percent. As a hub for transportation, a convention location, and a financial center, Frankfurt is one of the top ten leading economic regions worldwide. Hessen is also a leading international eco-

The State of Hessen has made optimal use of its cen-

Frankfurt Airport is the only major airport with a long

The largest airport and the most frequented railroad

tral location in the middle of Germany, and has built

distance train station providing direct connections

station in continental Europe – seamlessly integrated

up a transportation infrastructure that is unparalleled

to the Intercity Express high-speed rail system and

air and rail connections - a central location at the

in Europe.

the European Rapid Rail Transport system. Located in

crossroads of the most important Autobahn connec-

· 485.783 aircraft movements · 53.472.915 passengers · 2.133.302 tons of cargo

Europe’s many strategic advantages start with

the immediate vicinity of the airport is the crossroads

tions in Germany: convincing reasons to choose the

Hessen is bordered by:

Frankfurt Airport. With about 2 million tons of cargo

for all trans-European north-south and east-west

business location Hessen.

and 53.5 million passengers a year, it is one of the

connections: the Autobahn interchange Frankfurt –

world’s leading intermodal transportation hubs,

Germany’s most traveled stretch of the Autobahn.

located directly in the middle of Europe with excellent

Just as impressive are the statistics regarding

connections worldwide. Every important destination

Frankfurt’s main railroad station. With 350,000

can be reached multiple times per day: over 317 flight

passengers per day, it is the largest train station on

destinations in 105 countries, 4,600 direct global

the continent with the highest number of passengers.

connections a week, and a hub for 130 airlines. These

From here, the Intercity Express trains can reach

numbers result in Germany’s largest airport being

most economic centers in Germany and Europe within

ranked in the top ten most important global airports

just a few hours.

day living and shared activities in education, at work and at play.

· Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia

Sources: Hessian State Office of Statistics Federal Labor Office Deutsche Bundesbank Messe Frankfurt Fraport AG Current as of 2008

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Campus*

THE INTERNATIONAL LOCATION IN THE CENTER OF EUROPE

consell.de

Hesse’s

Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport Urban and Regional Development

There are regions behind the times. And there is Nordhessen.

www.frm-united.com *Central Hessian Special Expertise: Creating Added Value for Central Hesse Ordered today, delivered tomorrow! Germany’s top logistics hub provides great benefits for global players.

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Philipps University Marburg, Giessen-Friedberg University of Applied Sciences – Three Central Hessian universities and Germany’s highest density of university students. The Region of Central Hesse: Hesse’s No. 1 Industrial Location! Functional cooperation of business and higher education: 53% of Hesse’s licensed patents come from the Region of Central Hesse.

Visions, ideas and dreams come in different sizes, but putting them into practice is great in any case. To promote your success FrankfurtRhineMain offers a first-rate infrastructure right in the heart of Europe. Whether it’s road, rail, water, air or state of the art data highway – our means of transportation in FrankfurtRhineMain are as diverse as your objectives may be, but they share one destination: your success.

Delivery within one night, satisfy customers on time. Nordhessen is the fast track!

www.regionnordhessen.de

Discover how to make the most of your business. Join the network of FrankfurtRhineMain.

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