Hotels in Hesse

The state of Hesse showcases some of the best landscapes, urban areas and National Parks that Germany has to offer. The setting for many of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, you’ll find beautiful, traditional, timber-framed architecture in quaint locations like Eppstein, as well as all the entertainment, culture and activities you’d expect in some of the more bustling cities like Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.  

Whether you’re relaxing, exploring or visiting for business, you’ll be able to enjoy a comfy stay with free Wi-Fi in key locations at any of our Premier Inn Hesse hotels.  

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Hesse hotels

Frankfurt Messe

Europa-Allee 44

60327 Frankfurt/Main

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Frankfurt City Centre

Elbestraße 7

60329 Frankfurt/Main

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Wiesbaden City Centre

Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 6

65189 Wiesbaden

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Frankfurt Westend

Hamburger Allee 12

60325 Frankfurt/Main

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Places like Hesse

Two of the main cities in Hesse are Wiesbaden – the state’s capital – and Frankfurt, which is renowned for its gorgeous Old Town and, of course, as the birthplace of the famous hot dog sausage! Both cities are well worth a visit when you’re planning short breaks in Germany.

If you’re looking to explore other German states outside of Hesse, then you could visit Baden-Württemberg, which is home to the stunning Black Forest, or Bavaria, with its medieval castles and mountainous backdrops. 

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Things to do in Hesse

Get active in the National Parks

Whether you plan on soaking up the scenery or going on a hiking or cycling adventure, you can look forward to all kinds of activities in one of the region’s many National Parks. There’s the UNESCO Rhön Biosphere Reserve, which sits on the central point where Bavaria, Thuringia and Hesse meet. It’s also home to Hesse’s highest mountain! Alternatively, you could visit the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, with its UNESCO site beech forest, lakeside activities and diverse wildlife, or the Diemelsee National Park where you can explore the mountains and forests in summer and race down the ski slopes in winter. 

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Soak up the history of the World Heritage UNESCO Sites

World Heritage Sites are landmarks considered to have cultural, scientific or historical significance, and you’ll find plenty of these designated areas in the Hesse region. Popular spots include the ruins of Lorsch Abbey, with its sweet Gothic gatehouse; Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, a stunning park with monumental Baroque architecture and unique water features; Messel Fossil Pit, a disused quarry near the village of Messel with outstanding preserved fossils. Plus, days out in Hesse wouldn’t be complete without exploring the Saalburg Roman fortress and ruins, part of the ancient fortifications known as the Roman Limes.

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Indulge in local delicacies

You can look forward to a whole new world of flavours when you visit Hesse! As this historic state is the birthplace of the Frankfurter, tasting some delicious local sausages is a must throughout your trip. Other specialities include Handkäs mit Musik, a dry round cheese marinated in oil with caraway and raw onions; Rippchen mit Kraut, cooked pork chops with heaped servings of flavourful Sauerkraut; and the Frankfurt Wreath (Frankfurter Kranz), a firm, ring-shaped sponge cake with thick buttercream icing, jam and nuts. 

Why not try the region’s delicious apple wine too? It’s a tasty local delicacy that can be mixed with soda or mineral water to create sweet or sour spritzers. 

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FAQs 

What is Hesse famous for?

The Hesse region is particularly well-known as the home to Frankfurt, one of Europe’s financial centres, as well as Germany’s largest airport Rhein-Main. However, the area is also renowned for the diversity of its scenery, landmarks and activities. With its historic towns, hilly landscapes, Roman ruins and fascinating architecture, there’s so much to discover throughout your stay.

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What is the capital of Hesse?

Wiesbaden is the capital city of Hesse. One of the oldest spa towns in Europe, it’s home to hot springs, a beautiful cathedral, a wide range of fascinating museums and the largest cuckoo clock in the world. Although it’s not the capital, Frankfurt is the largest urban area in Hesse state, and is considered one of Europe’s key financial centres. 

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What language is spoken in Hesse?

The primary language you’ll encounter throughout the state of Hesse is German. You may also hear the local dialect, Hessian, in rural areas and amongst some older locals. It has a distinct sound with some changes in pronunciation, although most Hessian speakers will also speak and understand standard German. 

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