|Coordinates: 50°08′37″N 08°34′12″E / 50.14361°N 8.57000°ECoordinates: 50°08′37″N 08°34′12″E / 50.14361°N 8.57000°E|
|• Mayor||M. Geiger|
|• Total||12.14 km2 (4.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||06196, 06173|
Eschborn is a town in the Main-Taunus district, Hesse, Germany. It is part of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area and has a population of 20,789 (2009). Eschborn is home to numerous corporations due to its location in the central part of the Frankfurt urban area.
Eschborn provides expansive views of the Taunus mountain ranges, especially the 'Altkönig' and behind it the 'Feldberg' up to elevations of around 880 m above sealevel. From Eschborn to the north there are numerous hiking and biking trails leading up to these green mountain zones. In winter, along and up those hills you will even find cross country skiing slopes as well as downhill sled runs used by large crowds of people, esp. on weekends. A famous stop there is the 'Fuchstanz' (<Dance of the Fox>) on the way to the top, where you can stop for drinks, coffee, snacks and even complete meals. Cars must stay parked outside on marked parking areas along the main access roads.
Large areas of the town are still undeveloped and green expanses fuse in with several high-rises, with a brook passing by the Rathaus (Town Hall) and running close to the S-Bahn railway line, that joins the river Nidda (which in turn is a tributary of the River Main that flows through Frankfurt am Main). Among large corporations that have chosen Eschborn, the high-rises of Deutsche Bank, Vodafone (formerly Arcor), T Systems, Ernst & Young are unmissable. The street housing the Deutsche Bank offices is named Alfred-Herrhausen-Allee, after Alfred Herrhausen, Chairman of Deutsche Bank who was killed on 30 November 1989 by the RAF (Red Army Faction, the Baader-Meinhof Group, a former German left wing terrorist organisation) assailants near his home in Bad Homburg (another Frankfurt suburb).
Most of "old" Eschborn is actually on the street Hauptstraße near the Eschborn S-Bahn station, including the Rathaus (Town Hall) and some old churches. The FC Eschborn football team, established in 1930, plays for the Oberliga Hessen (IV). The former village of Niederhöchstadt (now part of Eschborn, with a different phone area code, same as the northern neighbour community of Kronberg) and Schwalbach to the West are particularly green stretches with some pretty houses and nice walks and hills, before you head further north towards Kronberg, in the foothills of the Taunus mountains.
The S-Bahn train station Eschborn Süd (south) happens to be the last stop on the route still falling under the Zone 50 which covers Frankfurt (excluding suburbs), and hence means a lot to employees who can commute using the same monthly pass. Two S-Bahn lines (S 3 and S4) operate to Eschborn. They both connect to Frankfurt Central Station.
Eschborn has 4 Schools
- Hartmutschule (Elementary)
- Süd-West-Schule (Elementary)
- Westerbach-Schule (Elementary), in Niederhöchstadt
- Heinrich-von-Kleist-Schule High School
Economy and Business
Following Government offices are located in Eschborn:
- Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA) - The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control
- Bundesnetzagentur (vormals RegTP; Außenstelle Hessen) - (The Federal Network Agency)
- Bundesrechnungshof - (Branch of the federal financial management)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - English
Many common companies have headquarters or branches located in Eschborn. Other Companies with branches in Eschborn are: Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young, Conti and Vodafone .
Points of interest
- Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) was quartered on 25 February 1795 as a young lieutenant in Eschborn. He wrote two letters to his sister.
- Karl-Heinz Koch (1924-2007), former Hessian minister of justice (CDU), father of Roland Koch
- Roland Koch (born 1958), politician, former Hessian Prime Minister (CDU), grew up in Eschborn and still lives there today.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eschborn.|
- Official website of the town of Eschborn
- Historische Gesellschaft Eschborn e. V.
- There is literature about Eschborn in the Hessian Bibliography
- Literature about Eschborn in the German National Library catalogue