Hattersheim am Main — Commercial Center, Modern Culture

Hattersheim am Main comprises three districts, Hattersheim, Eddersheim and Okriftel, with the latter two facing the Main River and annexed in 1972. From here it is an easy commute to Frankfurt in the east or Wiesbaden and Mainz to the west.

This is primarily a commercial location, where you will see midsize and smaller companies that focus on manufacturing of metals and plastics as well as printing.

The town knows how to balance business with pleasure, and culture is certainly a focus here. Numerous functions are held throughout the year the historic Old Post Office and the local Town Hall. Music, theater, cabaret and exhibitions are regularly featured, not only within their premises, but under the open sky as well.

You will be interested in several nationally acclaimed events that take place here, including the Wäldchesfest in Okriftel during Pentecost. It includes Carnival Saturday, kicked off by a parade through the local streets.

Other big events are the Fishing Festival each August and the huge Christmas market, with its 140 stalls, conducted on Advent Sunday. A classic car show and the biannual Hattersheim Cabaret Days are also major attractions.

If you enjoy sports and recreation, you will be in good company here. There are sports facilities, civic groups and clubhouses in all three districts, as over 120 (!) clubs and organizations provide opportunities for active leisure. You will find heated pools at Familienbad, tennis courts, a squash center, fishing boats, bowling alleys, skateboarding areas, table tennis halls and riding stables to keep you amused and fit.

While you are here, be sure to visit the Rosarium Hattersheim, where a 13,000-square-meter garden continues a centuries-old local tradition of cultivating roses for show and export.

You will also want to explore the surrounding nature reserve, containing woods and orchards, lush greenery and occasional gravel pits. Not surprisingly, cycling is also a favored pastime among the residents.

 

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