Being very close to Frankfurt am Main and the Frankfurt International Airport, the Groß-Gerau district in the state of Hesse became worldwide popular for the Opel factories in Rüsselsheim — as it became a sister company of General Motors.
Groß-Gerau District Map
Towns & Villages in the Groß-Gerau District
Explore this district and see that agriculture played an important role here. Nowadays though it is more an industrial place. It became important as it brings economic prosperity and sets cultural accents.
I should even say that it is about 1,100 years old. In the year 910 the Gerauer Mark were founded, an area which comprised of 15 villages and small townships.
Here’s what you can do… when you get off the airplane (usually at Frankfurt International Airport; which is in the north-east corner of this very Groß-Gerau district), go take a look at those factories in Rüsselsheim. Or spend some time in Mörfelden-Walldorf including a walk through the nature reserve Mönchsbruch.
Or enjoy your time in one of the municipalities and their quietness and native Hessian way of life.
Go for it! :-)