A region with many faces

While Hessen is open-minded, international and modern, it’s also bound to its history and tradition.

Hessen’s towns and cities have a close-knit network of cultural institutions like museums, orchestras, theatres and exhibition spaces… and that’s not all: Hessen’s variety of cultural activities is matched by the diverse range of travel destinations found in its towns and cities. Hessen is shaped by its artists and institutions from the world of music, literature, theatre and dance, film and new media, visual arts and exhibitions. It’s also worth visiting the variety of mountains, castles, gardens, interesting museums, UNESCO world heritage sites – Lorsch Abbey, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes and fossil site at the Messel Pit – and much more!