Hesse is a region within Germany, with its capital city being Wiesbaden. The largest urban area in Hesse is Frankfurt, which serves as the country's primary financial hub. Darmstadt and Kassel are two other significant historical cities in the region. Hesse spans an area of 21,114.73 square kilometers and has a population of over six million people, ranking it seventh in size and fifth in population among the sixteen German states. The Frankfurt Rhine-Main area, the country's second-largest metropolitan region (following Rhine-Ruhr), is predominantly situated in Hesse. Additionally, Hesse encompasses Rhenish Hesse (Rheinhessen), an area in the neighboring state of Rhineland-Palatinate, within its cultural boundaries.
At 950.2 metres, the Wasserkuppe is the highest mountain in Hesse.
Rhön, wonderful roads for cycling, but not flat. Wasserkuppe had a motorcyclist meeting, hundreds of them. Impressive as well the little airport up there and many paragliders in the air. At lunch time for a coffee in Hünfeld, many memories concerning conferences there. Had a slow afternoon and read SZ because I wanted to stay at the Kanuclub Bad Hersfeld, but there was a meeting of motorsport fans just next door. Ended up at 18.30 in Wallenstein.