Eschborn is a town near Frankfurt am Main in the Main-Taunus district, Hesse
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, Germany
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. As of 2009, it had a population of 20,789, but boasts fulltime employment of over 30,000 people. It has one borough, Eschborn-Niederhoechstadt.

Eschborn is the home town of the former state premier Roland Koch
Roland Koch
Roland Koch is a German jurist and former conservative politician. He was Minister-President of Hesse from April 7, 1999, immediately becoming President of the Bundesrat, completing the term begun by his predecessor as Minister President, Hans Eichel, until his resignation on August 31, 2010...

, as well as the site of numerous corporations which profit from proximity to the city of Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

 without paying city taxes there.

The S-Bahn train station Eschborn Sued (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. As of 2010 you may use 2x S-Bahn train lines (No. S3/S4) to get to Eschborn. They are both connecting to the Frankfurt/Main main train station.

Eschborn provides expansive views of the Taunus mountain ranges, esp. 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' () 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
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, Vodafone
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 (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 Baader-Meinhof or RAF=Red Army Fraction (gang) assailants near his home in Bad Homburg (another Frankfurt suburb).

Most of "old" Eschborn is actually on the street Eschborn Hauptstrasse near the Eschborn S-Bahn station, including the Rathaus (Town Hall) and some old churches. The FC Eschborn soccer team, established in 1930, plays for the Oberliga Hessen (IV)

The former village of Niederhoechstadt (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.


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:

Many common companies have headquarters or branches located in Eschborn. The Provider Vodafone is located with a regional business unit in Eschborn with 2500 employees. Other Companies with branches in Eschborn are: Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young and IBM.

Points of interest

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