All about Hattersheim
At the heart of the lively Rhine-Main area, Hattersheim is located in the city triangle of Mainz, Frankfurt and Wiesbaden and in the direct vicinity of the Taunus and Rheingau regions. Hattersheim’s eventful history characterises the townscape just as much as the varied leisure opportunities: swimming in the loveliest open-air swimming pool in the region, regular live music events on Sunday mornings at the historic Alter Posthof, taking a ferry ride across the Main in Okriftel. Follow the tracks of history with a walk along the Keltenkreisel, the Altmünstermühle and the Urbansmühle.
This city on the Main combines urban life with great leisure and recreational value. The town’s excellent infrastructure also fosters the best living and working conditions. Thanks to outstanding transport links, the city centres of Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Mainz are accessible in less than half an hour by car or train (S-Bahn). To Frankfurt Airport it takes around 10 minutes by car.
Culture and History
Guests from near and far visit our city for transregional events. At the end of May every year, the ‘Klassikertage’ (‘Classic Days’), as one of Germany’s biggest vintage car rallies, attract thousands of visitors. In the summer months, the Sunday matinee ‘Die Post geht ab...!’ welcomes many guests to the historic inner courtyard of ‘Alter Posthof’. On the third Sunday of Advent, Hattersheim’s historic city centre is transformed into the most atmospheric Christmas market in the district, and indeed the largest one, with around 100 stalls.
Historical sights include the historic buildings of Alter Posthof, Nassauer Hof and the Catholic Parish Church of St. Martinus. Hattersheim is part of the Route of Industrial Culture (Industriekultur Rhein-Main), including the Art Nouveau waterworks, factory buildings on the site of the former chocolate factory Sarotti and the Eddersheim watergate.
The Keltenpark (Celtic Park) commemorates the discovery of a Celtic burial ground of transregional importance with over 50 graves. To date, further graves and evidence of a Celtic settlement have been discovered. The finds are currently being restored.
Life in Hattersheim
A comprehensive range of childcare services is available for children, ranging from toddler groups to crèches and day care centre to after-school care for schoolchildren. A complete range of schools as well as several universities and technical colleges/polytechnics in the Rhine-Main area ensure a universal education. In addition, the ISF International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main is located in the immediate vicinity.
Music as a means of communication and a principle for shaping life has a firm place in Hattersheim's cultural life. The Music School makes an important contribution to this. Children, young people and adults are inspired to make music and receive intensive support. Bookworms will find everything they are looking for at the public library. With more than 30,000 media it offers something for everyone.
Sports and meeting facilities, extensive green spaces, playgrounds and football fields, as well as more than 125 clubs and associations offer the best opportunities for active leisure activities. The Rhine-Main Regional Park offers relaxed recreation and varied restaurant options to enjoy.