The Hessian city of Rüsselsheim is located between Frankfurt and Mainz, just at the tailwater of the Main river, only a few kilometres before it flows into the Rhine. The city is quite industrialised, which can be traced back mostly to the founder of the car manufacturer Opel, Adam Opel, who was born in Rüsselsheim.
Beside the breadth of its leisure offer, Rüsselsheim is also a very innovative university city. Approx. 3000 students from numerous countries study engineering at the local division of the RheinMain university of applied sciences. Jazz lovers certainly already know this city. The Jazz Fabrik club is the hub of initiatives in this field since the year 1997, making Rüsselsheim a true city of jazz.
Art and culture:
Numerous attractions of the city centre invite one to discover Rüsselsheim.
• The urban stronghold, the beginnings of which date back to the year 1479, is the eldest symbol of the city. The eastern tower and the city walls that can be explored on foot, all allow one to get a good opinion of this imposing fortress. The stronghold also hosts the urban museum and the museum of industry.
• Art lovers shall definitely enjoy the recommendation to visit the Opelvillen gallery. These buildings are located between the stronghold and the city park, and this is the art centre. Visitors can primarily enjoy works of classic modernity here.
• No tour of Rüsselsheim would be complete without the old Opel plant. Called the Denkwerk, it is located where the first workshop of Adam Opel stood. It is fascinating to compare the size of the old plant with the new one.
• After an exhausting city tour, one can rest in the urban Verna-Park, hiding the ruins of a castle and a historic mill, available for resting.
Food and drink:
• The Bootshaus riverside restaurant The name is appropriate: the restaurant sits just by the river, its open terrace providing the guests with an unmatched view of the Main.
• The hunters' restaurant Rüsselsheimer Jägerhof The Jägerhof restaurant stands for regional specialities and a varied offer of their tartes flambees.
• Metropol Tandure restaurant The fusion of natural stones of the walls and warm colours of the earth created an atmosphere of calm and rest.
Further information may be found at: www.ruesselsheim.de