|Rüsselsheim aerial view. Wikipedia|
WHERE IS RÜSSELSHEIM?
Rüsselsheim am Main is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. It is located on the Main, between Frankfurt and Mainz, only a few kilometres from its mouth in Mainz.
|Location of Rüsselsheim am Main in Germany. Wikipedia|
RÜSSELSHEIM IS FAMOUS FOR...
…the presence of the German car company Adam Opel AG.
PLACES TO VISIT
|Russelsheim' Fort. Pixabay.com|
The oldest sight to see is the fort which dates back to the year 1399. On the ramparts which are accessible on foot and in the excavated east round tower, visitors get an impression of the fort and grounds.
The fort is also the home of the Town and Industry Museum which is well worth a visit. The museum clearly illustrates the connection between social history and the history of industry.
Art Centre Open Villas
|Art Centre. Ruesselsheim.de|
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Opel Villas are situated between the fort and the Town Park and today house the Art Centre. Mainly works of classical Modern Art are exhibited here.
On your tour of the town you shouldn’t miss the “memorial” on Löwenplatz. (Lion Square) It marks the place of Adam Opel’s first workshop and reminds us of its initial size in comparison to today’s factory.