Goldsmiths' House (Hanau old town hall)
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|• Lord Mayor||Claus Kaminsky (SPD)|
|• Total||76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||104 m (341 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||63450, 63452, 63454 63456, 63457|
Hanau is a town in Hesse, Germany. It is 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main, where the little river Kinzig joins the river Main. Hanau has about 89,000 inhabitants, and is the sixth-largest city in Hesse.
History[change | change source]
Hanau was first mentioned in 1143 and became a city in 1303.
During World War II Hanau was almost completely destroyed by British airstrikes in March 1945.
Famous people[change | change source]
The Brothers Grimm monument in front of the town hall
The castle Schloss Philippsruhe
The historic health establishment in Hanau-Wilhelmsbad
The port of Hanau
References[change | change source]
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