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Encyclopedia > Rüsselsheim
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Basic Data
State: Hessen
Regierungsbezirk: Darmstadt
County: Groß-Gerau
Location: 50° 00' N. Latitude
08° 26' E. Longitude
Elevation: 88 m above sea level
Area: 58.3 km²
Population: 59,703 (December 31, 2003)
Population density: 1,024 people per km²
Postal code: 65428
Area code: 06142
Car designation: GG
Address of the
city administration:
Marktplatz 4
65428 Rüsselsheim
Website: www.stadt-ruesselsheim.de
E-Mail Address: mailto:oeffentlichkeitsarbeit@stadt-ruesselsheim.de
Politics
Mayor: Stefan Gieltowski

Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. from German wikipedia, the coat of arms (crest) of Ruesselsheim File links The following pages link to this file: Rüsselsheim ... map of Germany with Ruesselsheim marked, from German Wikipedia File links The following pages link to this file: Rüsselsheim ... A state is an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government, and possessing internal and external sovereignty. ... Hesse is also the name of the German writer Hermann Hesse, as well as the German mathematician Otto Hesse. ... Map of Germany showing Darmstadt Darmstadt is a city in the Bundesland (federal state) of Hessen in Germany. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Groß-Gerau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Hesse, Germany. ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... A license plate (or licence plate), number plate or registration plate is a small plate attached to a vehicle. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Groß-Gerau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Hesse, Germany. ... The Rhein-Main Region is a metropolitan area in western Germany. ...


It is one of seven special status cities in Hessen and is located on the Main, only a few kilometers from its mouth in Mainz. The suburbs Bauschheim and Königstädten are a part of Rüsselsheim, along with the city proper. Rüsselsheim has attained interational recognition through the presence of the automobile manufacturer Opel. Hesse is also the name of the German writer Hermann Hesse, as well as the German mathematician Otto Hesse. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... Map of Germany showing Mainz Mainz (French Mayence) is a city in Germany, which is the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... Opel, originally and more correctly known as Adam Opel AG is an automobile maker in Germany. ...

Contents

History

Rüsselsheim emerged from a settlement of the Count of Katzenelnbogen. Katzenelnbogen is the name of a medieval German county in todays state of Hesse as well as, today, of a castle and small city in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ...


The name of the city evolved over the course of time:

  • 764/5 Rucile(n)sheim
  • before 1130 Ruozcelenesheim
  • 1336 Ruzelnsheim
  • 1275 Ruozelsheim
  • 1640 Ruselsem
  • 1840 Rüsselsheim

Politics

Coat of Arms

In the city's coat of arms there is a silver "Doppelhaken" (a double check-mark) and two silver stars on a blue background.


The "Doppelhaken" is also called a "Wolfsangel" (wolf hook), however, it is not clear whether or not it was actually used to kill wolves. Some also see the "Doppelhaken" as a grappling hook.


The two stars indicate that Rüsselsheim used to belong to Katzenelnbogen County, which also bore these stars on its crest. Katzenelnbogen is the name of a medieval German county in todays state of Hesse as well as, today, of a castle and small city in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ...


Mayor

1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article needs cleanup. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003. ...

City Partnerships

Since 1961 Ruesselsheim has taken part in an international city partnership. A regular exchange of culture and sports takes place between the four partner cities. Among other things, there are regular competitions between the four cities.


The first partnership began in 1961 with the French city Evreux, the capital of the Département of Eure, with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. Evreux is about 100km from both Paris and the Normandy Coast. In terms of history, Evreux offers historical monuments from the Gallo-Roman period (3rd century) and a cathedral from the 13th century. The economy of the city is based on business from the printing, electronics and pharmaceutical industries. 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... Évreux is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Eure département, of which it is the préfecture (capital). ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a former country (a Duchy) situated in northern France occupying the lower Seine area (upper or Haute-Normandie) and the region to the west (lower or Basse-Normandie) as far as the Cotentin Peninsula. ... The term Gallo-Roman describes the Romanized culture of Gaul under the rule of the Roman Empire, particularly the areas of Gallia Narbonensis that developed into Occitania, and to a lesser degree, Aquitania. ... (2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century - other centuries) Events The Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


In 1977 Rugby (England) was added as the second partner city. The city has a population of about 70,000 and is located in Warwickshire County. It became well-known because of the public school with same name, as well as the sport "rugby." Rugby is a transportation junction between London, Birmingham and the north of England and its economy is based on industry and agriculture. 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in central England upon the River Avon. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur) is a landlocked county in central England. ... This article discusses the sport Rugby. For other uses see Rugby. ... Greater London and the Regions of England. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ...


In 1979 the city of Varkaus, in Finland, was added. A quarter of the city is water, and as a city with bridges and canals, Varkaus is a favorite tourist destination, both in summer (baths and boot tours) as well as in winter (100km cross-country ski runs). 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Varkaus is a Middle-Savonian industrial town and municipality of Finland. ... A Tourist destination is a city, town or other area the economy of which is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from Tourism. ... Skiing by free technique/skating Cross-country skiing (aka XC skiing) is an adventure and fitness activity as well as a competitive winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily in Europe and Canada. ...


In 1991 the city Kecskemét formed a partnership with Ruesselsheim and is the most recent addition. Kecskemét is the capital of the Hungarian komitat Bács-Kiskun, with a population of about 100,000. Kecskemét is located in the national park Kiskunság between Donau and Theiss. Well-know people from the city include the playwright József Katona, the painter János Muroközy, and the composer Zoltán Kodály. Art, education and agriculture shape the city. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kecskemét is a city in the central part of Hungary, halfway between Budapest and Szeged, 86 kilometres from both of them, almost equal distance from the two big rivers of our country, the Danube and the Tisza. ... Bács-Kiskun is the name of an administrative county ( comitatus or megye) in southern Hungary, on the border with Serbia. ... For other uses of Danube, see Danube (disambiguation). ... The Tisza (in Hungarian, Ukrainian: Tysa/Тиса, Russian: Tisa/Тиса, Romanian, Slovak and Serbian: Tisa, German: Theiß, Latin: Tissus, Tisia or Pathissus) is a river, tributary of the Danube and one of the major rivers of Central Europe, passing through Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Serbia and Montenegro. ... Zoltán Kodály Zoltán Kodály ( December 16, 1882 – March 6, 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, linguist and philosopher. ...


The attempt to add the Turkish spa city Bodrum as a fifth city failed. Bodrum is a Turkish port located in the Gulf of Gokova, on the Bodrum Peninsula, right across the Greek island of Kos in a part of Asia Minor known in ancient times as Caria. ...


Economy

The automobile manufacturer Opel and the ideal transportation location with many highway connections and direct train connections to Mainz, Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden and Darmstadt have resulted in the establishment of many businesses and the attraction of many communters in Rüsselsheim. Opel, originally and more correctly known as Adam Opel AG is an automobile maker in Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Mainz Mainz (French Mayence) is a city in Germany, which is the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Darmstadt Darmstadt is a city in the Bundesland (federal state) of Hessen in Germany. ...


Local Companies

Opel


Above all, Ruesselsheim is known for the automobile manufacturer Opel. The founder, Adam Opel, began as a trainee mechanic and originally founded a sewing machine factory. The first cars were built in 1898. Opel, originally and more correctly known as Adam Opel AG is an automobile maker in Germany. ... Founder of the German car-maker Opel. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Hyundai


The European Center of the Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai was inaugarated in 2003. The Hyundai Group, founded by Chung Ju-yung in 1947 as a construction company, was once South Koreas biggest conglomerate (chaebol). ...


EDS - Electronic Data Systems


The German center of the America outsourcing company EDS is located in Rüsselsheim. Outsourcing is often defined as the delegation of non-core operations or jobs from internal production to an external entity (such as a subcontractor) that specializes in that operation. ... Electronic Data Systems (EDS) (NYSE: EDS) is a global information technology services company that was established in 1962 by Ross Perot and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. ...


Public Facilities

Culture

The Ruesselsheim Theater provides 865 seats in stalls and tiers in the big hall. The theater’s programming consists of plays, concerts, operas, operettas, musicals, ballets and dancing. A play (noun) is a common literary form, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... This article is about opera as an art form. ... Operetta (literally, little opera) is a performance art-form similar to opera, though it generally deals with less serious topics. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A performance of The Nutcracker ballet Ballet is the name given to a specfic dance form and technique. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ...


The Ruesselsheim Museum, which was designated in 1980 with the Council of Europe’s museum award as a "Model Museum," focuses in particular on the development of labor procedures and labor conditions from prehistory to the present. The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg The Council of Europe is an international organisation of 46 member states in the European region. ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... Present may mean: present (time): time that is neither past nor future a gift: thing given free of charge, gratis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Educational institutions

Fachhochschule Wiesbaden

The Fachhochschule Wiesbaden is an advanced technical college which has a branch in the city of Rüsselsheim. The techinical departments of the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden are primarily located here.


Courses of study:

  • Television engineering and electronic media
  • Autmotive, industrial, energy, and design engineering
  • Environmental technology
  • Physical technology, nanotechnology, computational engineering and medical technology
  • Air traffic systems, marketing and control
  • Media technology, information technology and electrical engineering

Recreational and Sports Facilities

Event spaces: Walter-Köbel-Halle (2500 spectators)
Swimming pools: Freizeitbad an der Lache, Waldschwimmbad, Opelbad (no longer in use)
Stadiums: Stadion am Sommerdamm, with a field including bleachers and an artificial field for hockey
Boathouses: Bootshaus des Rudervereins Rüsselsheim am Main


Clubs

Rüsselsheim features a large number of clubs. Some of them are members of national and international leagues.

  • tg 1862 Rüsselsheim is the biggest of Rüsselsheim's clubs with approx. 4,000 members. 30 sports are offered in 12 divisions. The volleyball and dacing teams are members of their respective national leagues.
  • JC Rüsselsheim offeres judo and other martial arts. A few German champions, as well as world champions, originate from this club.
  • Rüsselsheimer Ruderklub is best known for hockey. The women's and men's teams have won German championships and were the winners of the European Cup.
  • Flug-Sport-Club Rüsselsheim flies from its airfield on the Hoherodskopf.

In 2004 the Volunteer Fire Department of the city of Rüsselsheim was 125 years old.


Development of the downtown

Additions

  • 1951 Haßloch
  • 1956 Königstädten
  • 1970 Bauschheim

People

Honorary citizens

  • Ludwig Dörfler, former mayor of Rüsselsheim
  • Roland Plaisance, former mayor of Rüsselsheim's partner city Evreux

Évreux is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Eure département, of which it is the préfecture (capital). ...

Sons and Daughters of the City

Founder of the German car-maker Opel. ... Opel, originally and more correctly known as Adam Opel AG is an Germany. ... Norbert Blüm (born July 21, 1935) is a German federal legislator from North Rhine-Westphalia, Chairman of the CDU there, and former minister for labor and social affairs (for 16 years in the government of Helmut Kohl). ... This article needs cleanup. ... Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs (b. ... The word physicist should not be confused with physician, which means medical doctor. ... DTAG corporate headquartiers, Bonn The Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) (abbreviated DTAG) is the biggest German telecommunications company. ...

People who have had influence in Rüsselsheim

  • Diether Ritzert, painter und designer (1927-1987)
  • Wilhelm Hammann, Buchenwald prisoner, district administrator of Groß-Gerau (1897-1955)
  • Ottmar Hörl, artist (1950)

1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

References

  • This article is based on a translation of the corresponding article from the German Wikipedia, retrieved on May 10, 2005.

External links

  • Official site (http://www.stadt-ruesselsheim.de)

 
 

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