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Offenbach-on-Main (Offenbach am Main [1]) is a city of about 120,000 inhabitants east of Frankfurt in Germany.


Offenbach was first mentioned in an official document of 977. At the end of the 17th century, Huguenot refugees arrived in Offenbach, causing a considerable increase of the population. In the 18th century, leather manufacuries were opened in the city, which were going to influence the city's character until the end of the 20th century. In 1954 its population grew to more than 100,000 inhabitants. Today, Offenbach still has some industry, but it was hit hard when the leather industry moved its production sites abroad and other industries faltered, too. This caused high unemployment rates and social problems in the town. In recent years, a new creative scene has developed in Offenbach with bars, shops and clubs. The city is growing again as many people resettle from Frankfurt due to high housing prices there and the proximity of both cities. Demographic change is palpable particularly in the Nordend, Westend and the city centre. In fact, Offenbach is closer to downtown Frankfurt than many of Frankfurt's boroughs. As both cities Both are lined up on the Main, it makes a very pleasant trip by bike. Offenbach has the highest percentage of foreign residents in all Germany, which gives it an outspokenly international and multi-cultural character.

Due to its proximity to Frankfurt, Offenbach is an interesting option for visitors looking for cheaper places to stay in the Rhein-Main region.

Get in[edit]

If you want to go to Offenbach, your best plan is to go to Frankfurt and then take either a car (or taxi), or the train.

By train[edit]

Offenbach Hauptbahnhof (main station):

  • Regional train (Regionalbahn), abbreviated RB 33 direction Hanau

By train underground[edit]

Several lines will take you from Frankfurt to Offenbach City:

  • S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 direction Hanau
  • S-Bahn lines S2 direction Offenbach or Dietzenbach
  • S-Bahn line S1 direction Rödermark-Ober-Roden

Get around[edit]

Bus Service gets you everywhere. Main Station for S-Bahn and Buses is Marktplatz. Ticket vending machines can be found at most bus station or just buy it from the bus driver (who can sell you 24h tickets, group tickets and tickets for the entire RMV-network.

To plan your trip with bus, S-Bahn or trains visit RMV

See[edit][add listing]

  • Deutsches Ledermuseum [2] (German Leather Museum) about the history of leather as a material has many exhibits about the subject. Including shoes and hand-bags, this museum is perfect for women - while still holding enough items of interest for those who can not quite comprehend their fascination with such accessories.

The Klingspor Museum a typography and type museum for modern book production.Opened November 7, 1953. It hold several exhibitions throughout the years. The collector Paul Ritter gave his Frans Masereel collection to the Klingspor-Museum, which represents a uniquely comprehensive exhibit of the work of this Flemish artist.

Leonhard Eißnert Park in 1911 it was still known as Waldpark by the 1960s it was still continued to be built. By 2001 a skatepark was built and by 2005 the redid the badminton fields.

Kickers Offenbach (OFC) the biggest soccer stadium in Offenbach. The stadium belonged to the national soccer league for seven years. In 1970 they won the DFB cup and became second of the German soccer champions in 1950 a

Do[edit][add listing]

  • King Kamehameha Beach Club: huge Beach Club with Palms, deck chairs, Bars, Beach Volleyball and Live Music on Thursdays
  • MTW: Club, Nordring 131: Variety of Music styles changing by the events, simply look it up on the website. This club located on the Main River was a created for meeting halls but they could not meet the building costs. They decided to rent out the place to a group of people and created MTW in english M T V. It turned out into one of the biggest and nicest clubs in Offenbach with 3 levels of dancing all night.[3]
  • Robert Johnson,Nordring 131: Very Hip Electro Music Club. Right next to MTW Club. [4]

  • Primus Line Main Ship Parties: Party Ship The 'Yacht Club' in Offenbach. It is next to the Rowing Club right across the river from the castle in Offenbach. An amazing club with a great view that you can not miss out on. Especially during those hot summer days its a great place to me at.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Shopping in Offenbach is really calm and friendly. They have Pedestrian Zones all along Frankfurterstrasse and Herrnstrasse making it easier for people to get around and see stuff without it being to overcrowded. Wilhelmsplatz a Farmers Market that is open every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings where everyone stops by to get fresh products and for every Saturday morning it is always exciting to find anything and everything at the Offenbach Flea Market.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Since Offenbach is a city with many immigrants, restaurants are very international.

  • Ye Babam Ye, Geleitstraße 9: One of the superb Kebab Houses which can be found in Offenbach. Try the dishes! [5]
  • Tri-Am, Biebererstrasse 84: Best Vietnamese in Town. No Take-Away Fastfood. Just a very good restaurant. [6]
  • Pizzeria Tevere, Sprendlinger Landstrasse 61: Very Good Pizza by Italians. [7]
  • Cabana, Berliner Straße (Mexican)
  • Leon Garcia's, Berliner Straße (Tapas Bar)
  • Restaurant Zo, A new trendy Cafe next to the Sheraton that is under a glass pavilion and directly across the street from City Hall. Mediterranean specialties in a 60s atmosphere that is a great place to eat and enjoy breakfast, brunch, dinner, or just to hang out

Very Good Restaurants can be found at the Wilhelmsplatz square. Fair prices. Good atmosphere!

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Sheraton Offenbach Hotel is the most popular hotel Offenbach has. It is located on Berliner Str. 111. This hotel is perfect for business meeting and for conferences. It has a shopping center right close by and a tremendous spa,wellness and fitness are right inside of the hotel. The hotel offers 221 and and is connected to the historic Buesing Palais.

  • Winter's Offenbacher Hof located on Ludwig Str. A cosy hotel with 74 rooms that is a friendlier and less expensive alternative compared to the Arabella Sheraton. It has above average reception services with a great bar. It's also only 5 min away from the central shopping center.

Stay Safe[edit]

Be wary of the youths loitering around Martin Luther Park. After their football 'accidentally' smashes into your face, that quiet kid sitting beside you will quickly leave- with your wallet or bag.

Get out[edit]

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