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Eppstein (Hesse)

Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital.

Eppstein is a town in the Main-Taunus-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. Eppstein lies west of Frankfurt am Main, around 12 kilometers north east of the state capital Wiesbaden, and is at the edge of the Taunus mountains. To the north, Eppstein borders the city of Idstein and the municipality of Glashutten. To the east is the city of Kelkheim, to the south the city of Hofheim, and to the west the city of Wiesbaden and the municipality of Niedernhausen. It covered a population of 13,369 in the year 2004, with an area of 24.21 square kilometers, population density 556 per square kilometers and elevation of 255 meters.

The ruins of the Eppstein castle give character to the old city centre of Eppstein. From the Kaisertempel, built in 1894, there is a wonderful view of Eppstein. At the foot of the castle, in the middle of the historical old city, is the Talkirche, which today accommodates Eppstein's evangelical parish. Eppstein has a tram system joining Frankfurt and the town is around 3 kilometers from the A3 Autobahn. Bundesstrasse 455 passes through the town. The hundred year old railway station is in art nouveau style, and is currently unoccupied. In the course of the planned comprehensive train station renovation, this building will also be restored, and used again by the city or the train line.

Hesse is a state of Germany with an area of 21,110 square kilometers and just over six million inhabitants. The capital city of Hesse is Wiesbaden while its economic centre and largest city is nearby Frankfurt am Main and the surrounding Rhine Main Area. Situated in western-central Germany, Hesse borders on the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Eppstein can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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