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Coat of arms of the city of Dreieich
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Coordinates: 50 ° 1 ′  N , 8 ° 42 ′  E

Basic data
State : Hesse
Administrative region : Darmstadt
County : Offenbach
Height : 170 m above sea level NHN
Area : 53.3 km 2
Residents: 42,102 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 790 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 63303
Primaries : 06103, 06074
License plate : OF
Community key : 06 4 38 002
City structure: 5 districts

City administration address :
Hauptstrasse 45
63303 Dreieich
Website : www.dreieich.de
Mayor : Martin Burlon (independent)
Location of the city of Dreieich in the Offenbach district
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Dreieich ( listen ? / I ) is a town in the Offenbach district in Hesse and is located south of Frankfurt am Main . With over 42,000 inhabitants, it is the second largest municipality in the district. The administrative headquarters are in the largest district of Sprendlingen . Audio file / audio sample


Geographical location

Dreieich is located in the Offenbach district. The northernmost district of Sprendlingen is about 10 km south of Frankfurt am Main and about 20 km north of Darmstadt .

With the exception of Offenthal, the built-up areas of all parts of the city are lined up on the upper reaches of the Hengstbach , which runs through the city from southeast to northwest and, further to the west, feeds the Schwarzbach as a source river , which in turn flows into the Rhine south of the Mainspitze . The Bieber rises north of Götzenhain and runs north-east through Dietzenbach , Heusenstamm and Offenbach-Bieber to Mühlheim am Main . Very close to the headwaters of the Bieber, the Luderbach begins its course northwards through Neu-Isenburg into the Main near Frankfurt-Niederrad . The Fritzenwiesengraben drains the Offenthal district to the southwest to the Hegbach , also known as the Rutschbach . The highest point of the urban area is in the west of the Offenthal district at 195.3 meters in the Koberstädter Wald and on the city limits east of Offenthal, where the urban area on the western slope of the Bulau reaches 203 meters.

Neighboring communities

Dreieich borders the city of Neu-Isenburg in the north, the city of Offenbach in the northeast, the cities of Heusenstamm , Dietzenbach and Rödermark in the east, the municipality of Messel ( Darmstadt-Dieburg district ) and the city of Darmstadt in the south, and in the west to the city of Langen .

City structure

Starting from the northwest, the districts of Buchschlag , Sprendlingen , Dreieichenhain and Götzenhain line up seamlessly along the Hengstbach . Offenthal is around 1000 meters from Götzenhain, the most southeastern part of the city.


The name of the city goes back to a wild forest , the Wildbann Dreieich , which was mentioned in the 9th century. This was an area in which only the king had the right to hunt. The district of this Wildbanns Dreieich extended along the Lower Main from Aschaffenburg to Rüsselsheim and from Vilbel to Neunkircher Höhe in the Odenwald . The oak trees in the coat of arms of many communities in this area refer to this origin. Dreieichenhain developed into the center of the Wildbannforst Dreieich in the 11th century, when a tower castle of the Lords of Hagen (1075) was built here.

City foundation

In the course of the regional reform in Hesse on January 1, 1977, the law on the reorganization of the Offenbach district merged the cities of Dreieichenhain and Sprendlingen and the communities of Buchschlag, Götzenhain and Offenthal to form a city with the name Dreieich .

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Buchschlag coat of arms

The name Buchschlag used to refer to a forest district at this point. It is derived from an old beech stand near a barrier of the former Dreieicher Ringlandwehr on the road towards Mitteldick . Before the town of Buchschlag was founded, a Hessian district forest ranger had existed at this point since 1837 . In 1879 a train station was built in the middle of the forest on the Main-Neckar railway line . At the turn of the century, the two buildings were supplemented by the Maria-Hall stud farm owned by the Frankfurt factory owner Viktor Mössinger .

The place was founded in 1904 by the Frankfurt businessman Jakob Latscha as a villa colony in the independent forest area of Mitteldick . The first mayor from 1913 was Rudolf Binding .

Buchschlag has largely been able to preserve the character of a villa colony to this day: many Art Nouveau villas in the town center have been preserved and are listed as an ensemble . The newer parts of Buchschlag mostly also consist of detached houses.


Dreieichenhain coat of arms

According to an older tradition, there was a simple hunting lodge as early as the 9th century, which was expanded into a royal hunting lodge of stone buildings with a protective moat around 950. The early dating to the 9th and 10th centuries is now disputed in scientific research.

The hunting lodge was inhabited by the emperors and kings with their companions as long as they stayed here to hunt. The Hengstbach Valley to the Great Karl have so much that he decided to build his cabin here. According to legend, Karl's fourth wife Fastrada is said to have owned a magic ring and sunk it here in the castle pond. The emperor is said to have been magically tied to this hunting lodge in the grove and made it his favorite hunting spot.

A tower castle , Burg Hayn , was built in the 11th century . From here the Lords of Hagen , later: Hagen-Münzenberg (1075–1255), administered the royal wilderness forest Dreieich . The settlement next to the castle was indirectly mentioned as a city on September 23, 1256 ( Latin cives in hagen , citizens in Hagen ). Territorially, the city shared the fate of the Wildbanns Dreieich .


Gotzenhain's coat of arms

Although finds from prehistoric and early historical as well as Roman times are known from the area, the origin is assumed shortly before the year 1200. The reason given for the establishment of the town is that the imperial bailiffs at Dreieichenhain Castle needed additional farmland. Therefore, on the ridge Im Höchst (up to 192 meters above sea level) in the east of Dreieichenhain land was cleared and the place was created. Götzenhain used to be called a kitchen village for the castle residents, which could have its origin in these circumstances. Götzenhain was first mentioned in a document in 1318.


Offenthal's coat of arms

Offenthal was probably mentioned for the first time as "Ovemdan" in the boundary description of the Langener Mark . However, this document cannot be dated exactly, but falls within a possible period from 834 to 840. The first documented mention of Offenthal that can be reliably dated comes from the year 837, which is why the 1150th anniversary of the place was celebrated in 1987. Offenthal is the oldest settlement in today's Dreieich after Sprendlingen. The Counts of Isenburg owned Offenthal from 1489. The Gothic church of Offenthal has been preserved as an important architectural monument. It was donated around 1400 and is one of the oldest churches in the Offenbach district . After the Reformation was introduced in 1528, the parish became Lutheran, and from 1596 attempts were made to introduce Calvinism .


Sprendlingen's coat of arms

The first written mention of the district of Sprendlingen as Spiren Dilinger marca falls in the year 834. The existence of a church consecrated to St. Lawrence in Sprendilingun has been documented since 880 .

Due to the ending of the place name auf -ingen, it can be assumed that it was founded by the Alemanni , who settled in this area from the year 250 AD. Their place names usually contain a personal name, which is why the name Sprendlingen can stand for "People of Sprand", "... of Sprendilo" or "... of Spiridio".

Population development

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Book cover - 2,422 2,796 2,984 2,727 2,926
Dreieichenhain 998 5,073 6,858 8,000 8,030 8,252
Götzenhain 705 2,250 3,871 4,696 4,667 4,882
Offenthal 441 1,959 2,517 3,020 5,151 5,219
Jumpers 1,788 16,571 22,746 21,351 20,422 22,263

Culture and sights

Pole pyramid

Dreieichenhain is best known for the Haaner Curb ( parish fair ) at Whitsun and hosts a Christmas market , which has a national reputation due to Dreieichenhain's beautiful old town . The Haaner Curb is the largest parish fair in southern Hesse and attracts over 80,000 visitors every year. The highlights are the fireworks on Saturday evening and the traditional Kerbborschemarsch on Monday. Furthermore, the castle festival and jazz in the castle are held annually in Dreieichenhain.

Neuhof estate near Dreieich

The Burg Hayn is a highly medieval castle. The oldest part of the castle, the residential tower, was built in Salian times. It is one of the few secular architectural testimonies of the Salier period in Germany. Cultural events in the castle are the nationally known castle festival , the Hayner castle festival and the jazz festival Jazz in der Burg .

As part of the regional park initiative, a sculpture designed by the landscape architects Ipach and Dreisbusch was erected at the highest point in Götzenhain on the “Auf der Hub” path. It belongs to the regional park route. This work called pole pyramid ( 50 ° 0 ′ 41 ″  N , 8 ° 43 ′ 11 ″  O ) consists of 450 glued round timbers with a diameter of 24 cm. The sculpture is divided into two parts and is accessible and forms a line of sight to the Taunus and the Frankfurt skyline .

Buchschlag on the western edge of Dreieich owns outstanding Art Nouveau buildings by architects such as Wilhelm Koban , Ludwig Bernoully and Alois Beck, which are listed as a closed ensemble.

Works of art are installed in many places in the Dreieich public park, including the Euromal. It was created during the sculpture symposium in 1996. The individual pages were designed by 15 European artists from EU countries .

In Götzenhain, the Neuhof ( 50 ° 1 ′ 2 ″  N , 8 ° 43 ′ 46 ″  E ) is particularly worth seeing. Here an old farm estate has been expanded with half-timbered buildings. These extensions also house an inn. A golf course is located around the Neuhof.

Also the Philippseich Castle , located between Götzenhain and Offenthal, is worth seeing, but not to visit because it is privately owned.

The Protestant churches in Offenthal and Sprendlingen impress with their clear lines and their defensive character. The Protestant church in Götzenhain is a baroque building from 1776 .

The Hainer song

The Dreieichenhain local poet Johannes Winkel VIII (1861–1941) dedicated the Dreieichenhain folk song "Mein ist der Hain" to his place of birth. The tune flowed into the pen of Dreieichenhain pastor Fritz Creter (1903–1978) on January 8th, 1931 between 5pm and 5.30pm. The Dreieichenhain Evangelical Church Choir (directed by Fritz Creter) sang the song set to music for the first time in Waldstrasse 16, the home of the local poet Winkel, in his honor.

Economy, traffic, environment

Local public transport

Dreieich lies in the area of ​​the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund . At the station in Buchschlag there is a connection to the S-Bahn lines S 3 and S 4. The Dreieichbahn (RB61) Dieburg - Rödermark-Ober Roden - Dreieich-Offenthal - Dreieich-Götzenhain - Dreieich-Dreieichenhain - Dreieich-Weibelfeld - Dreieich-Sprendlingen and Dreieich-Buchschlag opens up the urban area. The RB61 also runs every half hour on weekdays from Dreieich-Buchschlag alternately to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Neu-Isenburg , on Saturdays and Sundays every hour with the terminus in Dreieich-Buchschlag . There are also several bus routes in Dreieich:

  1. Dreieich-Offenthal - Dreieich-Götzenhain - Dreieich-Dreieichenhain - Dreieich-Sprendlingen - Dreieich-Buchschlag - Frankfurt Airport (OF-64; city bus)
  2. Dreieich-Sprendlingen: community center - Berliner Ring - industrial area - Neu-Isenburg Bf (OF-67; city bus)
  3. Dreieich-Buchschlag Bf - Langener Waldsee - only seasonal during the Hessian school summer holidays (OF-65)
  4. Bus circuit cross connection Langen Bf - Dreieich - Dietzenbach - Rodgau - Seligenstadt Bf (OF-99)
  5. Dreieich-Offenthal train station - Dietzenbach - Heusenstamm train station (OF-96)
  6. Dreieich-Götzenhain train station - Neu-Isenburg - Frankfurt Südbahnhof (653)
  7. Darmstadt-Arheilgen - Langen - Dreieich-Sprendlingen - Neu-Isenburg Bf (662)
  8. Mörfelden Bf - Langen - Dreieich-Sprendlingen - Neu-Isenburg Bf (663)
  9. Langen Bf - Dreieich-Sprendlingen - Neu-Isenburg - Offenbach / Main Marktplatz (X83)
  10. Night bus Frankfurt - Neu-Isenburg - Dreieich-Sprendlingen - Langen - Darmstadt (n71)
  11. Night bus Frankfurt Airport - Dreieich-Buchschlag - Dreieich-Sprendlingen - Neu-Isenburg (n72)

Road traffic

The Federal Highway 661 provides the connection point Dreieich ago the road connections to Frankfurt. In addition, the state road 3262 Dreieich connects to the federal highway 5 in the west . Furthermore, the federal highway 486 via Langen also provides a connection to the federal highway 5.

At the end of 2006, however, the new bypass road around the Dreieich-Götzenhain district was opened on the cross-district connection, which was noticeably relieved of through traffic.

At the end of 2013, the Dreieich-Offenthal bypass was finally put into operation as part of the federal highway 486; The previous town through traffic was a bottleneck for many years, especially in the morning and evening rush hour traffic and caused annoying traffic jams in the direction of Rödermark-Urberach and Langen.

The former federal highway 3 runs through Dreieich-Sprendlingen and begins south of Hamburg ( Buxtehude ) and ends at the border with Switzerland near Basel ( Weil- Otterbach). In addition, the federal highway 46 to Offenbach begins in Dreieich-Sprendlingen .

Established businesses

Dreieich's original focus was on the field of textile production and processing. In the last five to ten years, however, Dreieich has developed into a central metropolitan area for the IT service industry. Significant resident IT companies or branches include:

In addition, the city is a regional point of contact for all kinds of purchases. In addition to branches of Obi , Real (formerly Wertkauf , then Walmart ) and Mann Mobilia , Dreieich has the largest BMW sales branch (the Frankfurt branch) outside of Munich. Other important employers in Dreieich are:

natural reserve

NSG Herrnröther- and Bornwaldswiesen von Sprendlingen

The Herrnröther- and Bornwaldswiesen nature reserve in Sprendlingen (NSG identification 1438016) is located east of the Sprendlingen district in the border area of ​​the natural areas of the Lower Maine Plain and Messel Hills. It covers around 43.83 hectares of forest, which is located in the urban area of ​​Dreieich.

It is mainly wet meadows that are protected there with communities of aquapark and pipe grass , which are used extensively. The NSG also includes fragments of a low-lying limestone bog and adjacent forest areas. There is an orchard meadow in the edge area . Breeding birds include red-backed shrimp , stonechat , nightingale and common redstart . The local populations of lapwing and common snipe have been extinct for years; ways are being sought to reintroduce these species.

The reason for the protection is the preservation of nutrient-poor to mesotrophic meadows with populations of the great meadow button ( Sanguisorba officinalis ) and colonies of the host ant Myrmica rubra . The aim is to maintain or reintroduce a management of the meadows that is conducive to the ecological demands of the species, is based on traditional forms of use and contributes to the maintenance of a nutrient balance that is favorable for the habitats and the preservation of seams and fallow land as networking areas.

NSG Luderbachaue from Dreieich

The nature reserve Luderbachaue von Dreieich (NSG identification 438028) is located in a larger agricultural and forestry area about one and a half kilometers northeast of the urban development of Dreieich . In the north the area borders on the state road 3117, in the west on the federal highway 661 and in the east on the federal road 459 . It covers over 290 hectares of forest, which is located in the urban area of ​​Dreieich. The nature reserve is named after the Luderbach , a left tributary of the Main , which rises near Dreieich and flows into Frankfurt am Main as Königsbach .

The purpose of the NSG designation is to protect the area with its rare plant species from interference. The Luderbachaue is an old grassland meadow , which emerged mainly from clearing in the 14th to 16th centuries. The surrounding forests were used as a realm or state forest, a southern part of the Dreieich Wildbanns , for several centuries like high forest and contained numerous old stocks of beech and oak. Considerable holdings of this have been preserved. Special features are the different natural forest types: oak-hornbeam-forests, alder-ash-alluvial forests, hornbeam and woodruff beech forests. The old trees with cave trees, standing and lying dead wood are significant . The different types of fungi are important for the forest ecosystem. As tree partners and decomposers, they create the basis for a rich spectrum of animal and plant species.

NSG Oberwiesen von Sprendlingen

The nature reserve Oberwiesen von Sprendlingen (NSG identification 1438026) is located east of the Dreieich district of Sprendlingen in the border area of ​​the natural areas of the Lower Maine Plain and the Messel Hügelland. It covers 17.02 hectares of meadows in the urban area of ​​Dreieich.

It is mainly wet meadows that are protected there, with communities of common groundwort and pipe grass, which are used extensively. In addition, the NSG includes fragments of a low lime bog and adjacent forest areas. There is an orchard meadow in the edge area . Breeding birds include red-backed shrimp , stonechat , nightingale and common redstart . The lapwing and common snipe have been extinct for years. Possibilities are to be sought to reintroduce these species there.

The purpose of protection is to maintain and develop the wet meadows, poor grasslands, sedge reeds, tall herbaceous meadows, reeds and alder willow trees as a habitat for numerous endangered animal and plant communities. At the same time, a network is to be achieved with the nearby, ecologically similarly structured nature reserve Herrnröther- and Bornwaldswiesen von Sprendlingen . The need for protection of the Oberwiesen has been documented in several scientific studies since the 1970s. On behalf of the upper nature conservation authority, a detailed protection assessment was drawn up in 1993. The expert opinion particularly emphasizes the botanical-ecological importance of the area. Due to the long development period and the different location conditions, a diverse meadow and grassland vegetation could be established.


City Council

The city council is the highest body of the city. Its political composition is determined every five years in local elections by the city's electorate. Whoever has reached the age of 18 and is a German citizen within the meaning of the Basic Law or a citizen of one of the other member states of the European Union may vote. Everyone has to have been registered in the city for at least three months.

The local elections on March 6, 2016 produced the following results, compared to previous local elections:

Distribution of seats in the 2016 city council
A total of 45 seats
Parties and constituencies b 2016 2011 2006 2001
Share a Seats Share a Seats Share a Seats Share a Seats
Social Democratic Party of Germany SPD 28.9 13 28.9 13 33.4 15th 33.8 15th
Christian Democratic Union of Germany CDU 28.9 13 28.4 13 36.5 17th 43.1 19th
Alliance 90 / The Greens GREEN 15.5 7th - - - - - -
Free Democratic Party FDP 9.3 4th 6.2 3 6.4 3 5.8 3
Alternative for Germany AfD 7.5 3 - - - - - -
Dreieich Free Voting Community FWG 6.6 3 7.1 3 7.5 3 4.6 2
The left LEFT 3.3 2 2.2 1 - - - -
Greens and citizens' initiatives list Dreieich GREEN / Bi - - 24.6 11 16.1 7th 12.7 6th
percentage of invalid votes 3.7 4.6 4.0 2.3
Total seats 45 45 b 45 45
voter turnout 46.1% 47.9% 47.5% 48.0%
a percentage of the valid votes cast
b In 2011 the table does not include the Dreieich Independent Community List with 1.5% and one seat.

45 city councilors and the city's local councils had to be elected for the legislative period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021. Of the 31,298 eligible voters, 14,444 voted. As a result, voter turnout fell from 47.9% in 2011 to 46.1% in 2016.

Foreigners Advisory Council

Dreieich has a foreigners advisory board that consists of 15 people. Different nationalities are represented, for example people from Turkey, Serbia, Italy, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Russia. The foreigners' advisory board meeting always meets two weeks before the city council meeting. The current chairwoman is Betül Gülmez-Götzmann.


Mayor of Dreieich
Term of office Surname person
January 1, 1977 to June 30, 1977 Erich Scheid SPD, state commissioner administration chief
July 1, 1977 to September 30, 1987 Hans Meudt CDU, first elected mayor
October 1, 1987– September 25, 2000 Bernd Abeln CDU
09/26/2000– 02/13/2007 Berthold Olschewsky CDU
February 14, 2007– January 28, 2019 Dieter Zimmer SPD, comes from Offenthal
2001-2006: 1st city council
01/29/2019 Martin Burlon Independent
2009–2018: 1st City Council

Dreieich's mayor is Martin Burlon; Dieter Zimmer (SPD) from Offenthal held this office until February 13, 2019. He was first elected in September 2006 with 67.1% of the vote and re-elected in 2012. Zimmer no longer stood as a candidate for the 2018 mayoral election. On October 28, 2018, the non-party First City Councilor Martin Burlon was elected the new mayor with 59.2% of the votes in the first ballot. Opposing candidates were Bettina Schmitt (CDU / 25.7%), Christian Kurz (no party / 11%) and Thomas Schüller (no party / 4.1%).

badges and flags

Banner Dreieich.svg

coat of arms

DEU Dreieich COA.svg

Blazon : "In silver, a red shield with a silver stag, above a five-leaf oak branch with three golden acorns."

The coat of arms of the city of Dreieich in the Offenbach district was approved by the Hessian Interior Minister on October 5, 1979 . It was designed by the Bad Nauheim heraldist Heinz Ritt .

The oak branch symbolizes speaking the name of the city and therefore the situation in the former hunting ground Dreieich. The five sheets stand for the five former cities and municipalities, today's districts of Dreieich, four of which already had an oak branch or an oak in their coat of arms. The deer comes from the only earlier coat of arms without oak, that of Sprendlingen, and thus symbolizes the deer leaping legend.


The flag was approved by the Hessian Minister of the Interior together with the coat of arms and is described as follows:

"On the red central panel, accompanied by two white side stripes, in the upper half the city coat of arms."

Town twinning


Elementary schools

  • Wingert School in Dreieich-Offenthal
  • Karl-Nahrgang-Schule in Dreieich-Götzenhain
  • Ludwig-Erk-School in Dreieich-Dreieichenhain
  • Schiller school in Dreieich-Sprendlingen
  • Gerhart Hauptmann School in Dreieich-Sprendlingen
  • Erich Kästner School in Dreieich-Sprendlingen
  • Selma-Lagerlöf-School in Dreieich-Buchschlag

Comprehensive schools

  • Weibelfeldschule in Dreieich-Dreieichenhain (cooperative comprehensive school with support level and upper secondary school level)
  • Heinrich-Heine-Schule in Dreieich-Sprendlingen (cooperative comprehensive school, European school of the state of Hesse and school with all-day offers (profile 2))

High schools

  • Ricarda Huch School in Dreieich-Sprendlingen
  • Gymnasium and Realschule for adults in HLL (House of Lifelong Learning, Dreieich Campus)

Vocational schools

  • Max-Eyth-School in Dreieich-Sprendlingen (with upper secondary school, house of lifelong learning, Dreieich campus)

Special school / school for learning assistance

  • Georg Büchner School in Dreieich-Sprendlingen

International private school

  • Strothoff-International School (Dreieich Campus), founded in 2008 by Hans Strothoff


  • Volkshochschule Kreis Offenbach (House of Lifelong Learning, Dreieich Campus)
  • Volkshochschule Dreieich (House of Lifelong Learning, Dreieich Campus)
  • Dreieich Music School (House of Lifelong Learning, Dreieich Campus)


  • Johann Philipp Holzmann was born on April 22nd, 1805 in the Kreuzmühle - the mill was then part of the Götzenhain district. Here in 1849 he laid the foundation stone for what would later become his construction company, the world company Philipp Holzmann AG.
  • Ludwig Erk (1807–1883), music educator, folk song collector and researcher, spent the years of his childhood (1813 to 1820) in Dreieichenhain in the half-timbered house Schulgasse 4 (today Alte Schulgasse).
  • Henri Vieuxtemps (1820–1881), famous Belgian violin player and composer, was at the height of his career as a “traveling violin virtuoso” when he lived with his family in Dreieichenhain from 1855 to 1864.
  • Jean Ruhl (1877–1957) was born in Götzenhain and was a member of the Reichstag in the early 1930s
  • Josef Neckermann (1912–1992), entrepreneur and dressage rider, lived in Götzenhain and most recently in Dreieichenhain.
  • Horst Schmidt (1925–1976) was born in Sprendlingen and was Hessian Minister of Social Affairs (SPD) from 1969 until his accidental death in 1976. Many important institutions are named after him today, such as the Horst Schmidt Clinics (HSK) in the Hessian state capital Wiesbaden .
  • Armin Hary (* 1937), German sprinter, lived in Dreieichenhain around 1960.
  • Jochem Jourdan (* 1937), architect
  • Barbara Beisinghoff (* 1945), graphic designer
  • Horst Ludwig Störmer (* 1949 in Frankfurt am Main ). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1998 and lived in the Sprendlingen district in his youth.
  • Dieter Müller (* 1954) grew up in Dreieich-Götzenhain. He is a former German national soccer player (12 senior international matches), top scorer in the Bundesliga and the 1976 European Football Championship.
  • Claus Hormel (* 1957) lives in Dreieich-Sprendlingen. He is a former German national handball player and became world champion in 1978.
  • Holger Kube Ventura (* 1966), art historian and curator
  • Hartmut Honka (* 1978), German politician (CDU)


Station logo SFD

In 1996, the SFD began working on the local cable broadcaster "Culture & Local Information in the Cable Network" - Klik TV for short - in Dreieich. The project "Schoolchildren make television in their city: STADT-FERNSEHEN-DREIEICH (SFD V)" is being developed as part of a three-year participation in a pilot project. The panel discussion with Hartmut Holzapfel, then Minister of Education, will be recorded in the Weibelfeld School.

At the beginning of July 1999, SFD and Klick TV separate. The latter resolves shortly thereafter. For “Jazz in der Burg”, the SFD receives a broadcast license from the LPR Hessen from August 18-23 and broadcasts 50 hours on MEDICOM's S16 channel. The SFD has its own feed point into the cable network.

By the end of 2002 there will be nine more event broadcast weeks with pre-produced contributions and live broadcasts, e.g. B. from the training fair or concerts in and outside the school. The SFD is financially supported by MEDICOM as well as the companies das Werk, Lufthansa, Techem and the car dealership Tarnow & Stegbauer. The SFD has been broadcasting a 24-hour program since 2005 and has been receivable in Dreieich on cable channel S13 since the beginning of 2011.


Dreieichs Stadtbücherei has a main office and five branches in the districts of Sprendlingen (two libraries), Dreieichenhain (two libraries), Götzenhain and Offenthal. The city library received the Hessian Library Prize in 2018. This award is given to public libraries that are particularly successful in implementing an integrated and customer-oriented concept.

Dreieich is the seat of the Sprendlinger Turngemeinde 1848 founded in 1848 as well as the 1993 founded and according to its own statements the world's first association for "time-shifted and long-sleeping people" ( night owls ) Delta t e. V.

Dreieich was the Hessentagstadt in 1977 .

The Black Knight Dreieich play in the electric wheelchair Bundesliga and became German champions in power chair hockey in 2016, 2017 and 2018 . Your 2nd team also plays this sport very successfully in the 2nd Bundesliga.

Since 2012 Dreieich accepts every year on the city cycling part.


  • Alfred Kurt: City and district of Offenbach in history , 1998, Bintz-Verlag, ISBN 3-87079-009-1 .
  • Eberhard Morell & Peter Hörr: Dreieich - Pictures of a City , 1996, ImHayn Verlag, ISBN 3-928149-05-9 .
  • Hanne Kulessa: Dreieich - Eine Stadt , 1989, Waldemar Kramer Verlag, ISBN 3-7829-0377-3 .
  • Hans Ludwig Schäfer: Dreieich Lexicon. Timeline and reference work , 2009 / 2. ext. u. verb. Ed. [2012], ImHayn Verlag, ISBN 978-3-928149-13-6 .
  • Henning Jost & Timo Seibert: Dreieich. Pictures of a time long past. Sutton Verlag, Erfurt 2001, ISBN 978-3-89702-390-1 .
  • Henning Jost, Timo Seibert & Marco Seibert: Dreieich. Telling pictures from five districts. Sutton Verlag, Erfurt 2004, ISBN 978-3-89702-711-4 .
  • Henning Jost & Timo Seibert: Dreieich in the post-war period: from zero hour to the founding of the city. Sutton Verlag, Erfurt 2012, ISBN 978-3-86680-983-3 .

Web links

Commons : Dreieich  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Dreieich  - travel guide
Wiktionary: Dreieich  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Hessian State Statistical Office: Population status on December 31, 2019 (districts and urban districts as well as municipalities, population figures based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ↑ Name of the water body according to WFD Hessen
  3. Law on the reorganization of the Offenbach district (GVBl. II 330-33) of June 26, 1974 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): Law and Ordinance Gazette for the State of Hesse . 1974 No. 22 , p. 316–318 , § 9 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 1.5 MB ]).
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