Size: 21,114 sq km
Capitol: Wiesbaden - 272,636
The hub of international travel in Germany. Home of Frankfurt with it's international airport and center of Germany's publishing industry. The state shares a portion of the Rhine River with the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
This is another excellent base for those on a castle-hunting expedition, but with an affinity for big-city living, night-life and who favor wine over beer. Really!?