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Hanau is a town in Main Kinzig Kreis, in Hesse Germany. It is located 12 miles east of Frankfurt an Main and its railway station is a major railway junction. As a place of settlements, Hanau was first mentioned in 1143. Then it was the site of a castle which used the waters of the River Kinzig as a defense. Starting from this castle a village developed and became a town in 1303. Due to this development was the fact, that the main church of Hanau stood outside its walls in the village of Kinzdorf. During World War II Hanau was for the most part destroyed by British air strikes in March 1945 a few days before it was taken by the US Army. At present, many inhabitants work in the technological industry or commute to Frankfurt.

Top Attractions Within Hanau

The German House of Goldsmiths Hanau is a cultural institution that promote and supports contemporary trends in jewellery as well as in metal hollow. The museum preserves traditional gold and silversmith techniques through competitions and exhibitions as well as publishing and publicity specifically for these events. Tourists can see all kinds of tools used in making the wonderful pieces of jewellery and actually see how these pieces are made.

Philippsruhe Castle is located in Hanau was built after 1701 as a baroque palace for Graf Phillipp Reinhard von Hanau. The architect was Julius Rothweil and later Jacques Girard. The palace was used as a summer residence by the Graves. The park was later remodelled into an English garden, thereafter and the rooms were rebuilt in Classic style. The palace is home to the Hanau Historical Museum and the Paper Theatre Museum.

Grimm House in Hanau is the place where the two brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born. Tourists can visit their house and get a glimpse of how they lived. There is also a Grimm national monument on the marketplace that commemorates them and their work.