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Travel Insider Tips for Neu-Isenburg
Neu-Isenburg borders in the west and north on the district-free city of Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main, in the east on the district-free city of Offenbach and in the south on the towns of Dreieich (Dreieich vacation rentals | Dreieich travel guide), Langen (Langen vacation rentals | Langen travel guide) and Mörfelden-Walldorf (Groß-Gerau district).
Things to See in Neu-Isenburg
Neu-Isenburg is known far beyond its limits for the various events staged at the Hugenottenhalle. In this multipurpose hall with a variable capacity of up to 2,000 people, rock concerts are held, guest theatrical performances are given and dancing and music are performed. Citizens are offered a comprehensive cultural programme covering every genre.
Neu-Isenburg is especially well known in the Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) Rhine Main Region for its yearly summertime Open-Doors-Festival (formerly Musikspektakel). For three days, some 40 different bands and artists from all genres of music play. The event is attended by some 15,000 guests who enter free of charge, and is held on several different stages throughout the town area.
The parade on Shrove Monday (Rosenmontag) – sometimes called Lumpenmontag in Neu-Isenburg – running across the town enjoys great popularity.
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More about the History of Neu-Isenburg
Neu-Isenburg was founded on 24 July 1699 as a town of exiles by Huguenots, French Protestants who had had to flee their homeland after the Edict of Nantes was revoked. Their new landlord, Count Johann Philipp von Isenburg-Offenbach, guaranteed them safety, the free use of the French language and religious freedom.
In 1834, Neu-Isenburg had only 1,762 inhabitants. By 1939, there were 15,081. After Zeppelinheim was amalgamated and Gravenbruch had been built, the population reached 35,000 by 1983.
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The “Huguenot Town” of Neu-Isenburg with its outlying centres of Gravenbruch and Zeppelinheim is found in the Offenbach district in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany, right near Frankfurt am Main. It has 35,472 inhabitants (as at 31 December 2007).
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