The Wetterau district is one of 21 Hessian administrative districts. It is part
of the administrative region of Darmstadt and was created in the course of the
regional reform. It was formed in 1972 through the merging of the Friedberg and
Currently, around 330,000 people live in the 25 towns and communities of the district.
From a topographical point of view, the district is dominated by the adjoining mountain ranges of the Taunus (in the west) and Vogelsberg (in the east). The fertile Wetterau district lies between these two ranges. In the south, the district is bordered by the metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.
The fertile soils in the Wetterau district are still actively used for agriculture. Agriculture defines the region just as much as the typical SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).
The other pages of the section ‘Living in the Wetterau district’ gives you more detailed information about Wetterau as a tourist destination and as a place to live as well as about education in the Wetterau district.