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It is one of seven special status towns in Hessen and is located on the MAIN river, only a few kilometres from its mouth in MAINZ. The suburbs of Bauschheim and Königstädten are included in Rüsselsheim. Rüsselsheim has attained international recognition through the presence of the car manufacturer Opel.
The car manufacturer Opel and the ideal transportation location with many Motorway connections and direct train connections to Mainz, Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden and Darmstadt have resulted in the establishment of many businesses and the attraction of many commuters in Rüsselsheim.
Above all, Rüsselsheim is known for its car manufacturer Opel. The founder, Adam Opel, began as a trainee mechanic and originally founded a sewing machine factory. The first cars were built in 1898.
The European Centre of the Korean car manufacturer Hyundai was inaugarated in 2003.
EDS - Electronic Data Systems
The German centre of the America outsourcing company EDS is located in Rüsselsheim.
Recreational and sports facilities
Event spaces: Walter-Köbel-Halle (2500 spectators) Swimming pools: Freizeitbad an der Lache, Waldschwimmbad, Opelbad (no longer in use) Stadiums: Stadion am Sommerdamm, with a field including bleachers and an artificial field for hockey Boathouses: Bootshaus des Rudervereins Rüsselsheim am Main
Rüsselsheim features a large number of clubs. Some of them are members of national and international leagues.
tg 1862 Rüsselsheim is the biggest of Rüsselsheim's clubs with approx. 4,000 members. 30 sports are offered in 12 divisions. The volleyball and dancing teams are members of their respective national leagues.
JC Rüsselsheim offeres judo and other martial arts. A few German champions, as well as world champions, originate from this club.
Rüsselsheimer Ruderklub is best known for hockey. The women's and men's teams have won German championships and were the winners of the European Cup.
Flug-Sport-Club Rüsselsheim flies from its airfield on the Hoherodskopf.
DPSG Stamm Partner Erde is the Scout Group in Rüsselsheim. It is a member of the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg, the German Catholic Scout Association and as such a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. It has around 80 members and its headquarters at Georg-Jung-Str. 64.