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Bensheim
Coat of arms of Bensheim
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Bergstraße
Elevation
123 m (404 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total 39,521
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
64601 – 64625
Dialling codes 06251
Vehicle registration HP
Website www.bensheim.de

Bensheim is a city in Hesse, Germany. It is at the edge of the Odenwald and near to the river Rhine. It had 39,642 inhabitants in 2005 and is the biggest city of the Bergstraße district.

Industry

Economically it is in an area where wine grapes are grown. Many small businesses in the areas such as electronics, software development or services can be found.

The city has also factories/offices of Sirona former known as Siemens, Tyco International, Akzo Nobel , Suzuki and SAP SI.

Bensheim-Auerbach - Fürstenlager State Park

The ”Fürstenlager” near Bensheim-Auerbach are simple buildings built like a village around the Good Well in the middle of a landscaped park. Its owners sought the peace of a rural idyll far removed from the court.

Neighbouring communities and areas

To the West, Bensheim borders Lorsch and Einhausen; to the North Zwingenberg; to the East Lautertal; and to the South Heppenheim.

It is also known for its good traffic connections to other nearby cities. In the North Darmstadt and Frankfurt am Main; in the East Worms; and in the South Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen are all within an hour's drive.

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