Offenbach on the Move – How the Booming City Is Getting Fit for the Future
Interview with Lord Mayor Dr. Felix Schwenke
The city of Offenbach is located directly east of Frankfurt. Offenbach has around 130,000 inhabitants and has grown by around 10,000 in the last 10 years. Offenbach has also shown great dynamism in urban development in recent years, with new properties and high-rise buildings being built in particular at the harbor as well as the Kaiserlei district.
Because of its great internationality, Frankfurt’s neighboring city is considered the arrival city for many new residents who choose the Rhine-Main region. Reason enough to talk to Offenbach’s Lord Mayor Dr. Felix Schwenke (SPD party) to talk about the developments.
Dr. Felix Schwenke
The conversation with Felix Schwenke took place in September 2020 and will appear here soon. Readers of the SKYLINE NEWS will first have access to the interview.
Dr. Felix Schwenke, born in 1979, has been Lord Mayor of Offenbach since January 21, 2018. He was born in Frankfurt, but has lived in Offenbach since his birth. After completing his doctorate in political science, he taught as a high school teacher in Offenbach, worked for four years as a full-time city councilor (including city treasurer) and then as a voluntary city councilor.