It was destroyed by fire in 1564 and rebuilt in 1578.
In 1635 Offenbach given to the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt but it was returned to the Isenburg-Birstein Count (later Prince) in 1642 and remained in that Principality until 1815 when the Congress of Vienna gave the city to the Austrian Emperor, Francis I.
During the Second World War the city suffered heavily from bombing by the Allied Forces.
More than half of the city's population have a non-German background, with Turks, former Yugoslavs, Arabs, Italians, Greeks and Poles as major groups.
A year later it was given to the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt. Grecce - 2770 Other significant communities are from Albania, Kosovo, Somalia, Pakistan, Ghana, Russia, Ukraine and Morocco .
Always very close to the city centre of Frankfurt, Offenbach was a popular location for business. Until the end of the 17th century, Offenbach remained a small town with less than a thousand habitants.
The inner town of Offenbach is quite large and has only a few suburbs.
In the east the three incorporated: Bürgel (incorporated 1908), Bieber (incorporated April 1, 1938), and Rumpenheim (incorporated April 4, 1942).During the Middle Ages Offenbach passed through many hands.Only in 1486 could the Count Ludwig of Isenburg finally take control of city for his family, and 1556 Count Reinhard of Isenburg relocated his Residence to Offenbach, building a palace, the Isenburger Schloß (Isenburg Palace), which was completed in 1559.In the 20th century the city's economy was dominated by the machine-building and leather industries, and it was also a major centre of the typography and design industries.Other important industries are the automobile and pharmaceutical industries.The town has its own trade fair, and many companies have opened facilities here because there are fewer restrictions and no closed businesses. With the coming into power of the earl Johann Philipp in 1685, the city began to develop and the population rose steadily.