Frankfurt am Main
The city of Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in Hesse with almost 800,000 inhabitants and the fifth largest in Germany. It is located in the center of the Frankfurt / Rhine-Main metropolitan region.
View from the old town to the river Main and the skyline.
Frankfurt am Main
Special characteristics for Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main is one of the most important international financial centers in the world. The city is the seat of the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank and the German Stock Exchange. Numerous financial institutions are also located here and have their headquarters here. These include Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and KfW. In addition, numerous world-leading trade fairs take place in the Frankfurt Fair, such as the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The city on the Main is often called Mainhatten because its high-rise skyline is unique in Germany and thus a comparison with Manhattan in New York is expressed.
Frankfurt is in a geographically central location in Germany and Europe. This location has made it a European transport hub. Frankfurt am Main Airport is one of the airports with the largest number of passengers in the world. After Hamburg Central Station, Frankfurt Central Station is the station with the most travelers in Germany. The Frankfurter Kreuz motorway junction is the busiest road junction in Germany. The Internet hub DE-CIX has the largest data throughput worldwide.
Frankfurt for visitors and tourists
Visitors interested in culture will find pleasure in the numerous well-known museums in Frankfurt. The Senckenberg Natural History Museum or the Schirn Kunsthalle and the Museum of Modern Art in the city center apply here. Numerous museums are located near to each other beside the river Main.
The area around the Römer and the newly designed old town with the imperial cathedral and the Paulskirche as well as Goethe's birthplace are particularly popular for tourists.
The Frankfurt Zoo, the ice rink (Eissporthalle) or the Junge Museum (formerly the children's museum) are particularly worthwhile for visitors with children.
Frankfurt festivals and folk festivals
Famous folk festivals are the Wäldchestag, the twice a year happening “Dippemess”, the Main Festival, the big Christmas market as well as the Höchst Castle Festival (Höchster Schlossfest) and the Museums festival (Museumsuferfest).
The old opera (Alter Oper), the Frankfurt Opera and the Schauspiel Frankfurt as well as numerous other stages such as the New Theater testify the cultural diversity. Concerts with top acts are mainly held in the Festhalle or in the Waldstadion (Deutsche Bank Park).