FRANKFURT CITY

Location and Activities

The City Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German state of Hessen. Its 755‘000  inhabitants make it the fifth-largest city in Germany.

The city is at the centre of the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany’s second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr Region.

It is a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. It is the site of many global and European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt Airport is among the world’s busiest. Frankfurt is the major financial centre of the European continent, with the headquarters of the European Central BankDeutsche Bundesbank, or the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Several fintech startups, automotive, technology and research, services, consulting, media and creative industries complement the economic base.

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s largest trade fairs. Major fairs include the Frankfurt Motor Show, the world’s largest motor show, or the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest book fair.

Sights

Shopping

  • Zeil Frankfurt’s central shopping street. It is a pedestrian-only area and is bordered by two large public squares, Hauptwache and Konstablerwache . It is the second most expensive street for shops to rent in Germany after the Kaufingerstraße in Munich. During the month before Christmas, the extended pedestrian-only zone is host to Frankfurt Christmas Market, one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets in Germany.
  • Goethestraße – Frankfurt’s most expensive shopping street with prestigious shops like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Tiffany, Vertu and Bulgari is located between the financial district and the city centre.
  • Freßgass – (which is just a Nickname given by the locals) is a pedestrian-only street section between Börsenstraße and Opernplatz in the city centre. The name translates as “feeding alley” because of its high concentration of gastronomy, but lately prestigious shops (e.g., Apple Store, Hugo Boss, Porsche Design) have moved here due to the lack of space in the neighbouring Goethestraße.

Culture

With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe. 20 museums are part of the Museumsufer, located on the front row of both sides of the Main riverbank or nearby.

Venues to visit:

Nightlife

Frankfurt offers a variety of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs. Clubs concentrate in and around the city centre and in the Ostend district, mainly close to Hanauer Landstraße. Restaurants, bars and pubs concentrate in SachsenhausenNordendBornheim and Bockenheim.

Clubs: King Kamehameha; Velvet Club, Cooky’s, Odeon

Restaurants

(Among the top 20 in 2020 from tripadvisor.com and timeout.com)

Shopping

Frankfurt offers so many sights to see. A relaxed stroll through the city reveals something amazing at every corner: architectural highlights, historic squares, streets and districts, churches, works of art and much more.

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