Green and cosmopolitan, trendy and traditional: Frankfurt am Main is exciting and full of contradictions. Almost 747,000 people live in this Hessian metropolis. Located between the Stadtwald municipal forest and Taunus am Main, Frankfurt and its continually developing skyline has a more urbane atmosphere than any other city in Germany. Apart from the banking district, many places have an almost village-like charm. With its apple wine (Äppelwoi in the local dialect) pubs and exclusive bars, Frankfurt’s night life is also filled with delightful contrasts. The city’s historic landmarks can be found in the reconstructed Old Town with the Römerberg, Rathaus and Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral).
Frankfurt is world renowned above all as an international financial centre. The European Central Bank, German Central Bank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and numerous financial institutes are located here. Frankfurt is also a centre for industry, services and trade fairs as well as being the headquarters of major sports clubs. There are seven higher education institutions as well as numerous theatres, an opera house and concert halls, museums and galleries. And not least, Frankfurt is an important European transport hub!