Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse, and is considered the business and financial centre of Germany.
Frankfurt has been dubbed " Manhattan " because of the high-rise forest that borders its horizon. These are offices of major credit institutions. The city of Hesse is in fact one of the largest financial centers in the world. It is also a very prosperous city whose inhabitants enjoy an income that appears as the highest on a national scale.
If you plan a visit to Frankfurt avoid, if you are not interested, the days of the most popular fairs as you will have difficulty finding accommodation and if you find it you are sure that its price will be multiplied several times compared to other periods of the year. The fairs that attract the greatest number of visitors are "Frankfurt Motor Show", a biennial event that occurs in September and the book fair that takes place every year in mid-October.
Frankfurt am Main is the city of contrasts. The old trading town, where since the 14th century the Roman-German emperors were elected and also crowned since the 16th century, has developed into a banking metropolis and service city. With its central location in the Rhine-Main area , the international airport and railway junction, it is easily accessible. Every day, more than 700,000 people commute from the surrounding countryside to work in the largest city in Hesse . In 2008, the city recorded 5,388,000 overnight stays. After Berlin , Hamburg , Munich and Cologne , it is the fifth largest city in Germany.
Frankfurt is not only the city of banks, but also of art and culture. No German city spends so much on its cultural institutions as Frankfurt. For example, the Frankfurt Opera has once again been awarded the title of "Opera House of the Year".
While most of the buildings in the inner town were destroyed during the second world war, many of them in Römerberg have been meticulously restored. The imposing town hall and the cathedral St Bartholomeus where emperors of the Holy Roman empire were crowned in the 17th and 18th centuries are among them. Walk on top of a tower or get to the Main for good views of the skyline.
The urban development extends far beyond the narrow city limits. Frankfurt has an extreme extent to the west and north, in the east Offenbach towers very far into it. There is a distance of some kilometers between the two city centers, while some parts of Frankfurt are much further away than Offenbach. There is a petty-bourgeois rivalry between Frankfurt and Offenbach. The narrower city region has about 1.9 million inhabitants, the entire Frankfurt Rhine-Main region is the second largest German metropolitan region with more than 5 million inhabitants after Rhine-Ruhr. Frankfurt is the headquarters of the European Central Bank and the most important financial center in Germany. As a trade fair city, Frankfurt has worldwide significance. It is also one of the most important transport hubs in Europe.
As with many other major German cities, Frankfurt's cityscape in the city center has changed radically since the Second World War. Of the formerly largest contiguous old town of Germany, only little is left, of more than 2,000 half-timbered houses survived only one largely unscathed, the house Wertheym at Fahror . In the old town are also the Frankfurt Imperial Cathedral and the famous Paulskirche. In the 1920s, the project New Frankfurt was launched, in which over 10,000 apartments and the Frankfurt kitchen was created. To this day, the buildings of that time coined the suburban settlements, such as the Roman city designed as a garden city.
Since the 1950s, Frankfurt has established itself as a high-rise city. The Henninger tower in Sachsenhausen was the first Frankfurt building in 1960, which at height (120 meters) surpassed the west tower of the imperial cathedral. Today, over two dozen skyscrapers form Frankfurt's distinctive skyline. However, derived terms such as "Bankfurt" or "Mainhattan" are not heard in the city like. Frankfurt itself promotes itself as the smallest metropolis in the world .
Most tourists focus on the city center . However, they miss out on the diversity of the Frankfurt districts. Frankfurt shows itself in quarters like Bornheim and Ostend (multicultural), Bockenheim (student), Sachsenhausen (chic) and Nordend (chic / alternative) from its most attractive and true side! There are also the most beautiful cafes and parks
Regarding the climate some summer days tend to be warm but all in all bearable for a tourist coming from the Mediterranean area. In winter, on the other hand, you might be so unlucky to run into -10. So it is better to be foresight and consult an online forecasting service first before preparing your suitcase.
Flights to Frankfurt
Frankfurt International Airport - FRA
The Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the continental Europe's second largest airport and the hub of the domiciled here Lufthansa . From Frankfurt you can fly to every corner of the world. The airport is connected to the ICE / IC network via the Airport Train Station and the S-Bahn trains, the regional train and regional express lines via the airport regional train station.
The airport is among the busiest in Europe — fourth in passenger traffic after London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Frankfurt is the banking centre of Germany and hosts numerous international trade fairs. Therefore all major airlines and all airline alliances fly frequently to Frankfurt and connect it to every inhabited continent and all major cities in the world. The German flag carrier Lufthansa is the main airline in Frankfurt and offers most connections. 106 airlines fly to 275 destinations in 111 countries from Frankfurt Airport, with approximately 1,365 flights per day. Lufthansa and their Star Alliance partners account for 77% of all passengers at Frankfurt Airport. 65% of all intercontinental flights in Germany are operated at Frankfurt Airport, followed by Munich Airport with 17%.
The low-cost airport Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) is located despite its name about 130 km from Frankfurt am Main and can be reached in 2 hours by bus from the main train station.
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Current conditions for Frankfurt, (FRA), Germany (50.05°/8.6°)
Altitude: 364.17ft / 111m
Temperature: 37.4 °F / 3 °C
- Feels like:
- 29 °F / -2 °C
- 32 °F / 0 °C
- Wind direction:
- 30° NNE
- Wind speed:
- 14mi per hr / 22km per hr (12kts per sec / 6m per sec)
- Cloud cover:
- 6.21mi / 10km
- 29.52in / 997mb
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