City portrait

Frankfurt – the financial centre, the European city, the traffic hub, the smallest metropolis in the world. When you think of the city on the Main, you think of the airport, the Paulskirche and Goethe, the Stock Exchange, the Book Fair and the skyline. No doubt about it: Frankfurt brings opposites together in the most fruitful way. And in a most enjoyable manner, the advantages of a global city with tranquillity. A city with a savoir-vivre, in whose streets multilingualism is an accepted way of life. Yet often only a few steps separate global city flair and homey cosiness in Frankfurt. Part of the unmistakable style of the city on the river are the museums on the Main banks, the bold high-rise architecture, the thinkers of the Frankfurt School as well as the Grüne Soße, Ebbelwei and Frankfurter sausages. And last but not least, and indeed difficult to believe, the financial metropolis is not a stone juggernaut, but rather a very green city!

Frankfurter Hochhäuser © Foto: Tanja Schäfer

Frankfurt on the up and up

You can’t oversee them: the high-rise buildings that rise out of the city into the sky. It was disputed for a long time but today the skyline is a symbol for the dynamism of the city.

Vor der Börse: Statuen Bulle und Bär © Stadt Frankfurt am Main<br />

Global market place

Frankfurt, one of the first financial centres in Europe and since 1998, also the seat of the European Central Bank, is a ‘global player’ with the flair of a manageable mini-metropolis.

Römerberg mit Fachwerkzeile ©  PIA Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Michael Glowalla

Global village

Cider and sushi, skyscrapers and timber-framed buildings: Frankfurt is full of contrasts. It combines the modern with the traditional, the urban with the rural in a fascinating way.

Das Mainufer lädt zu zahlreichen Aktivitäten ein, © PIA Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Rainer Rüffer

City culture on the river

Palms on the Main, meadows and bridges, views and promenades: Frankfurt is a city on the river, and the Main riverbank has a lot to offer.

Die weltweit größte Bücherschau: die Frankfurter Buchmesse, © Frankfurter Buchmesse/Heimann

A good place for ideas

Mind and money – in Frankfurt, these don’t have to be opposites. Bridging the gap between culture and capital is a tradition in the Book Fair city.

Goethe auf einem Gemälde von Tischbein, © Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Städelmuseum

A famous son

Goethe. A world citizen par excellence – from Frankfurt. In his home city, you meet him wherever you look.

Die Taunusanlage inmitten der Stadt © PIA Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Rainer Rüffer

A very green city

Whether in the green belt, in parks or exotically in the Palm Garden – one of the lesser known features of the city on the Main is that it is one of the greenest cities in Europe.