Living in Frankfurt

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Frankfurt am Main is a financial and service center of global importance and, as the focal point of the dynamic Rhine-Main economic region, is one of the leading locations for companies in Europe. Its central location, its excellent infrastructure with one of the world's most important international airports, Frankfurt Airport, the concentration of future-oriented companies of various sectors, and its internationality provide Frankfurt with its superior position when compared to other European cities. It is the location of 300 national and international banks, including: the German Central Bank, the European Central Bank, and the German Stock Exchange Group. Together with the Frankfurt Securities Exchange and the Eurex Futures Market, this Group is one of the leading securities and futures exchanges in the world. The city offers more than 590 000 jobs for workers from Frankfurt and the surrounding area.

But Frankfurt is not only a business city: it is also the city of Goethe, the location of the annual book fair, and the location of the German National Library. It enjoys an excellent reputation at both national and international levels as a cultural center. On the river banks of the “Main”, 11 well-known museums are located make up the “Museumsufer”. In total, there are 37 museums, 109 art galleries, 33 theaters, more than 50 cinemas and numerous other attractions, including the Frankfurt opera house, which has already been awarded the title of ‘Opera House of the Year’ for its overall artistic performances. The Frankfurt theater sets new accents in local and national cultural life with its high-quality productions and co-productions.

Frankfurt is a global and international city, located in the center of Europe. Among the approximately 660 000 inhabitants, nearly 25% are foreign citizens. Its cosmopolitan environment makes it easy for newcomers to settle down and make friends. More information.

Frankfurt also has beautiful surroundings with unique options for spending leisure time. The “Taunus Mountains”, the “Odenwald”, and the beautiful “Rheingau” wine-growing region are close destinations worth visiting and exploring.