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Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main skyline
Frankfurt am Main skyline
Coat of arms Location
Coat of arms of Frankfurt am Main
Administration
Country Flag of Germany Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Urban district
City subdivisions 16 districts (Ortsbezirke)
46 boroughs (Stadtteile)
Lord Mayor Petra Roth (CDU)
Governing parties CDUGreens
Basic statistics
Area 248.31 km² (95.9 sq mi)
Elevation 112 m  (367 ft)
Population  667,598  (10/12/2007)[1]
 - Density 2,689 /km² (6,963 /sq mi)
 - Metro 5,800,000 (05/2008)
Founded 1st century
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate F
Postal codes 60001-60599, 65901-65936
Area codes 069, 06109, 06101
Website www.frankfurt.de
Location of the city of Frankfurt am Main within Hesse

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Frankfurt am Main  (German: [ˈfʁaŋkfʊɐtʰ], English: [ˈfɹæŋkfɜːt]) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2007 population of 667,598. The urban area had an estimated population of 2.26 million in 2001.[1] The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine Main Area which has a population of 5.3 million and is Germany's second largest metropolitan area. The name Frankfurt is associated with: the town Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, western Germany; the town Frankfurt an der Oder in Brandenburg, eastern Germany; the former district (Bezirk) Frankfurt in the GDR, see subdivisions of the German Democratic Republic; the district in Markt Taschendorf, Bavaria, Germany; the district in... Image File history File links De-Frankfurt am Main-pronunciation. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE7 Capital Wiesbaden Largest city Frankfurt Minister-President Roland Koch (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 5 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  21,100 km² (8,147 sq mi) Population 6,077,000 (08/2006)[1]  - Density... Position of cities in Germany This is a list of cities in Germany with more than 100,000 inhabitants. ... Skyscrapers in Downtown Frankfurt The Frankfurt Rhine Main Area, often referred to as Rhine Main Area (German: Rhein-Main Gebiet) or Greater Frankfurt is a Metropolitan Area located in central western Germany, that encompasses parts of three federal states: Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria. ... Germanys population pyramid. ...


Situated on the River Main, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and one of the two largest financial centres in continental Europe, the other being Paris. It is the place of residence of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair. Frankfurt International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports, Frankfurt Central Station is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe, and the Frankfurter Kreuz (Autobahn interchange) is the most heavily used interchange in Europe. Frankfurt is the only German city listed as one of ten Alpha world cities.[2] For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... The field of finance refers to the concepts of time, money and risk and how they are interelated. ... Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Headquarters Coordinates , , Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain Currency Euro ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves €43bn directly, €338bn through the Eurosystem (including gold deposits). ... The Deutsche Bundesbank (German Federal Bank) is the central bank of Germany and a part of the European System of Central Banks. ... The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside) The DAX chart (inside) The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German: FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) is a stock exchange located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Frankfurt Trade Fair (German Messe Frankfurt) is the trade fair ground and company in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (translates from German as Frankfurt (Main) central station, short form Frankfurt (Main) Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof for Frankfurt am Main and, along with Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe. ... Aerial view, A3 vertically, A5 horizontally. ... This article is about the German, Austrian and Swiss road system. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... “World city” redirects here. ...


Among English speakers the city is commonly known simply as "Frankfurt", though Germans occasionally call it by its full name when it is necessary to distinguish it from the other (significantly smaller) Frankfurt in the German state of Brandenburg, known as Frankfurt (Oder). It was once called Frankfort-on-the-Main in English, a translation of Frankfurt am Main. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For the similarly spelled Brandenberg, see Brandenberg (Austria) or Brandenburg (disambiguation) Location Coordinates , , Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE4 Capital Potsdam Minister-President Matthias Platzeck (SPD) Governing parties SPD / CDU Votes in Bundesrat 4 (of 69) Basic statistics Area  29,479 km² (11,382... Frankfurt (Oder) ( Sorbian/Lusatian: Frankobord ) is a city in Brandenburg, Germany located on the Oder River, on the German-Polish border directly opposite the city of SÅ‚ubice. ...

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Overview

Frankfurt skyline
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, the former IG Farben Building
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, the former IG Farben Building

The three pillars of Frankfurt's economy are finance, transport, and trade fairs. Frankfurt has been Germany's financial centre for centuries, and it is the home of a number of major banks and brokerages. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is by far Germany's largest, and is one of the world's most important. Frankfurt is also the seat of the European Central Bank which sets monetary policy for the Eurozone economy, and of the German Federal Bank. Over 300 national and international banks are represented including the headquarters of the major German banks. The IG Farben Building or the Poelzig Building, was built from 1928 to 1930[1] as the corporate headquarters of the IG Farben conglomerate in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside) The DAX chart (inside) The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German: FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) is a stock exchange located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Headquarters Coordinates , , Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain Currency Euro ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves €43bn directly, €338bn through the Eurosystem (including gold deposits). ... The Eurozone (also called Euro Area, Eurosystem or Euroland) refers to the European Union member states that have adopted the euro currency union. ... The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany and a part of the European System of Central Banks. ...


Frankfurt has an excellent transportation infrastructure, and the Frankfurt International Airport is a major European aviation hub. Its central location at the heart of Europe and its excellent accessibility by air, rail and road make Frankfurt Airport City especially attractive. Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


In addition, many large trade fairs are held in Frankfurt each year, notably the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, the world's largest motor show, and the Frankfurter Buchmesse, the world's largest book fair. The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ... The Frankfurt Book Fair (German: Frankfurter Buchmesse) is the worlds largest trade fair for books, held annually in mid-October in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


Frankfurt is also home to many cultural and educational institutions including the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, many museums and a large botanical garden, the Palmengarten. Frankfurt's second major university, Business School of Finance and Management, focuses on finance. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a significant German poet This article deals with the Culture of Germany as a political state within Europe; for a review of the culture of the German-speaking world, see Culture of German-speaking Europe. ... I.G.Farben Building at Campus Westend The Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main (commonly called the University of Frankfurt) was founded in 1914 as a Citizens University, which means that while it was a State university of Prussia, it had been founded and financed by the wealthy... The Palmengarten is one of two botanical gardens in Frankfurt am Main and is located in the city district Westend-Süd. ... The Business School of Finance and Management (former Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft, HfB) is located in Frankfurt, Germany. ...


Frankfurt is one of only four European cities that have a significant number of high-rise skyscrapers. With ten skyscrapers taller than 150 m (492 ft) in 2004, Frankfurt is second behind Paris with twelve skyscrapers, but ahead of London with eight skyscrapers and Moscow with seven skyscrapers. The city of Frankfurt contains the two tallest skyscrapers in the European Union, the Commerzbank Tower and Messeturm, which rank second and third on the continent after the Triumph-Palace in Moscow. For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... View of Commerzbank Tower from the top of Main Tower The Commerzbank Tower at night Commerzbank Tower is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... MesseTurm is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... While skyscrapers remain sparser in Europe than in Asia or the Americas, a significant number of cities still distinguish themselves by the number of highrise buildings they host. ... Triumph palace and the typical Soviet block of flats Triumph-Palace, view from Peschanaya Street Triumph-Palace is the name of an apartment building in Moscow. ...



Panorama of Frankfurt seen from the Maintower observation deck

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History

In the area of the Römer, Roman settlements were established, probably in the 1st century; some artifacts from that era are found even to this day. The city district Bonames has a name probably dating back to Roman times—it is thought to be derived from bona me(n)sa. Nida (Heddernheim) was also a Roman civitas capital. Frankfurt in 1612 The history of the city of Frankfurt am Main is the story of a hill at a ford in the Main that developed into a European banking metropolis, becoming the smallest metropolis in the world. ... Map of the Roman Empire and the free Germania, Magna Germania, in the early 2nd century For other uses, see Germania (disambiguation). ...


The name of Frankfurt on Main is derived from the Franconofurd of the Germanic tribe of the Franks; Furt (cf. English ford) where the river was shallow enough to be crossed by wading. Alemanni and Franks lived there and by 794 Charlemagne presided over an imperial assembly and church synod, at which Franconofurd (-furt -vurd) was first mentioned. For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... Thor/Donar, Germanic thunder god. ... This article is about the Frankish people and society. ... Look up Cf. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A ford is a section of water (most commonly a section of a river) that is sufficiently shallow as to be traversable by wading. ... The Alamanni, Allemanni or Alemanni, are a Germanic tribe, first mentioned by Dio Cassius, under the year 213. ... Statue of Charlemagne (also called Karl der Große, Charles the Great) in Frankfurt, Germany. ... For the American band, see Charlemagne (band). ... The Council of Frankfurt in 794 was called by Charlemagne. ...


Frankfurt was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. From 855 the German kings and emperors were elected in Frankfurt and crowned in Aachen. From 1562 the kings/emperors were also crowned in Frankfurt, Maximilian II being the first. This tradition ended in 1792, when Franz II was elected. His coronation was deliberately held on Bastille Day, 14 July, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The elections and coronations took place in St. Bartholomäus cathedral, known as the Kaiserdom (en: Emperor's Cathedral), or in its predecessors. This article is about the medieval empire. ... The following list of German Kings and Emperors is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... Oche redirects here; in darts the oche is the line from which players must throw. ... Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II. His Coat of Arms Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor of the Habsburg dynasty (July 31, 1527 – October 12, 1576) was king of Bohemia from 1562, king of Hungary from 1563 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 1564 until his death. ... Francis I in Austrian coronation regalia, 1832 Austrian thaler of Francis II, dated 1821. ... This article is about the French holiday. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants French government Parisian militia (predecessor of Frances National Guard) Commanders Bernard-René de Launay â€  Prince de Lambesc Camille Desmoulins Strength 114 soldiers, 30 artillery pieces 600 - 1,000 insurgents Casualties 1 (6 or possibly 8 killed after surrender) 98 The Storming of the Bastille in Paris occurred on... Frankfurt Cathedral Plan Historic development of the current cathedral. ...


The Frankfurter Messe (Frankfurt Trade Fair) was first mentioned in 1150. In 1240, Emperor Friedrich II granted an Imperial privilege to its visitors, meaning they would be protected by the Empire. Book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since 1478, the Frankfurter Buchmesse is still the most important in Germany and, some might say, the world. Frederick II (December 26, 1194 – December 13, 1250), of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was a pretender to the title of King of the Romans from 1212 and unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215. ... The Frankfurt Book Fair (German: Frankfurter Buchmesse) is the worlds largest trade fair for books, held annually in mid-October in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


In 1372 Frankfurt became a Reichsstadt (en:Imperial city), i.e. directly subordinate to the Holy Roman Emperor and not to a regional ruler or a local nobleman. In the Holy Roman Empire, an imperial free city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ...

Frankfurt in 1612
Frankfurt in 1612

Frankfurt managed to remain neutral during the Thirty Years' War, but suffered from the bubonic plague that was brought to the city by refugees. After the end of the war, Frankfurt regained its wealth. Combatants Sweden  Bohemia Denmark-Norway[1] Dutch Republic France Scotland England Saxony  Holy Roman Empire Catholic League Austria Bavaria Spain Commanders Frederick V Buckingham Leven Gustav II Adolf â€  Johan Baner Cardinal Richelieu Louis II de Bourbon Vicomte de Turenne Christian IV of Denmark Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar Johann Georg I... Bubonic plague is the best-known manifestation of the bacterial disease plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. ...


In the Napoleonic Wars Frankfurt was occupied or bombarded several times by French troops. It nevertheless still remained a free city until the total collapse of the Holy Roman Empire in 1805/6. In 1806 it become part of the principality of Aschaffenburg under the Fürstprimas ('Prince-Primate', 25 July 180619 October 1813: Karl Theodor Anton Maria Kämmerer von Worms, Reichsfreiherr von Dalberg (b. 1744 – d. 1817), 1803–1806 Prince-archbishop of Regensburg). This also meant that Frankfurt was incorporated into the confederation of the Rhine. In 1810 Dalberg adopted the title of a Grand Duke of Frankfurt. Napoleon intended to make his adopted son Eugène de Beauharnais, already Prince de Venise ("prince of Venice", a newly established primogeniture in Italy), Grand Duke of Frankfurt after Dalberg's death (since the latter as a Catholic bishop had no legitimate heirs). The Grand Duchy remained a short episode lasting from 1810 to 1813, when the military tide turned in favor of the Anglo-Prussian lead allies, which overturned the Napoleonic order of central Europe. Dalberg abdicated in favor of Eugène de Beauharnais, which of course was only a symbolic action, as the latter effectively never did rule after the ruin of the French armies and Frankfurt being taken by the allies. Combatants Austria[a] Portugal Prussia[a] Russia[b] Sicily[c] Sardinia  Spain[d]  Sweden[e] United Kingdom French Empire Holland[f] Italy Etruria[g] Naples[h] Duchy of Warsaw[i] Confederation of the Rhine[j] Bavaria Saxony Westphalia Württemberg Denmark-Norway[k] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack... Prince-Primate (Fürstprimas in German, hercegprímás in Hungarian) is a rare princely title held by individual (prince-)archbishops of specific sees in a presiding capacity in an august assembly of mainly secular princes, notably the following: The diocesan bishops of the Bavarian Reichsstadt Regensburg (Free Imperial City... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg. ... Coat of arms Capital Regensburg Government Principality Prince-Primate Karl Theodor von Dalberg Historical era Napoleonic Wars  - Created from all five     Reichsfrei territories     in Regensburg     1803  - Ceded to Bavaria on     Imperial collapse   January 6, 1806 The Archbishopric — or Principality — of Regensburg was a short-lived ecclesiastical principality within the Holy... The Confederation of the Rhine in 1812 Capital Frankfurt Political structure Confederation Protector Napoleon I Primate  - 1806-1813 Karl von Dalberg  - 1813 Eugène de Beauharnais Historical era Napoleonic Wars  - Formation 12 July, 1806  - Collapse 19 October, 1813 The Confederation of the Rhine or Rhine Confederation (German: ; French: ) lasted from... The Grand Duchy of Frankfurt was a German state of Napoleonic creation. ... Napoléon I, Emperor of the French (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, changed his name to Napoléon Bonaparte)[1] (15 August 1769; Ajaccio, Corsica – 5 May 1821; Saint Helena) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from... Eugène Rose de Beauharnais (September 3, 1781 - February 21, 1824) was the first child and only son of Joséphine de Tascher de la Pagerie and Alexandre, Vicomte de Beauharnais. ... Crown Princess redirects here, for the ship, see Crown Princess (ship). ...


After Napoleon's final defeat and abdication, the Congress of Vienna (1812–1815, redrawing the map of Europe) dissolved the grand-duchy, and Frankfurt entered the newly founded German Confederation (till 1866) as a free city, becoming the seat of its Bundestag, the confederal parliament where the nominally presiding Habsburg Emperor of Austria was represented by an Austrian "presidential envoy". The Congress of Vienna by Jean-Baptiste Isabey, 1819. ... The German Confederation (German: Deutscher Bund) was the association of Central European states created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to organize the surviving states of the Holy Roman Empire, which had been abolished in 1806. ... The Habsburg Monarchy, often called Austrian Monarchy or simply Austria, are the territories ruled by the Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg, and then by the successor House of Habsburg-Lorraine, between 1526 and 1867/1918. ...

The Frankfurt Parliament at St. Paul's Church in 1848
The Frankfurt Parliament at St. Paul's Church in 1848

After the ill-fated revolution of 1848, Frankfurt was the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, the Frankfurt Parliament, which met in the Frankfurter Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) and was opened on 18 May 1848. The institution failed in 1849 when the Prussian king declared that he would not accept "a crown from the gutter". In the year of its existence, the assembly developed a common constitution for a unified Germany, with the Prussian king as its monarch. // Preliminaries Germany at the time of the Revolutions of 1848 was a collection of over 30 states loosely bound together in the German Confederation after the Congress of Vienna in 1815. ... The Frankfurt Parliament is the name of the German National Assembly founded during the Revolutions of 1848 that tried to unite Germany in a democratic way. ... The Paulskirche seen from the Maintower The Paulskirche is a church in Frankfurt am Main with important political symbolism in Germany. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim...


Frankfurt lost its independence after the Austro-Prussian War as Prussia in 1866 annexed several smaller states, among them the free city of Frankfurt. The Prussian administration incorporated Frankfurt into its province of Hesse-Nassau. The formerly independent towns of Bornheim and Bockenheim were incorporated in 1890. Combatants Austria, Saxony, Bavaria, Baden, Württemberg, Hanover and some minor German States (formerly as the German Confederation) Prussia, Italy, and some minor German States Strength 600,000 Austrians and German allies 500,000 Prussians and German allies 300,000 Italians Casualties 20,000 dead or wounded 37,000 dead... The Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau (German Hessen-Nassau) was created in 1868 as a consequence of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 by combining the previously independent Electorate of Hesse (Hesse-Kassel), the Duchy of Nassau, the Free Imperial City of Frankfurt, areas gained from the Kingdom of Bavaria...


In 1914 the citizens of Frankfurt founded the University of Frankfurt, later called Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. This is the only civic foundation of a university in Germany; today it is one of Germany's largest universities. The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (commonly called the University of Frankfurt) was founded in 1914 as a Citizens University, which means that while it was a State university of Prussia, it had been founded and financed by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt am...


After World War I, Frankfurt was occupied by French troops in reprisal for having violated, from the French viewpoint, some details of the peace treaty of Versailles concerning the demilitarisation of the Rhineland.[Quotation needed from source] In 1924 Ludwig Landmann became the first Jewish Mayor of the city, and led a significant expansion during the following years. However, during the Nazi era, the synagogues of Frankfurt were destroyed. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... This article is about the Treaty of Versailles of June 28, 1919, which ended World War I. For other uses, see Treaty of Versailles (disambiguation) . Left to right, Prime Minister David Lloyd George of the United Kingdom, Vittorio Orlando of Italy, Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau of France, and President Woodrow... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ... Dr. Ludwig Landmann (born May 18, 1868, died March 5, 1945) was a German liberal politician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... The synagogue Scolanova Trani in Italy. ...

Aerial view of the cathedral in May 1945 after World War II
Aerial view of the cathedral in May 1945 after World War II

The city of Frankfurt was severely bombed in World War II (1939–1945). About 5,500 residents were killed during the raids, and the once famous medieval city centre, by that time the largest in Germany, was destroyed. Post-war reconstruction took place in a sometimes simple modern style, thus irrevocably changing the architectural face of Frankfurt. Only very few landmark buildings have been reconstructed historically, albeit in a simplified manner.


After the end of the war, Frankfurt became a part of the newly founded state of Hesse, consisting of the old Hesse-(Darmstadt) and the Prussian Hesse provinces. The city was part of the American Zone of Occupation of Germany. The Military Governor for the United States Zone (1945–1949) and the United States High Commissioner for Germany (HICOG) (1949–1952) had their headquarters in the IG Farben Building, intentionally left undamaged by the Allies' wartime bombardment. Frankfurt was the original choice for the provisional capital of West Germany—they even went as far as constructing a new parliament building that has never been used for its intended purpose, and is now a TV studio. In the end, Konrad Adenauer (the first post-war Chancellor) preferred the tiny city of Bonn, for the most part because it was close to his hometown, but also for another reason; many other prominent politicians opposed the choice of Frankfurt out of concern that Frankfurt, one of the largest German cities and a former centre of the old German-dominated Holy Roman Empire, would be accepted as a "permanent" capital of Germany, thereby weakening the West German population's support for reunification and the eventual return of the Government to Berlin. Capital Kassel High President Karl Gerland Historical era World War II  - Established 1 April, 1944  - Disestablished 19 September, 1945 Area  - 1944 9,200 km² Population  - 1944 est. ... The C-Pennant Occupation zones in Germany (1945) Capital Berlin (de jure) Political structure Military occupation Governors (1945)  - UK zone F.M. Montgomery  - French zone Gen. ... The IG Farben Building or the Poelzig Building, was built from 1928 to 1930[1] as the corporate headquarters of the IG Farben conglomerate in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... For other uses, see Konrad Adenauer (disambiguation). ... The head of government of Germany is called Chancellor (German: Kanzler). ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. ... This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...

Reconstruction (1981–1984) of six houses at the east side of the Römerberg that were destroyed in World War II
Reconstruction (1981–1984) of six houses at the east side of the Römerberg that were destroyed in World War II

During the 1970s, the city created one of Europe's most efficient underground transportation systems. That system includes a light rail system (S-Bahn) capable of reaching outlying communities as well as the city centre, and a deep underground rail system with smaller coaches (U-Bahn) also capable of travelling above ground on street rails. S-Bahn refers to suburban metro railways in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ... The Frankfurt U-Bahn, together with the Frankfurt S-Bahn and the Frankfurt Straßenbahn, is the backbone of the public transport system of Frankfurt, Germany. ...


Since the postwar period Frankfurt has emerged once again as the financial and transportation centre of Germany.


Population

Frankfurt is a multicultural city. Most immigrants are from Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Spain, North African countries, Iran, Lebanon, and the United States. The Frankfurt Area is also home to the (now 2nd) largest Korean community in Europe, and 180 different nationalities reside in Frankfurt. Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ...


For a long time Frankfurt was a Protestant-dominated city. However, during the 19th century an increasing number of Catholics moved to the city. Today a small majority of its citizens are Catholic. According to the Central Council of Jews in Germany, there are 7,300 Jews affiliated with Judaism in Frankfurt, giving it the second largest Jewish community (behind Berlin) in Germany. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Protestantism encompasses the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with the doctrines of the Reformation. ... German Jews have lived in Germany for over 1700 years, through both periods of tolerance and spasms of antisemitic violence, culminating in the Holocaust and the near-destruction of the Jewish community in Germany and much of Europe. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Geography

Frankfurt as the centre of the Rhine Main Region
Frankfurt as the centre of the Rhine Main Region
The 16 Ortsbezirke (area districts) of Frankfurt
The 16 Ortsbezirke (area districts) of Frankfurt

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Geographic location

The city is located on both sides of the River Main in the south-west part of Germany. The southern part of the city contains the Frankfurt City Forest (Frankfurter Stadtwald), Germany's largest forest within a city. The centre of Frankfurt is located on the north side of the river. For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... Jacobi pond in the Stadtwald The Königsbrünnchen flows into a pond in the Stadtwald Pig Signpost in the Frankfurt Stadtwald The Frankfurt City Forest or Frankfurter Stadtwald is a forest district in the south of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


Neighbouring communities and areas

To the west, Frankfurt borders the Main-Taunus-Kreis (Hattersheim am Main, Kriftel, Hofheim am Taunus, Kelkheim (Taunus), Liederbach am Taunus, Sulzbach (Taunus), Schwalbach am Taunus and Eschborn); to the northwest the Hochtaunuskreis (Steinbach (Taunus), Oberursel (Taunus), and Bad Homburg); to the north the Wetteraukreis (Karben and Bad Vilbel); to the northeast the Main-Kinzig-Kreis (Niederdorfelden and Maintal); to the southeast the city of Offenbach am Main; to the south the Kreis Offenbach (Neu-Isenburg) and to the southwest the Kreis Groß-Gerau (Mörfelden-Walldorf, Rüsselsheim and Kelsterbach). Main-Taunus is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... Hattersheim am Main is a town in the Main-Taunus district, Hesse (Germany). ... Kriftel is a municipality in the Main-Taunus district, in Hesse, Germany. ... Hofheim (often Hofheim am Taunus to distinguish it with another Hofheim in Bavaria) is a small German town, the capital of the district Main-Taunus in the west of Hesse. ... Kelkheim is a town in the Main-Taunus-Kreis district, in Hesse, Germany. ... Liederbach am Taunus is a town in Hessen, Germany with 8500 inhabitants. ... Sulzbach is a municipality in the Main-Taunus district, in Hesse, Germany. ... Schwalbach am Taunus is a town in the Main-Taunus-Kreis district, in Hesse, Germany. ... Eschborn is a city in the district Main-Taunus, Hessen, Germany. ... The Hochtaunuskreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... Steinbach is a town in the Hochtaunuskreis that borders in the east on Frankfurt am Main. ... For the engine manufacturer, see: Motorenfabrik Oberursel. ... Bad Homburg is the capital city of the Hochtaunuskreis, Hessen, Germany, on the southern slope of the Taunus, bordering among others Frankfurt and Oberursel. ... The Wetteraukreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... Karben is a town in Hessen (Hesse),Germany. ... Bad Vilbel is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany. ... Main-Kinzig is a Kreis (district) in the east of Hesse, Germany. ... , Niederdorfelden is a municipality in the Main-Kinzig district, in Hesse, Germany. ... Maintal is the second largest town of the Main-Kinzig district, in Hesse, Germany. ... (river) main-bow Offenbach am Main is a city in Hessen, Germany, located on southside of the river Main. ... Offenbach is a Kreis (district) in the south of Hesse, Germany. ... Neu-Isenburg is a town to the south of Frankfurt, Germany , founded by French Huguenot refugees in 1699 . ... Groß-Gerau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Hesse, Germany. ... Mörfelden-Walldorf is a town in the district of Groß-Gerau, in Hesse, Germany. ... Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. ... Kelsterbach is a town in the district of Groß-Gerau, in Hesse, Germany. ...


City divisions and districts

The city is divided into 46 Stadtteile or Ortsteile which are again divided into 118 Stadtbezirke. The largest Ortsteil is Sachsenhausen-Süd. Most Stadtteile are incorporated suburbs (Vororte), or previously separate cities, like Höchst. Some like Nordend arose during the rapid growth of the city in the Gründerzeit following the unification of Germany. Others were formed from settlements which previously belonged to other city divisions, like Dornbusch. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... A quarter is a section of an urban settlement. ... A Stadtbezirk is a form of German city district. ... Apfelweinviertel Sachsenhausen is a district of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. ... Vorort is a German term that could be considered roughly considered equivalent to a suburb. ... Coat of arms Map Data Area: 4. ... Nordend The Nordend area of the German city of Frankfurt am Main is composed of two Stadtteile, Nordend-Ost and Nordend-West that are normally seen as an unit. ... The Gründerzeit (German, literally: the Founding Epoch) denotes the first decades after the foundation in 1871 of the Prussia-led German Empire. ... Coat of arms Map [[Image:{{{image_map}}}|150px|Map]] Data Area: 2. ...


The 46 city divisions are combined into 16 area districts or Ortsbezirke, which each have a district committee and chairperson.


History of incorporation

Until the middle of the 19th century, the city territory of Frankfurt consisted of the present-day Stadtteile of Altstadt, Innenstadt, Bahnhofsviertel, Gutleutviertel, Gallus, Westend, Nordend, Ostend, Riederwald and Sachsenhausen. After 1877, a number of previously independent areas were incorporated into the city, see list of current districts of the city. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Altstadt or old city is an independent city division of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, located on the northern Main bank. ... The Innenstadt in Frankfurt is a city district that forms the heart of the city. ... Coat of Arms Map [[Image:{{{image_map}}}|150px|Map]] Data Area: 0. ... Coat of arms Map [[Image:{{{image_map}}}|150px|Map]] Data Area: 2. ... Coat of arms Map Data Area: 4. ... Location of Westend The Westend area of Frankfurt contains the two districts of Westend-Nord und Westend-Süd. ... Nordend The Nordend area of the German city of Frankfurt am Main is composed of two Stadtteile, Nordend-Ost and Nordend-West that are normally seen as an unit. ... Coat of arms Map [[Image:{{{image_map}}}|150px|Map]] Data Area: 6. ... Coat of arms Map Data Area: 3. ... Sachsenhausen is a district of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. ...


Main sights

St. Bartholomeus' Cathedral
St. Bartholomeus' Cathedral
Roemer, the city hall
Roemer, the city hall
St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Church
The old opera house, now a concert hall
The old opera house, now a concert hall
St. Katherine's Church
St. Katherine's Church
Maintower
Maintower
Skyline of Frankfurt at night
Skyline of Frankfurt at night

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Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral

Main article: Frankfurt Cathedral

Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral (Dom Sankt Bartholomäus) is a Gothic building which was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries on the foundation of an earlier church from the Merovingian time. It is the main church of Frankfurt. From 1356 onwards, kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected in this church, and from 1562 to 1792, emperors were crowned here. Frankfurt Cathedral Plan Historic development of the current cathedral. ... For other uses, see Bartholomew (disambiguation). ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... For other uses, see Merovingian (disambiguation). ... This article is about the medieval empire. ...


Since the 18th century, Saint Bartholomeus' has been called "the cathedral" by the people, although it has never been a bishop's seat. In 1867, the cathedral was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in its present style. The height of the cathedral is 95 m. For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ...


Roemer

Main article: Römer (Frankfurt am Main)

The name of the city hall means "Roman". In fact, nine houses were acquired by the city council in 1405 from a wealthy merchant family. The middle house became the town hall and was later connected with the neighbouring buildings. In the upper floor, there is the Kaisersaal ("Emperor's Hall") where the newly crowned emperors held their banquets. The Römer was partially destroyed in World War II and later rebuilt. It is located at the Römerberg (city hall square). This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... Rathaus is the German word that is best translated as town hall. ...


Saint Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche) is a national historic monument in Germany with great political symbolism, because it was the seat of the first democratically elected Parliament in 1848. It was established in 1789 as a Protestant church but was not completed until 1833. Its importance has its root in the Frankfurt Parliament, which met in the church during the revolutionary years of 1848/49 in order to write a constitution for a united Germany. The attempt failed because the monarchs of Prussia and Austria did not want to lose power, and in 1849 Prussian troops ended the democratic experiment by force of arms and the parliament was dissolved. Afterwards, the building was used for church services again. The Paulskirche seen from the Maintower The Paulskirche is a church in Frankfurt am Main with important political symbolism in Germany. ... The Frankfurt Parliament is the name of the German National Assembly founded during the Revolutions of 1848 that tried to unite Germany in a democratic way. ...


St. Paul's was partially destroyed in World War II, particularly the interior of the building, which now has a modern appearance. It was quickly and symbolically rebuilt after the war; today it is not used for religious services, but mainly for exhibitions and events.


Old Opera House

Main article: Alte Oper

The famous old opera house (Alte Oper) was built in 1880 by the architect Richard Lucae. It was one of the major opera houses in Germany until it was heavily damaged in World War II. Until the late 1970s it was a ruin, nicknamed "Germany's Most Beautiful Ruin". There were even efforts to just blow it up. Former Frankfurt Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt called for blowing it up in the 1960s, which earned him the nicknamed "Dynamite-Rudi". (Later on, Arndt said he never had meant his suggestion seriously.) The Alte Oper circa 1900 The Alte Oper (Old Opera) is a major concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


Fortunately, due to public pressure, it was finally fully reconstructed and reopened in 1981. Today it functions as a concert hall, while operas are performed in the Oper Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Opera is the leading opera company of Germany and the opera house is one of the most important in Europe. ...


The inscription on the frieze of the Old Opera says: "Dem Wahren, Schönen, Guten" ("To the true, the beautiful, the good"). Frieze of the Tower of the Winds. ...


Frankfurt Opera House

Main article: Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Opera is a leading opera company in Germany and one of the most important opera houses in Europe. It was elected "Opera house of the year" by German magazine Opernwelt in 1995 and 2003. The Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt (Frankfurt Opera House) is an important European opera house, the home of Oper Frankfurt (the Frankfurt Opera), a leading company in Germany. ...


Saint Katherine's Church

Main article: Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt

St. Katherine's church is the largest evangelical (Lutheran) church in Frankfurt. It is located in the city centre at the entrance to the Zeil. St. ... Evangelical Church in Germany (German Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, abbreviated as EKD) is a federation of 23 regional Lutheran, Reformed and United Protestant churches[1]. In fact only one member church (the Protestant Reformed Church) is not restricted to a certain territory. ... The Zeil is the most famous road in Frankfurt, Germany and Germanys most trafficed shopping street. ...


Hauptwache

Main article: Hauptwache (Frankfurt am Main)

The Hauptwache (Main Watch) is a baroque building built in 1730, formerly used as a prison. It has given its name to the surrounding square and the transport hub beneath it. It is situated at one end of the Zeil, the city's main retail street. The Hauptwache is a central point of Frankfurt am Main and is one of the most famous plazas in the city. ... Baroque architecture, starting in the early 17th century in Italy, took the humanist Roman vocabulary of Renaissance architecture and used it in a new rhetorical, theatrical, sculptural fashion, expressing the triumph of absolutist church and state. ...


Zeil

Main article: Zeil

The Zeil is Frankfurt's main shopping street and one of the most crowded in Germany. The street is a pedestrian-only area and is bordered by two large plazas, Hauptwache in the west and Konstablerwache in the east. It is the second most expensive street for shops to rent in Germany after the Kaufingerstraße in Munich. The Zeil is the most famous road in Frankfurt, Germany and Germanys most trafficed shopping street. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ...


20th-century architecture

Headquarters Coordinates , , Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain Currency Euro ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves €43bn directly, €338bn through the Eurosystem (including gold deposits). ... The IG Farben Building or the Poelzig Building, was built from 1928 to 1930[1] as the corporate headquarters of the IG Farben conglomerate in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... ... The Goethe House in the old town of Frankfurt am Main was the family residence of the Goethe family, most notably Johann Wolfgang von Goethe until 1795. ... Goethe redirects here. ... The Museum of Applied Arts or just MAK, a short version of its German name Museum für angewandte Kunst is located in Frankfurt, Germany and exhibits more than 30. ... Richard Meier (born October 12, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey) is a late twentieth century American architect known for his use of the purist white. ...

Skyscrapers

Frankfurt is the only German city with a significant number of skyscrapers, meaning buildings at least 150 meters tall. There are ten buildings, with one more (OpernTurm, 168 m) currently under construction. Only Bonn has also one building (Post Tower, 163 m) over 150 m. Most of the skyscrapers in Frankfurt are located in the western part of the city centre known as Bankenviertel. The tallest skyscrapers in Frankfurt are: For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. ...

View of Commerzbank Tower from the top of Main Tower The Commerzbank Tower at night Commerzbank Tower is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Commerzbank AG (DAX: CBK) is the second-largest bank in Germany (after Deutsche Bank) and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. ... MesseTurm is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Kronenhochhaus The title of this article contains the character ß. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Westendstrasse 1. ... DZ Bank Tower in Frankfurt An acronym for Deutsche Zentralgenossenschaftbank or German Central Co-operative Bank, DZ Bank AG is a commercial bank and, together with WGZ-Bank, the central administration for approximately 1,400 co-operative banks covering more than three quarters of all Volksbank and Raiffeisenbank (co-operative... Maintower in the evening The Maintower is a skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Helaba short for Hessische Landesbank (also: Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen) Helaba is the Landesbank for the German Federal State of Hesse with global operations. ... Trianon DEKA as viewed from Maintower. ... Dresdner-Bank-Hochhaus, aka the Silver Tower. ... The 1978 Silver Tower houses part of the head office of the Dresdner bank. ... The Deutsche Bank Twin Towers-Building (german: Deutsche Bank Zwillingstürme or Deutsche Bank-Hochhaus) is the headquarter of the Deutsche Bank concern in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Deutsche Bank AG (pronounced [2]) (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (literal translation - German Bank) is a leading global investment bank with a broad private clients franchise, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Deutsche Bank Twin Towers-Building (german: Deutsche Bank Zwillingstürme or Deutsche Bank-Hochhaus) is the headquarter of the Deutsche Bank concern in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Deutsche Bank AG (pronounced [2]) (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (literal translation - German Bank) is a leading global investment bank with a broad private clients franchise, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Skyper is a 154 m (505 ft) tall skyscraper in Frankfurt, Germany. ...

Other tall structures

  • Europaturm - The Europe Tower is a telecommunication tower known as the Frankfurt TV Tower. It is the tallest tower in the city with a height of 337.5 meters. It was open to the public until 1999, with an entertainment establishment in the revolving top. It is normally referred to by the locals as "Ginnheimer Spargel" (The Ginnheimer Asparagus) which is not correct because it is not located in the Ginnheim district but stands a few meters within the Bockenheim district.
  • Henninger Turm - The Henninger Tower is a 120-meter high grain silo built from 1959-1961 and owned by Henninger Brewery. It has two rotating restaurants at the height of 101 and 106 meters and an open-air observation deck at the height of 110 metres. The tower has been closed to the public since October 2002. Plans to destroy the tower and replace it were abandoned. Today there are new plans to convert it into a residential tower.
  • Goetheturm - The Goethe Tower is a 43-meter high tower built entirely out of wood on the northern edge of the Frankfurt City Forest in Sachsenhausen. It is the fifth tallest wooden construction in Germany. It was built in 1931 and is still a popular place for day-trippers, especially families, as a large playground and a café have been built at the foot of the tower.

Europaturm The Europaturm (or European Tower) is a 337. ... Coat of arms Map Data Area: 2. ... Coat of arms Map Data Area: 5. ... The Henninger Turm Skyline of Frankfurt with the Henninger Turm The Henninger Turm (tower) is a grain storage silo with a storage capacity of 16,000 tons of barley. ... This article is about Storage Silos. ... Henninger Brewery of Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Goethe Tower (German: Goetheturm) is a 43-metre high tower built entirely out of wood on the northern edge of Frankfurts Sachsenhausen woods. ... Jacobi pond in the Stadtwald The Königsbrünnchen flows into a pond in the Stadtwald Pig Signpost in the Frankfurt Stadtwald The Frankfurt City Forest or Frankfurter Stadtwald is a forest district in the south of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Sachsenhausen is a district of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. ...

Culture

The Museumsuferfest in 2005
The Museumsuferfest in 2005
Wäldchestag in 2002
Wäldchestag in 2002

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Festivals

A major festival in the city is the Museumsuferfest (Museums Riverbank Festival). It is one of the biggest cultural festivals in Germany which attracts more than 3 million visitors over a period of 3 days. It takes place yearly at the end of August on both sides of the Main Riverbank in the city centre. More than 20 museums are located there and they are open far into the night. Furthermore there are special attractions like live-bands, dance shows, several booths for crafts, jewelry, clothes and food from all around the world. It ends with a spectacular firework display . For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ...


Frankfurt's oldest folk festival is the Dippemess (Festival of Stoneware) which takes place twice a year around Easter and the end of September in the eastern part of the city. Mentioned for the first time in the 14th century as an annual marketplace it is now more of an amusement park. ("Dippe" is a regional hessian dialect word meaning "pot" or "jar" and which would not be understood in most other German regions. The name of the festival derives from its original purpose, when it was a fair where tradionally crafted jars, pots and other stoneware were offered) This article is about the Christian festival. ... The term Hessian refers to the inhabitants of the German state of Hesse. ...


The Frankfurt Wäldchestag (Woods Day) is jocularly known as a national holiday because until the 1990s it was common that Frankfurts shops were closed on this day. Despite the name the festival takes place over a period of four days after Pentecost with the actual Wäldchestag being Tuesday. What is special about this festival is its location in Frankfurts city forest, south of the city centre in Niederrad. The Descent of the Holy Spirit in a 15th century illuminated manuscript. ... Jacobi pond in the Stadtwald The Königsbrünnchen flows into a pond in the Stadtwald Pig Signpost in the Frankfurt Stadtwald The Frankfurt City Forest or Frankfurter Stadtwald is a forest district in the south of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Coat of arms Map Data Area: 2. ...


The Wolkenkratzer Festival (Skyscraper Festival) is unique in Germany. It takes place irregularly, the last time in May 2007. For two days most of the skyscrapers in downtown Frankfurt are open to the public, which is normally not the case, apart from the Maintower observation deck. Around 1,2 million visitors took the opportunity to see the city from above. Sky-divers, base jumpers, fireworks and laser shows were extra attractions. The next festival will not be held before 2010. Maintower in the evening The Maintower is a skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


The Sound of Frankfurt is a music festival held in the city centre. It took place regularly from 1994 to 2004 and is planned again for the summer of 2008. Various artists and bands performed open air and for free on eight stages located mainly around the Zeil. Different types of music (rock, Latino, house, alternative and pop) attracted about 500,000 visitors each year.


Museums

The Städel
The Städel
Senckenberg Museum
Senckenberg Museum
Schirn Art Gallery from above
Schirn Art Gallery from above

Most of the museums in Frankfurt are located on both sides of the River Main in Sachsenhausen (south side) and in the old part of the city centre (north side). The area is therefore known as Museumsufer (Museums Riverbank). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1749x1251, 435 KB) Summary Städelsches Kunstinstitut (Städel), Frankfurt am Main. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1749x1251, 435 KB) Summary Städelsches Kunstinstitut (Städel), Frankfurt am Main. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3024x2016, 832 KB) From the German Wikipedia de:Bild:Senckenberg_Außenansicht_2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3024x2016, 832 KB) From the German Wikipedia de:Bild:Senckenberg_Außenansicht_2005. ... Sachsenhausen is a district of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. ... Altstadt or old city is an independent city division of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, located on the northern Main bank. ... View of the Städel on Museumsufer, across the Main river. ...


There are 13 museums on the south side between Eiserner Steg and Friedensbrücke, including:

  • Ikonenmuseum
  • Museum für Angewandte Kunst
  • Museum der Weltkulturen
  • Deutsches Filmmuseum
  • Deutsche Architekturmuseum
  • Museum für Kommunikation
  • Städel, one of the most famous museums in Germany
  • Liebieghaus
  • Museum Giersch

The street itself, Schaumainkai, is partially closed to traffic on Saturdays for Frankfurt's largest flea market. The Museum of Applied Arts or just MAK, a short version of its German name Museum für angewandte Kunst is located in Frankfurt, Germany and exhibits more than 30. ... The Städel, officially the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, is an art museum in Frankfurt am Main with one of the most important collections in Germany. ... Schaumainkai is a street in central Frankfurt, Germany, running along the south side of the River Main. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


There are 2 museums on the north side:

  • Jewish Museum Frankfurt
  • Historisches Museum

Not directly located on the Riverbank are:

Another important museum is located in the Westend area: The Schirn Kunsthalle is the main venue for temporary art exhibitions, mainly of modern art, in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Location of Westend The Westend area of Frankfurt contains the two districts of Westend-Nord und Westend-Süd. ...

Bethmännchen
Bethmännchen

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Culinary specialties

For other uses, see Hotdog (disambiguation). ... The Frankfurter Rindswurst, a sausage made of pure beef meat was introduced to the people of Frankfurt at 1894 by the Frankfurt butcher Gref-Voelsing. ... Apfelwein Apfelwein (German, apple wine) is the German form of cider, produced from apples. ... Green Sauce Green sauce is the name of several rather different sauces containing mainly herbs, namely the Italian salsa verde, the French sauce verte, and the German grüne Soße or Frankfurter Grie Soß (Frankfurt dialect). ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... The Frankfurter Kranz (or Frankfurt Crown Cake) is a cake speciality from Frankfurt am Main. ... Handkäse Handkäse (Handkaese) is a German regional sour milk cheese and is a culinary speciality of Frankfurt. ...

Dance music

The roots of the modern Techno music style, of electronica can be traced back to Germany, and in particular, Frankfurt. It was here, in the early 1990's, that local DJs like Sven Väth and DJ DAG (of Dance 2 Trance) first played a harder, deeper style of acid house, that became hugely popular worldwide, during the next decade. One of the main venues of the early Trance music sound was the Omen nightclub, in the city. Accordingly, some of the early, and most influential Trance acts, e.g. Jam and Spoon, Dance 2 Trance, and Hardfloor, and record labels such as Harthouse and Eye Q were based in the city, in the early 1990s. Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... Sven Väth (sometimes Sven Vaeth), born October 26, 1964 near Frankfurt, Germany, is a DJ who has produced a large body of work since his career began in 1982. ... Dance 2 Trance (Rolf Ellmer - classically trained composer, and Dag Lerner - a DJ) has been credited as being one of the first trance acts. ... For the 1994 novel by Irvine Welsh, see The Acid House. ... Trance is a style of electronic music that developed in the 1990s. ... Jam & Spoon is an influential electronic and dance music duo from Frankfurt Germany consisting of composers and producers Jam El Mar and Mark Spoon. ... Dance 2 Trance (Rolf Ellmer - classically trained composer, and Dag Lerner - a DJ) has been credited as being one of the first trance acts. ... Hardfloor is a German techno duo, consisting of Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker. ... Harthouse is a German Record Label that produces electronic music. ... Eye Q was a record label founded in 1990 by Sven Väth, Matthias Hoffmann and Heinz Roth. ...


Transport

Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt International Airport
The Zeil, the main shopping street
The Zeil, the main shopping street
Frankfurt Central Station
Frankfurt Central Station
S-Bahn at Central Station
S-Bahn at Central Station
U-Bahn
U-Bahn
Tram at Frankfurt South Station
Tram at Frankfurt South Station

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Airports

The city is accessed from around the world via the Frankfurt International Airport (Flughafen Frankfurt am Main) which is located 12 km (7 mi) from the city centre. The airport has three runways and serves 265 non-stop destinations. It ranks among the world's top ten airports and is the biggest cargo airport in Europe. Depending on whether total passengers or flights are used, it ranks as the second or third busiest in Europe alongside London Heathrow Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport in 2007 was 54.2 million. The airport can be reached by car or bus and has two train stations, one for regional and one for long-distance traffic. The S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 (direction "Frankfurt (Main) Hbf", "Offenbach Ost or "Hanau"), departing at the regional traffic station take 10-15 minutes from the airport to the Central Station and the city centre, the IC and ICE trains departing at the long-distance traffic station take as well 10-15 minutes. Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about transported goods. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (French: A roport de Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), serving Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centers, as well as Frances main international airport. ... S-Bahn refers to suburban metro railways in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ... (river) main-bow Offenbach am Main is a city in Hessen, Germany, located on southside of the river Main. ... , Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. ... Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (translates from German as Frankfurt (Main) central station, short form Frankfurt (Main) Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof for Frankfurt am Main and, along with Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe. ... IC or ic may stand for: -ic suffix The IATA airline designator for Indian Airlines In chatting terms, it stands for I See. Also see Internet Slang Identity card Illinois Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark IC) Immediate constituent (IC), in morphology Imperial College London - The famous science university is often... This article is about water ice. ...


Despite the name, Frankfurt Hahn Airport (Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn) is not located anywhere near Frankfurt but is instead situated approximately 120 km (75 mi) from the city in Lautzenhausen (Rhineland-Palatinate). This airport can only be reached by car or bus. An hourly bus service runs from Frankfurt Central Station, taking about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Last year over 4 Million Passengers used this airport in order to use Low Cost Airlines like Ryanair. Frankfurt Hahn Airport (German Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn) is an international aviation facility located between the towns of Simmern and Kirchberg in the Rhein-Hunsrück district of Rhineland-Palatinate in central western Germany. ... Lautzenhausen is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Hunsrück in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, directly adjacent to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. ... The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (translates from German as Frankfurt (Main) central station, short form Frankfurt (Main) Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof for Frankfurt am Main and, along with Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe. ...


Roads

The streets of central Frankfurt are usually congested with cars during the rush hour. Some areas, especially around the shopping streets Zeil, are pedestrian-only streets. There are numerous car parks located throughout the city. The Zeil is the most famous road in Frankfurt, Germany and Germanys most trafficed shopping street. ... Look up Pedestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Frankfurt is a traffic hub of the German Autobahn system. The Frankfurter Kreuz is an Autobahn interchange close by the airport where the Autobahnen A 3 (Cologne-Würzburg) and A 5 (Basel-Hannover) meet. With approximately 320,000 cars daily it is the most heavily used interchange in Europe. The A 66 connects Frankfurt with Wiesbaden in the west and Fulda in the east. The A 661 starts in the south (Darmstadt), runs through the eastern part of Frankfurt and ends in the north (Bad Homburg). The A 648 is a very short Autobahn in the western part of Frankfurt. This article is about the German, Austrian and Swiss road system. ... Aerial view, A3 vertically, A5 horizontally. ... Bundesautobahn 3 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 3, short form Autobahn 3, abbreviated as BAB 3 or A 3) is an autobahn in Germany that links the border to the Netherlands near Wesel in the northwest to the Austrian border near Passau in the southeast. ... Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... For the German World War II radar system of the same name, see Würzburg radar. ... Bundesautobahn 5 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 5, short form Autobahn 5, abbreviated as BAB 5 or A 5) is a 445 km (277 mi) long Autobahn in Germany. ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ... Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (in German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the river Leine, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Bundesautobahn 66 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 66, short form Autobahn 66, abbreviated as BAB 66 or A 66) is an autobahn in southwestern Germany. ... Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ... , Fulda (IPA: ) is a city in Hessen, Germany; it is located on the Fulda River and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district (Kreis). ... For other uses, see Darmstadt (disambiguation). ... Bad Homburg is the capital city of the Hochtaunuskreis, Hessen, Germany, on the southern slope of the Taunus, bordering among others Frankfurt and Oberursel. ... Bundesautobahn 648 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 648, short form Autobahn 648, abbreviated as BAB 648 or A 648) is a very short Autobahn and connects the western part of Frankfurt am Main with the Alleenring. ...


Railway stations

Frankfurt Central Station (Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof or short Ffm Hbf) is the largest train station in Germany by number of platforms. Regarding daily passenger volume it ranks second together with Munich Central Central (350,000 each) after Hamburg Central Station (450,000). It is located between the Gallus and the Bahnhofsviertel, not far away from the Trade Fair and the financial district (Bankenviertel). It serves as a major hub for long-distance trains (ICE) and regional trains (all Rhine-Main S-Bahn lines, two U-Bahn lines, several tram and bus lines). Local trains are integrated in the Public transport system Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), the second largest integrated public transport systems in the world. Only the Berlin integrated public transport system (VBB) is larger. Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (translates from German as Frankfurt (Main) central station, short form Frankfurt (Main) Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof for Frankfurt am Main and, along with Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (usually translated from German as Hamburg Central Station, short form: Hamburg Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof for the German city of Hamburg. ... Coat of arms Map Data Area: 4. ... Coat of Arms Map [[Image:{{{image_map}}}|150px|Map]] Data Area: 0. ... Frankfurt Trade Fair (German Messe Frankfurt) is the trade fair ground and company in Frankfurt, Germany. ... ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... The Rhine-Main S-Bahn system is an integrated commuter transport system for the Rhine-Main region, which includes the cities Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Offenbach am Main, Hanau and Darmstadt. ... The Frankfurt U-Bahn, together with the Frankfurt S-Bahn and the Frankfurt Straßenbahn, is the backbone of the public transport system of Frankfurt, Germany. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Mass transit redirects here. ... The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (abbreviated RMV) is a transport association in the German state of Hesse, centered around Frankfurt am Main. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Frankfurt Airport Long Distance Station connects Frankfurt International Airport to the main rail network, most of the ICE services using the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. It is one of two railway stations at the airport, the other is for local S-Bahn trains (lines S8 and S9), called Frankfurt Airport Regional Station. On the platforms Ticket hall and lounge Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbahnhof (translates from German as Frankfurt Airport long-distance station, also abbreviated as Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbf) is a railway station in Frankfurt, Germany that connects Frankfurt International Airport to trains, most of them ICE services following the Cologne-Frankfurt high... Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... Lahn bridge near Limburg The Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line (in German: Neubaustrecke Köln-Rhein/Main) is a 177 km long railway line in Germany, connecting the cities of Cologne and Frankfurt. ... The Rhine-Main S-Bahn system is an integrated commuter transport system for the Rhine-Main region, which includes the cities Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Offenbach am Main, Hanau and Darmstadt. ... Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Regionalbahnhof (translates from German as Frankfurt Airport regional railway station) is an underground railway station in Frankfurt, Germany that connects Frankfurt Airport to local S-Bahn and RegionalBahn services. ...


The two major stations in the city centre are Hauptwache and Konstablerwache, both located on Frankfurts most famous shopping street, the Zeil. The Hauptwache is a central point of Frankfurt am Main and is one of the most famous plazas in the city. ... The Zeil is the most famous road in Frankfurt, Germany and Germanys most trafficed shopping street. ...


Public transport

The city has two underground railway systems: the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn, as well as an above-ground tram system known as Straßenbahn. Information about the U and S Bahn can be found on the RMV website. The Main Train Station at night S-Bahn, U-Bahn and tram lines The public transit system in Frankfurt consists of several carriers who all utilise the same fare system. ... The Frankfurt U-Bahn, together with the Frankfurt S-Bahn and the Frankfurt Straßenbahn, is the backbone of the public transport system of Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Rhine-Main S-Bahn system is an integrated commuter transport system for the Rhine-Main region, which includes the cities Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Offenbach am Main, Hanau and Darmstadt. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ...


Nine S-Bahn lines connect Frankfurt with the Rhine Main Region. All lines have a 30 minute service during the day but the majority of the routes are served by two lines thereby offering a 15 minute schedule. All lines, except line S7, run through the Frankfurt city tunnel and serve the stations Ostendstraße, Konstablerwache, Hauptwache, Taunusanlage and Frankfurt Central Station. When leaving the city the S-Bahn travels above ground. It provides access to the Frankfurt Trade Fair (S3-S6), the airport (S8, S9), the stadium (S7-S9) and nearby cities such as Wiesbaden, Mainz, Darmstadt, Rüsselsheim, Hanau, Offenbach am Main, Bad Homburg, Kronberg and smaller towns that are on the way. Skyscrapers in Downtown Frankfurt The Frankfurt Rhine Main Area, often referred to as Rhine Main Area (German: Rhein-Main Gebiet) or Greater Frankfurt is a Metropolitan Area located in central western Germany, that encompasses parts of three federal states: Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria. ... The Hauptwache is a central point of Frankfurt am Main and is one of the most famous plazas in the city. ... Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ... Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... For other uses, see Darmstadt (disambiguation). ... Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. ... , Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. ... (river) main-bow Offenbach am Main is a city in Hessen, Germany, located on southside of the river Main. ... Bad Homburg is the capital city of the Hochtaunuskreis, Hessen, Germany, on the southern slope of the Taunus, bordering among others Frankfurt and Oberursel. ... There are communes and places that have the name Kronberg: In Switzerland Kronberg im Alpstein, a mountain with its elevation at 1,662 m or 1,663 m. ...


The U-Bahn has seven lines serving the city centre and some larger suburbs. The trains that run on the line are in fact lightrails as many lines travel along a track in the middle of the street instead of underground further from the city centre. There is only one line (U4) that is completely underground. The minimum service interval is 2.5 minutes, although the usual pattern is that each line runs with a 7.5-10 minute frequency which combines to approx 3-5 minutes on the city centre sections served by more than one line. For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... A tram of the Luas system in Dublin, Ireland A METRORail train approaching Preston Station in downtown Houston, Texas, USA. The Guadalajara urban L-train system (SITEUR), at first a trolleybus system, opened in 1980; the second line was opened in 1994, and a third line is in project. ...


Frankfurt has 9 Straßenbahn (tram) lines, with trams arriving usually every 10 minutes. Many sections are served by two lines, combining to give a 5 minute frequency during rush-hour. The tram runs only above ground and serve more stops than the U-Bahn or the S-Bahn.


A number of bus lines complete the Frankfurt public transportation system. Night buses take over the service of the U-Bahn and Straßenbahn at 1:30 am to 3:30 am on Friday and Saturday nights.


Taxis

Taxis can be found outside most S-Bahn or U-Bahn stations and major intersections. The normal way to obtain a taxi is to either call a taxi operator or go to a taxi rank. However, although not the norm, one can hail one on the street. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ...


Bicycles

Deutsche Bahn also rent out bicycles to the public. One finds them at many major road intersections and railway stations. All one has to do is make a phone call to hire them for €0.06/min or they can be hired per day for €15,-. The bicycles are a bit heavy but they do have shock absorbers to ensure a smooth journey. The silver-red colour of the bikes with their unique frame make them easily visible and difficult to steal. For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... Gasfilled Shock absorber. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ...


The public can now use a velotaxi which involves the operator using a tricycle with a sheltered passenger cab. There is room for two people and the service covers all of the city centre. Rickshaw in Delhi, 2005 Velotaxi (Germany), 2005 Asian Rickshaw, 2005 Cycles Maximus, UK A velotaxi, also known as a pedicab, cycle rickshaw or trishaw (from tricycle rickshaw), is a human-powered vehicle for hire, usually with one or two seats for carrying passengers in addition to the driver. ... Antique tricycle 19th century tricycle used in Iran A tricycle (often abbreviated to trike) is a three-wheeled vehicle. ...


Frankfurt has also a network of modern cycle routes throughout city. Many of the long distance bike routes into town have dedicated cycle tracks. A number of city centre roads are "bicycle streets" where the cyclist has the right of way and where motorised vehicles are allowed access if they do not disrupt the cycle users.


Every first Sunday in the month there is a Critical Mass cycle event which starts at 2 pm at the Old Opera. For other uses of critical mass, see critical mass (disambiguation). ...


Economy and business

Frankfurt is one of the leading financial centres in Europe. According to an annual study (2007) by Cushman & Wakefield it is one of the top three cities for international companies in Europe, along with London and Paris. According to a ranking list (2001) produced by the University of Liverpool, Frankfurt is the richest city in Europe by GDP per capita. After Frankfurt are Karlsruhe, Paris and Munich [3]. The Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey 2007 ranked Frankfurt at the seventh position of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide. The only German city that did better was Düsseldorf at number six [4]. Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The University of Liverpool is a university in the city of Liverpool, England. ... Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a calculation method in national accounting (see Measures of national income and output) is defined as the total value of final goods and services produced within a countrys borders in a year, regardless of ownership. ... Karlsruhe (population 285,812 in 2006) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... This article is about the economic and philosophical concept. ... Düsseldorf (IPA: ) is the capital city of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the economic and cultural centres of Germany and western Europe. ...

The financial district
The financial district
The Eurotower, headquarters of the European Central Bank
The Eurotower, headquarters of the European Central Bank
Bull and Bear in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Bull and Bear in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Messeturm at the exhibition centre
Messeturm at the exhibition centre

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Banks

Frankfurt is commonly known as "the city of the banks". In 2006, six of the ten major German banks had their headquarters in the city, including the top four (Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank and DZ Bank) [5]. Other important banks are ING Diba, KfW, BHF Bank, Bankhaus Metzler, Delbrück Bethmann Maffei, DekaBank, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and Frankfurter Sparkasse. More than 300 national and international banks are represented here [6]. Deutsche Bank AG (pronounced [2]) (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (literal translation - German Bank) is a leading global investment bank with a broad private clients franchise, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Commerzbank AG (DAX: CBK) is the second-largest bank in Germany (after Deutsche Bank) and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. ... The 1978 Silver Tower houses part of the head office of the Dresdner bank. ... DZ Bank Tower in Frankfurt An acronym for Deutsche Zentralgenossenschaftbank or German Central Co-operative Bank, DZ Bank AG is a commercial bank and, together with WGZ-Bank, the central administration for approximately 1,400 co-operative banks covering more than three quarters of all Volksbank and Raiffeisenbank (co-operative... ING House, ING headquarters in Amsterdam ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING, Euronext: INGA) (known as ING Group) is a financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management services. ... Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is a development bank based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Helaba short for Hessische Landesbank (also: Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen) Helaba is the Landesbank for the German Federal State of Hesse with global operations. ...


The European Central Bank (Europäische Zentralbank) is one of the world's most important central banks, responsible for monetary policy covering the 15 member countries of the Eurozone. Since its foundation in 1998 the headquarters are located in downtown Frankfurt although plans have now been made for a move to a landscaped area on the site of the former wholesale market hall (Großmarkthalle) in the eastern part of the city. Headquarters Coordinates , , Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain Currency Euro ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves €43bn directly, €338bn through the Eurosystem (including gold deposits). ... The Eurozone (also called Euro Area, Eurosystem or Euroland) refers to the European Union member states that have adopted the euro currency union. ...


The German Federal Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) is an integral part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). It was established in 1957. The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany and a part of the European System of Central Banks. ...


Stock exchange

With the stock exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) and XETRA, which belong to Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt has the second largest stock exchange in Europe after the London Stock Exchange. It is by far the largest stock exchange in Germany with over 90 percent turnover in the German market. In terms of market capitalization, Deutsche Börse is the largest stock exchange in the world. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside) The DAX chart (inside) The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German: FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) is a stock exchange located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Xetra (Exchange Electronic Trading) is a worldwide electronic securities trading system based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Deutsche Börse Group LSE: DHE is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ...


Trade fairs

Main article: Frankfurt Trade Fair

Fairs have a very long tradition in Frankfurt. They were first mentioned in the 12th century. Today Frankfurt has the third-largest exhibition site in the world. The Messe Frankfurt corporation arranged 120 fairs in 40 countries in 2006. Hosted in Frankfurt are the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (the world's largest motor show), the Frankfurter Buchmesse (the world's largest book fair), the Ambiente (the world's largest consumer goods fair), the Achema (the world's largest plant engineering fair) and many more like Paperworld, Christmasworld, Beautyworld, Tendence Lifestyle or Light and Building. Frankfurt Trade Fair (German Messe Frankfurt) is the trade fair ground and company in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ... The Frankfurt Book Fair (German: Frankfurter Buchmesse) is the worlds largest trade fair for books, held annually in mid-October in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


Advertising agencies

Although it is best known for its banks, Frankfurt is also a centre for media companies. There are around 570 companies of the advertising industry and 270 public relations companies. According to a ranking of FOCUS magazine from November 2007 there are seven of the 48 largest advertising agencies in Germany based in Frankfurt, including Saatchi & Saatchi, JWT, and Publicis. Topping the list is Berlin with nine, followed by Hamburg with eight. After Frankfurt comes Munich with six. Wiesbaden is also on the list with two [7]. // Advert redirects here. ... // Dictionary. ... For the American magazine, see Focus (magazine). ... An advertising agency or ad agency is a service business dedicated to creating, planning and handling advertising (and sometimes other forms of promotion) for its clients. ... Saatchi and Saatchi is an advertising agency founded by brothers Maurice (now Lord Saatchi) and art collector Charles, most famous for their campaign on behalf of the Conservative Party before the 1979 UK general election and for the adverts for British Airways and other state owned interests privatised by the... JWT is the current name of the United States largest and worlds fourth largest advertising agency originally founded by William James Carlton in 1864 and renamed by James Walter Thompson in 1877 to The James Walter Thompson Company. ... Logo Publicis Groupe (Euronext: PUB, NYSE: PUB) is a multinational advertising and communications company based in France. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ...


Accountancy and professional services

The Big Four, the four largest international accountancy and professional services firms, are all represented in Frankfurt. The Big 4, sometimes written as the Big Four, are the four largest international accountancy and professional services firms, which handle the vast majority of audits for publicly traded companies as well as many private companies. ...


They are Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Deloitte & Touche (also referred to as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and branded as Deloitte. ... Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) and KPMG. Ernst & Young is a global organization consisting of many member firms. ... KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. ... A former PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England. ...


PwC has also its German headquarters in the city.


In October 2007, KPMG's member firms in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein merged to form KPMG Europe LLP, which is now the largest accountancy and professional services firm in Europe. The European headquarters will be situated in Frankfurt.


Management consulting

Some of the largest international management consulting firms are represented in Frankfurt, including McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Oliver Wyman, Bain & Company and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management in large corporations and organizations. ... “BCG” redirects here. ... Pete Zarustica is an American voice actor who has worked on many animated features and television shows. ... Bain & Company is a management consulting firm, headquartered in Boston, MA, that is recognized as one of the leading business institutions in the world. ... Roland Berger Strategy Consultants founded in 1967, has grown to become one of the worlds leading strategy consultancy firms. ...


Electronic communication

Frankfurt is also an important location for the internet. It is home to Germany's largest internet exchange point, DE-CIX, and is where domain names are registered for the top-level-domain ".de". // An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure that allows different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to exchange Internet traffic between their networks (autonomous systems) by means of mutual peering agreements, which allow traffic to be exchanged without cost. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... .de is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Federal Republic of Germany. ...


Lawyers

Frankfurt has the highest concentration of lawyers in Germany, with one lawyer per 99 inhabitants.


Working in Frankfurt

With over 922 jobs per 1,000 inhabitants, Frankfurt has the highest concentration of jobs in Germany. The high number of around 600,000 jobs with only 663,000 inhabitants of the city itself is explained by the high number of commuters who work in the city, which raises the per capita GDP of the resident population significantly. On work days and Saturdays there are around one million people within the city limits. On other days, the statistics regarding Frankfurt's wealth are reduced, in favor of the communities and towns of the so-called "Speckgürtel" (literally bacon belt, meaning the suburban area), such as Bad Homburg, Königstein im Taunus, Kronberg im Taunus and Bad Soden am Taunus, many of whose inhabitants work in Frankfurt. Bad Homburg is the capital city of the Hochtaunuskreis, Hessen, Germany, on the southern slope of the Taunus, bordering among others Frankfurt and Oberursel. ... Königstein im Taunus is a spa town near Frankfurt am Main in the Bundesland of Hesse, Germany. ... Kronberg im Taunus is a town in the Hochtaunuskreis district, Hesse, Germany. ... SODEN, a town and spa of Germany. ...


Despite that, Frankfurt also had, as of 2003, the highest levels of crime per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany. However, this statistic is a result of the commuter population, for it is calculated based on the 650,000-inhabitant figure, and also includes crimes committed at the airport, such as smuggling. Frankfurt is actually therefore a very safe city, corroborated by surveys among the inhabitants.


Frankfurt International Airport is the single largest place of work in Germany. Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


Other businesses

Frankfurt is home to chemical industries, software businesses and call centers. Business development and other important departments of the Deutsche Bahn are located at the DB-Headquarters in Gallus. Because of Hoechst AG, Frankfurt is considered the "Apothecary of the World". Höchst's industrial park in Frankfurt is one of the three largest locations for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Europe. Frankfurt is also home to several large German industrial associations, such as the Chemical Industry Association; the Association for German Machine- and Equipment-building; the Electrotechnical, Electronic, and Information Technology Association e. V. with its affiliated electrotechnical standards commission; and the Association of German Automobile Producers, which is currently moving to Franfurt. The Union of German Automobile Producers meets in Frankfurt every two years to coincide with the International Automobile Exhibition, mentioned above. Furthermore, the Trade Association of German Booksellers has its headquarters in Frankfurt, and organizes the Frankfurt Book Fair. In terms of labor unions, Frankfurt is home to the headquarters of IG Metall and IG Bau, two of Germany's largest labor unions. A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... A very large collections call centre in Lakeland, FL. A call centre or call center (see spelling differences) is a centralised office used for the purpose of receiving and transmitting a large volume of requests by telephone. ... Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... Hoechst AG was a German life-sciences company that became Aventis after its merger with Rhône-Poulenc S.A. in 1999. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information Technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... IG Metall (German: Industriegewerkschaft Metall, German Metalworkers Union) is the dominant metalworkers union in Germany. ...


Businesses with regional headquarters or based in and near Frankfurt include:

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Property and real estate

Frankfurt has the highest concentration of home owners in Germany. This is partly attributed to number of financial workers in the city but also because of its cosmopolitan nature with a quarter of the city's population being foreigners. For this reason Frankfurt's property market often operates differently than the rest of the country where the prices are generally much flatter than Frankfurt. German property prices are pulled down nationally because of the former East Germany, however, economically sound cities like Frankfurt and other cities in the west of Germany, have a buoyant housing market, which attracts a lot of buyers from the Far East.


Establishments and organization

Frankfurt is home of the German National Library, the Hessian State Supreme Court, and the Hessian State Employment Court, and has its own police academy. The fire department, founded in 1874, and the volunteer fire department have eight fire stations. Until their dissolution at the end of 2003, Frankfurt was the location of the Federal Disciplinary Court. The German National Library (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek) was established in 1990 during the German reunification by merging the Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig (founded 1912, later the national library of East Germany) and the Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt (founded 1947, later the national library of West Germany). ...


The German office of the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank group, and the Committee of European Insurances and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (Ceiops), the European insurance control, have their headquarters in Frankfurt. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve peoples lives. ... The World Bank logo The World Bank (the Bank) is a part of the World Bank Group (WBG), is a bank that makes loans to developing countries for development programs with the stated goal of reducing poverty. ...


Frankfurt hosts 88 consulates. Only New York and Hamburg have more foreign representation, excluding capital cities. Russia and China have recently opened general consulates in Frankfurt. The Consulate General of the United States in Frankfurt in Eckenheim is the largest American consulate in the world. The rule of Napoleon Bonaparte after his coup detat in France had conducted the manners of French governmant under dictatorship and in a consulate. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ... The Consulate General of the United States in Frankfurt represents the interests of the United States in and around the area of Frankfurt, Germany. ...


Media

Editorial department building of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Editorial department building of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Two important daily newspapers are published in Frankfurt. The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung was founded in 1949 and is the German newspaper with the widest circulation abroad, with its editors claiming to deliver the newspaper to 148 countries every day. The FAZ has a circulation of over 380,000 copies daily. The other important newspaper, the Frankfurter Rundschau, was first published in 1945 and has a daily circulation of over 181,000 copies. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Publishing house in Frankfurt am Main The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) is an influential high-quality national German newspaper, founded in 1949. ... Publishing house in Frankfurt am Main The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) is an influential high-quality national German newspaper, founded in 1949. ... The Frankfurter Rundschau is a German daily newspaper, based in Frankfurt am Main. ...


Frankfurt is also home to the German headquarters of Reuters, one of the world's most important news agencies. Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ...


Several magazines also originate from Frankfurt. The Journal Frankfurt is the best-known magazine for events, parties, and "insider tips". An "ecological magazine", Öko-Test, publishes materials for the Green Party of Germany in Bockenheim. Bockenheim is known for the quiz magazine of the same name, and is home to the editorial office of the satire magazine, Titanic. Party symbol of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (literally: Alliance 90/The Greens), the German Green Party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Frankfurt's first radio station was the Südwestdeutsche Rundfunkdienst AG (Southwest German Radio Service), founded in 1924. Its successor service is the public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk (Hessian Broadcast). Its "Funkhaus am Dornbusch" station is one of the most important radio and television broadcasters. There is also the ARD-Stern that broadcasts from individual senders via a high-service network. Bloomberg TV and RTL have regional studios on the Neuen Mainzer Straße, downtown. Other broadcasters in Frankfurt include Main FM and Radio X. The largest private radio station in the region FFH, is located nearby in Bad Vilbel. Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... Bloomberg L.P. is a Financial Media Company founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1982. ... RTL Group (LuxSE: RTL) is Europes largest TV, radio and production company, and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. ... Radio X could refer to: An Internet radio station and soon-to-be-off-air low-power FM radio station in Ridge, New York [1]. A radio station in the computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. ... Bad Vilbel is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany. ...


Since August 1945, the American Forces Network had broadcasted from Frankfurt. Due to troop reductions, the AFN's Frankfurt location has been abandoned. Since October 2004, the AFN has broadcast its European programs from Mannheim. American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its entertainment and command internal information networks worldwide. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ...


Education and research

In Frankfurt am Main, there are two universities and several specialist schools. The oldest and most well-known university in the city is the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, with locations in Bockenheim, Westend, and Riedberg, and the university hospital in Niederrad. Alongside the university is the banking academy HfB - Business School of Finance & Management, formerly known as the Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft (Institution of Higher Learning for Banking Economics), with its campus in the Ostend (Eastend) neighborhood. Since 2001, it has been a specialist institution for the teaching Economics and Management, or FOM. ... The Business School of Finance and Management (former Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft, HfB) is located in Frankfurt, Germany. ...


Frankfurt has the State Institution of Higher Learning for Artistic Education known as the Städelschule, founded in 1817 by Johann Friedrich Städel, that was taken over by the city in 1942 and turned into a state art school. Another art school is the State Institution for Music and Performance Art, initially a private school known as Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium founded in 1878. The Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main (Professional School of Frankfurt) was created out of several older organizations in 1971, and offers courses in engineering and economics. Until September 2003, Frankfurt was also home to a school for library science and administration. Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium - Musikakademie in Frankfurt am Main was founded September 22, 1878. ...


The Philosophical-Theological Institution of Saint George (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, a private institution with membership in the German Jesuit Association, has been located in Sachsenhausen since 1950. The Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology (German: Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen) is an academic seminary in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Sachsenhausen is a quarter of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. ...


The city is also home of three Max Planck Society institutes: the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR), Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, and the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. ... The Max Planck Institute for Biophysics is located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research is located in Frankfurt, Germany. ...


The Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, sponsored by several institutional and private sources, is involved in theoretical research in physics, chemistry, neurology, and computer science. The Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) is a private-public institution tof basic theoretical research in various areas of science. ...


Frankfurt is host to the Römisch-Germanische-Kommission (RGK), the German Archaeological Institute branch for prehistoric archaeology in Germany and Europe. The RGK is involved in a variety of research projects. Its library, with over 130,000 volumes, is one of the largest specialised archaeological libraries in the world. The German Archaeological Institute (German: , DAI) is one of the worlds leading archaeological research institutions, and a scientific corporation under the auspices of the German Foreign Office. ... Stonehenge, England, erected by Neolithic peoples ca. ...


Sport

Frankfurt hosts the following sports teams or clubs:

Frankfurt used to host these former teams or clubs: Eintracht Frankfurt is a German sports club, based in Frankfurt, Hesse that is best known for its football team. ... FSV Frankfurt is a German football club based in the Bornheim district of Frankfurt, Hesse and founded in 1899. ... 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Frankfurt Lions are a member of the German hockey league (DEL). ...

Frankfurt is host to the classic cycle race Rund um den Henninger-Turm. 1. ... Year Founded 1991 Home Field Commerzbank-Arena City Frankfurt, Germany Team Colors Purple, Orange Head Coach Mike Jones Championships 3 (1995, 1999, 2003) The Frankfurt Galaxy is an American football team based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Classic cycle races are the most prestigious one-day professional cycling road races in the international calendar. ... Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) leads team mate Marcus Zberg into the final sprint of the 2005 race. ...


Sister cities

Frankfurt has several Sister cities Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Gallery

Waldstadion The Commerzbank-Arena (also historically known as Waldstadion) is a 52,000 seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany that is primarily used for football and American football. ...

See also

Main Station Frankfurt Frankfurt International Airport For other articles with similar names, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Frankfurt Trade Fair (German Messe Frankfurt) is the trade fair ground and company in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Frankfurt Book Fair (German: Frankfurter Buchmesse) is the worlds largest trade fair for books, held annually in mid-October in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... The Main Train Station at night S-Bahn, U-Bahn and streetcar lines Frankfurt has a rather good transit system. ... For related articles, see Critical theory and Critical theory (Frankfurt School) Max Horkheimer (front left), Theodor Adorno (front right), and Jürgen Habermas in the background, right, in 1965 at Heidelberg The Frankfurt School is a school of neo-Marxist critical theory, social research, and philosophy. ... This is a list of mayors of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...

References

  1. ^ a b (English) World Urban Areas. Retrieved on 2007-09-20.
  2. ^ World Cities. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  3. ^ Nick Swift: European cities outperform their English counterparts. citymayors.com (Zugriff am 1. November 2006)
  4. ^ Highlights from the 2007 Quality of Livings – Mercer Human Resource Consulting
  5. ^ The Top 100 German banks 2006
  6. ^ Wirtschaft in Frankfurt am Main
  7. ^ FOCUS: Die größten Werbeagenturen 2007
  • Frankfurt — City Guide, Kraichgau Verlag (ISBN 3-929228-21-1)

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