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Coordinates: 50°7′N 8°41′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Frankfurt am Main
Coat of arms of Frankfurt am Main Location of Frankfurt am Main in Germany

Country Germany
State Hesse
Administrative region Darmstadt
District urban district
Population 648,325 source (mid-2005)
Area 248.31 km²
Population density 2,611 /km²
Elevation 112 m
Coordinates 50°7′ N 8°41′ E
Postal code 60001-60599,
65901-65936
Area code 069, 06109, 06101
Licence plate code F
Mayor Petra Roth (CDU)
Website frankfurt.de
Main Station Frankfurt
Main Station Frankfurt
Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt International Airport

Frankfurt am Main  [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with an estimated mid-2005 population of 648,325.[1] The Frankfurt urban area, which extends beyond the city boundaries, had an estimated population of 1,468,140 in 2000.[2] The city is at the center of the larger Frankfurt Rhine Main Area which has a population of 5 million and is Germany's second largest metropolitan area. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Karte_frankfurt_am_main_in_deutschland. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... Hesse (German: Hessen) is a state of Germany with an area of 21,110 km² and just over six million inhabitants. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Darmstadt is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Hesse, Germany, located in the south of the country. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates (Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x753, 94 KB) Beschreibung: Frankfurt (Main) – main station - from roof of Maintower Quelle: Fotografiert im Juli 2003 Fotograf: Raymond - Raimond Spekking File links The following pages link to this file: Train station ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x753, 94 KB) Beschreibung: Frankfurt (Main) – main station - from roof of Maintower Quelle: Fotografiert im Juli 2003 Fotograf: Raymond - Raimond Spekking File links The following pages link to this file: Train station ... Download high resolution version (1024x796, 89 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x796, 89 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 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). ... Hesse (German: Hessen) is a state of Germany with an area of 21,110 km² and just over six million 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. ...


Situated on the Main river, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation center of Germany. Frankfurt is the seat of the European Central Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is one of the two largest financial centres in continental Europe (the other one being Paris). According to the Liverpool University, Frankfurt is the wealthiest city in the European Union as measured by GDP per capita[3]. It is also listed as one of nine Alpha world cities. Map showing the position of the Main in Germany The Main (pronounced in FUCKKKK GERmany! German like the English word mine) is a river in Germany, 524 km long (including White Main 574 km), and one of the more significant tributaries of the Rhine river. ... Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Currency Euro -ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves >€4 billion Base borrowing rate 4. ... 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. ... Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and peninsulae. ...   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area... The University of Liverpool is a university in the city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. ... A global city and world city, or world-class city, is a concept introduced by a group of academics including the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC), based primarily at Loughborough University. ...


Among English speakers the city is commonly known simply as "Frankfurt", though Germans sometimes call it by its full name to distinguish it from the other Frankfurt in the German state of Brandenburg, known as Frankfurt an der 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. ... Brandenburg (Lower Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states) and lies in the east of the country. ... Frankfurt an der Oder [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] (German formal name: Frankfurt (Oder), Sorbian/Lusatian: Frankobord, Polish: Frankfurt nad Odrą) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany located on the Oder River, on the German-Polish border directly opposite the city of Słubice. ...

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Panorama over Frankfurt am Main, the banking city of Germany

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The skyline of Frankfurt at dusk
The skyline of Frankfurt at dusk
The Twin Towers of the Deutsche Bank
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The Twin Towers of the Deutsche Bank
Commerzbank-Tower & Maintower at night
Commerzbank-Tower & Maintower at night

Frankfurt has played a central role in the political history of Germany and the German states for centuries. From 855 to 1792 Frankfurt was the electoral city for the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In the 1848-49 revolutions, it became a sort of revolutionary capital and was the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, the Frankfurt Parliament, which met in the Frankfurter Paulskirche, or the St. Paul's Church. Download high resolution version (1136x852, 451 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1136x852, 451 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (759x1024, 124 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (759x1024, 124 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Deutsche Bank AG NYSE: DB (German for German Bank) is a multinational bank operating worldwide and employing more than 67,500 people (Dec. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x950, 411 KB) Beschreibung Description The nighty skyline of the city of Frankfurt am Main forms a very interesting motive for both photographers and tourists. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x950, 411 KB) Beschreibung Description The nighty skyline of the city of Frankfurt am Main forms a very interesting motive for both photographers and tourists. ... Events Louis II succeeds Lothar as western emperor. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... // 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. ...


The three pillars of Frankfurt's economy are finance, transport, and trade fairs. Frankfurt has been Germany's financial capital for centuries, and it is the home of a number of major banks and brokerages. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is Germany's largest, and one of the world's most important. Frankfurt houses the European Central Bank, which sets monetary policy for the Eurozone economy, and the German Bundesbank. It also houses a number of major commercial banks, including Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, and Commerzbank. 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 Frankfurt, Germany Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Currency Euro -ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves >€4 billion Base borrowing rate 4. ... The Eurozone (also called Euro Area, Eurosystem or Euroland) is the subset of European Union member states which have adopted the euro, creating a currency union. ... The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany and a part of the European System of Central Banks. ... Deutsche Bank AG NYSE: DB (German for German Bank) is a multinational bank operating worldwide and employing more than 67,500 people (Dec. ... The 1978 Silver Tower houses part of the head office of the Dresdner bank. ... Commerzbank AG (DAX: CBK) is the second-largest bank in Germany (after Deutsche Bank) and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. ...


Frankfurt has an excellent transportation infrastructure and a major international airport and European transportation hub, the Frankfurt International Airport. Frankfurt Airport ranks among the world's top ten airports and serves 304 flight destinations in 110 countries.Depending whether total passengers or flights are used to measure, it ranks as the second or third busiest in Europe alongside London Heathrow Airport and Paris' Charles de Gaulle. Its central location at Europe's heart and its excellent accessibility by air, rail and road make Frankfurt Airport City especially attractive. In addition, many large trade fairs take place in Frankfurt each year, notably the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (Frankfurt Motor Show) and the Frankfurt Book Fair, which have far over 100,000 visitors each, but also important special interest fairs like the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo or Musikmesse Frankfurt. Frankfurt International Airport Frankfurt International Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... 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. ... 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 often nicknamed "Bankfurt", "Mainhattan" (derived from the local Main River) or "The Big Äppel" (named for its apple wine industry). It is one of only four European cities that have a significant number of high-rise skyscrapers. With eleven skyscrapers taller than 150 m (492 ft) in 2004, Frankfurt is second behind Paris (La Défense and Montparnasse, with twelve skyscrapers taller than 150 m, not counting the Eiffel Tower), but ahead of London (Canary Wharf and the City, with eight skyscrapers taller than 150 m) and Moscow (seven skyscrapers taller than 150 m). The city of Frankfurt contains the tallest skyscraper in the European Union, the Commerzbank Tower, which is also the second tallest on the continent (after the Triumph-Palace building in Moscow). For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... World map showing Europe Political map (neighbouring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building architecturally, is located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ...   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area... La Défense, the new skyline of Paris La Défense is one of Paris major central business districts, located west of the city proper in the heart of the département of the Hauts-de-Seine. ... The Montparnasse Tower, which at 209m was the tallest building in Western Europe when it was built. ... The Eiffel Tower (pronounced ; French: , pronounced ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... HSBC Tower (left), One Canada Square (centre), Citigroup Centre (right) Canary Wharf in Tower Hamlets, London, England, is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks in the London Docklands. ... Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... View of Commerzbank Tower from the top of Main Tower The Commerzbank Tower at night Commerzbank Tower is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... 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. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ...


Frankfurt is also home to many cultural and educational institutions, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, many museums, most of them lined up along the Main river on the Museumsufer (museum embankment), and a large botanical garden, the Palmengarten. Frankfurt's second major university, Business School of Finance and Management, focuses on finance. The best-known museums are das Städelsche Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, called Städel, and the Senckenberg Natural History Museum. Others include the Museum for Modern Art, the Schirn Art Gallery, museums for architecture, movies, communications and the Jewish Museum/ Museum Judengasse. 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... Map showing the position of the Main in Germany The Main (pronounced in FUCKKKK GERmany! German like the English word mine) is a river in Germany, 524 km long (including White Main 574 km), and one of the more significant tributaries of the Rhine river. ... View of the Städel on Museumsufer, across the Main river. ... 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. ... 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. ... T. Rex The Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt is the largest museum of natural history in Germany. ... The Schirn Kunsthalle is Frankfurts foremost exhibition space located in the heart of the old city next to the Dom (Frankfurt Cathedral). ... The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin) is a museum in Berlin covering two millennia of German Jewish history. ...


During World War II Frankfurt was heavily bombed and its medieval city centre was destroyed. The city recovered relatively quickly after the war, and its modern shape was formed. Part of the rebuilding process involved creating one of Europe's most efficient underground transportation systems in the 1970's. That system includes a subway train system (S-Bahn) capable of reaching outlying communities as well as the city center, and a deep subway with smaller coaches (U-Bahn) also capable of traveling above ground on street rails. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... (Translated from the German wikipedia article) The S-Bahn is a suburban metro railway network in Germany. ... The Frankfurt U-Bahn is a light rail and streetcar system in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


History

See also the specific page History of Frankfurt am Main

In the area of the Römer, Roman settlements were established, probably in the first century; some artifacts from that era are found 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. ...


The name of Frankfurt on the Main is derived from the Franconofurt of the Germanic tribe of the Franks; Furt (cf. English ford) denotes a low point passage across a stream or river. Alemanni and Franks lived there and by 794 Charlemagne presided over an imperial assembly and church synod, at which Franconofurd (-furt -vurd) is first mentioned. However, since frank is also an old German word for frei ("free"), Frankfurt was a "free ford," an opportunity to cross the river Main without paying a toll. Map showing the position of the Main in Germany The Main (pronounced in FUCKKKK GERmany! German like the English word mine) is a river in Germany, 524 km long (including White Main 574 km), and one of the more significant tributaries of the Rhine river. ... For other uses, see Franks (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Events Kyoto becomes the Japanese capital. ... Charlemagne, portrait by Albrecht Dürer. ... Map showing the position of the Main in Germany The Main (pronounced in FUCKKKK GERmany! German like the English word mine) is a river in Germany, 524 km long (including White Main 574 km), and one of the more significant tributaries of the Rhine river. ...


In the Holy Roman Empire, Frankfurt was one of the most important cities. 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 one. This tradition ended in 1792, when Franz II was elected. He was crowned, on purpose, 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. The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... Events Louis II succeeds Lothar as western emperor. ... The following list of German Kings and Emperors is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... Aachen, Dutch Aken, French Aix-la-Chapelle, Spanish Aquisgrán, Latin Aquisgranum, Ripuarian Oche) is a spa city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km to the west of Cologne, and the westernmost city in Germany. ... Events Earliest English slave-trading expedition under John Hawkins. ... Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II. His Coat of Arms Maximilian II 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. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Francis I in Austrian coronation regalia, 1832 Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (German language: Franz II, Heiliger Römischer Kaiser) also referred to as Franz I, Emperor of Austria (February 12, 1768 – March 2, 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until August 6, 1806, when the... The Champs-Élysées decorated with flags for the 14 July. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Combatants French government Parisian militia (ancestor of Frances National Guard) Commanders Bernard-René de Launay† Prince de Lambesc Camille Desmoulins Strength 114 soldiers, 30 artillery pieces 600 - 1,000 insurgents Casualties 1 98 The Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 was an important symbolic development in the...


The Frankfurter Messe (en: 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. Since 1478 book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt, the Frankfurter Buchmesse being still the most important in Germany and, some might say, the world. Frederick II (December 26, 1194 – December 13, 1250), Holy Roman Emperor of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was pretender to the title of King of the Romans from 1212, unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1220 until his death in 1250. ... 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 managed to remain neutral during the Thirty Years' War, but it suffered from the bubonic plague that was brought to the city by refugees. After the end of the war, Frankfurt regained its wealth. Combatants Protestantism: Sweden,Denmark, France, Scotland and protestant German countries like Saxony Roman Catholic Church: Holy Roman Empire, Spain Commanders Gustav II Adolf Ferdinand II The Thirty Years War was fought between 1618 and 1648, principally on the territory of todays Germany, also involving most of the major European... Bubonic plague is the best-known variant of the deadly infectious disease plague, which is caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis. ...


In the Napoleonic Wars Frankfurt was occupied or cannonaded several times by French troops. It nevertheless still remainded 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 1806 – 19 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 didn't have legitimate heirs). The Grand Duchy remained a short episode lasting from 1810 to 1813, when military tide turned in favor of the Anglo-Prussian lead allies, which turns over 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 Allies: • Great Britain (until 1801)/United Kingdom(from 1801) • Prussia • Austria • Sweden • Russia • Portugal • Spain • and others • France • Denmark-Norway • Poland Casualties Full list The Napoleonic Wars comprised a series of global conflicts fought during Napoleon Bonapartes rule over France (1799 - 1815). ... The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... In virtue of his dignity -believed as early as 1279- as Primate of the Habsburg dynastys apostolic kingdom of Hungary (much larger then the present republic), the Archbishop of Gran -the historical German name of the present Esztergom(-Budapest)- enjoyed extraordinary privileges. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Confederation of the Rhine or Rhine Confederation (Rheinbund in German; in French officially États confédérés du Rhin but in practice Confédération du Rhin) lasted from 1806 to 1813 and was formed from sixteen German states by Napoleon after he defeated Habsburgs Francis II... 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). ... 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. ...


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. ...


After the ill-fated revolution of 1848, Frankfurt was home to the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung), which resided in St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche) (see German Confederation for details) 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 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. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Frankfurt lost its independence after Austro-Prussian War as Prussia annexed in 1866 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 40,000+ dead or wounded 37,000 dead... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 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... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...


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. 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 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 as a means of reprisal, because the French found the German side guilty of having violated in some details the clauses of the peace treaty of Versailles concerning the demilitarisation of the Rhineland.[Quote from source requested on talk page to verify interpretation of 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. Dr. Ludwig Landmann (born May 18, 1868, died March 5, 1945) was a German liberal politician. ... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... 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. ... Lesko synagogue, Poland A synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת ; beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: שול, shul) is a Jewish place of religious worship. ...


The city of Frankfurt was severely bombed in World War II. 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. The reconstruction after the war took place in an (often-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. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead...


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. 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 capital city to Berlin. Konrad Hermann Josef Adenauer (IPA: ) (January 5, 1876 – April 19, 1967) was a conservative German statesman. ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ...


Population

Frankfurt is a multicultural city. Most immigrants are from Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, or Italy. The Frankfurt Area is also home to the largest Korean community in Europe. 180 different nationalities reside in Frankfurt.


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 narrow plurality of citizens are Catholic. Frankfurt has the second largest Jewish community (after Berlin) in Germany. Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ...


Geography

Geographic location

The city is located on both sides of the Main River. The southern part of the city contains the Frankfurt City Forest (Frankfurter Stadtwald) Germany's largest urban forest. The centre of Frankfurt is located on the north of Main River. 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

view from south, the "Taunus" as background
view from south, the "Taunus" as background

To the West, Frankfurt borders the Main-Taunus district (Towns and Municipalities Hattersheim am Main, Kriftel, Hofheim am Taunus, Kelkheim (Taunus), Liederbach am Taunus, Sulzbach (Taunus), Schwalbach am Taunus and Eschborn); to the Northwest the Hochtaunuskreis (Towns Steinbach (Taunus), Oberursel (Taunus), Wehrheim, and Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe; to the North the Wetteraukreis (Towns Karben and Bad Vilbel); to the Northeast the Main-Kinzig district (Municipality Niederdorfelden and the town Maintal); to the Southeast the city Offenbach am Main; to the South the Offenbach district (Town Neu-Isenburg); and to the Southwest the Groß-Gerau district (Towns Mörfelden-Walldorf, Rüsselsheim und Kelsterbach). Image File history File links RodgauFernsicht. ... Image File history File links RodgauFernsicht. ... 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. ... 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. ... Famous Mahlerwinkel Historcal Town Hall Oberursel (Taunus) is a city in Germany. ... Wehrheim is a municipality in Hesse, Germany some 30 km north of Frankfurt am 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. ... 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. ... Maintal is a town in the Main-Kinzig district, in Hesse, Germany. ... Offenbach is a city in Hessen, Germany, located at 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 is again divided into 118 Stadtbezirke or city districts. The largest Ortsteil in area is Sachsenhausen-Süd. Most Stadtteile are incorporated suburbs, or Vororte, or previously separate cities. Some like Nordend arose during the rapid growth of the city in the Gründerzeit after the unification of Germany. Others were formed from settlements, which previously belonged to other city divisions, like Dornbusch (Frankfurt am Main). 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. ... 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, Gallusviertel, Westend, Nordend, Ostend and Sachsenhausen. After 1877, a number of previously independent areas were incorporated into the city, see list of current districts of the city. 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 [[Image:{{{image_map}}}|150px|Map]] Data Area: 4. ... The Westend area of Frankfurt contains the two Stadtteile 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. ... Sachsenhausen is a district of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. ...


Sights

Frankfurt Cathedral
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Frankfurt Cathedral

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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. Michelangelos The Last Judgement shows Saint Bartholomew holding the knife of his martyrdom and his flayed skin. ... See also Gothic art. ... There are other articles with similar names; see Merovingian (disambiguation). ... The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ...


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. A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ...


Römer

Römer

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The name of the town 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. Events May 29 - Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmoreland, meets Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Earl of Norfolk Thomas Mowbray in Shipton Moor, tricks them to send their rebellious army home and then imprisons them June 8 - Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, executed in...


The Römer was partially destroyed in World War II, and later rebuilt.

St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Church

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Saint Paul's Church

For the full article, see Frankfurter Paulskirche. The Paulskirche seen from the Maintower The Paulskirche is a church in Frankfurt am Main with important political symbolism in Germany. ...


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 finished 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. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 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. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


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. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead...


Concert House Old Opera

Opera House
Opera House

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Alte Oper, Frankfurt's famous opera house, was built in 1880 by the architect Richard Lucae. It was one of the major opera houses of Germany, until it was destroyed in World War II. It was not until 1981 that the old opera was fully rebuilt and reopened. Today it functions as a concert hall, while operas are performed in the Oper Frankfurt. The inscription on the frieze of the Old Opera says: "Dem Wahren, Schönen, Guten" ("To the true, the beautiful, the good"). 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Frankfurt Opera is the leading opera company of Germany and the opera house is one of the most important in Europe. ... Frieze of the Tower of the Winds. ...


Frankfurt Opera

The Oper Frankfurt is the leading opera company of Germany and one of the most important opera houses in the world. The Frankfurt Opera is the leading opera company of Germany and the opera house is one of the most important in Europe. ...

City Theater at night
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City Theater at night

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20th century architecture

This article needs to be wikified. ... 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 color white. ...

Skyscrapers

Frankfurt is unique for its skyscrapers, and it is one of only a few European cities to allow skyscrapers within the old central part of town. Along with Paris and London, it also is one of the few European cities to have a significant number of skyscrapers.   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ...


The major skyscrapers are:

View of Commerzbank Tower from the top of Main Tower The Commerzbank Tower at night Commerzbank Tower is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Armadillo, Sir Norman Fosters Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank OM Kt (born June 1, 1935) is a British architect. ... Silver Tower is the headquarters of Dresdner Bank. ... MesseTurm is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Officially called Westendstrasse 1, it is the seat of the DZ-Bank. ... Maintower in the evening The Maintower is a skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Trianon is a skyscraper in Frankfurt that was constructed in 1993, replacing the 12-story BfG Bank (1964-1990). ...

Other structures

"Hammering Man" in front of the Messeturm skyscraper
"Hammering Man" in front of the Messeturm skyscraper
Henninger Turm 
a grain silo owned by Henninger Brewery with observation deck and restaurant, offering a breath-taking view over downtown Frankfurt from its south shore. The tower has been closed to the public since October 31, 2002.
Europaturm 
a telecommunications tower known as the "Frankfurt TV Tower". Until 1999, it was open to the public, with an entertainment establishment in the revolving top.

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Culture

Festivals

Frankfurt hosts several festivals, fairs, and carnivals throughout the year. The most famous is the Rheingau-Music-Festival with many (mostly classical) concerts at castles and under the open sky surrounded by vineyards. It's an annual festival, taking place in May. Another major festival in the city is the "Museumsuferfest"; "Museum-Riverbank-Festival". It is one of the biggest cultural festivals in Germany, which offers the opportunity to see, buy, smell, taste and hear new things from all around the world. The festival takes place yearly at the end of summer and attracts an average of 3 million visitors. The festival goes over a period of 3 days and ends with a spectacular show of fireworks. Frankfurt is also known for having one of the largest red light districts in Germany in vicinity of the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station). A red-light district is a neighborhood where prostitution is a common part of everyday life. ... Dresden Hauptbahnhof in about 1900 Hauptbahnhof is the German term for main railway station, and is used to designate the principal passenger railway station of major towns and cities which have multiple stations . ...


Museums

"Staedel"
"Staedel"
  • Städel
  • Senckenberg Natural History Museum
  • The Museum for Modern Art (Frankfurt am Main)
  • Schirn Art Gallery
  • Deutsches Filmmuseum
  • Deutsches Architektur Museum
  • Museum für angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Museum of Design
  • Deutsches Ikonenmuseum
  • Museum für Kommunikation

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Culinary specialties

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Transport

Airports

The city is accessed from around the world via the Frankfurt International Airport. The airport has three runways and is one of the three busiest airports in Europe, along with London Heathrow Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Frankfurt can also be accessed via Frankfurt-Hahn Airport which is located approximately 120 km from the actual city. Frankfurt International Airport Frankfurt International Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Runway 13R/31L of El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, D.C. Aerial picture of a runway of Chennai International Airport, Tamil Nadu A runway is a strip of land on an airport, on which aircraft can take off and land. ... World map showing Europe Political map (neighbouring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), often referred to as Heathrow, is the third busiest airport in the world, after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago OHare. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... Image:Frankfurt-hahne-terminal. ...


Railways

Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof recently underwent a major development to allow trains from all over Germany to arrive at the station. Long distance trains run by Deutsche Bahn exit and arrive at the station everyday and less luxurious trains run by EuroCity and InterCity do the same. 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. ... 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. ... EuroCity, abbreviated EC, denotes a train service within the European inter-city rail network. ... A Romanian InterCity train, run by Romanian Railways, at Arad station in May 2003 InterCity is a name for the inter-city rail services in Europe. ...


Local trains are integrated in the Public transport system Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), second largest integrated public transport systems in the world. Only the Berlin integrated public transport system (VBB) is larger. Skytrain Bangkok. ... The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (abbreviated RMV) is a transport association in the German state of Hesse, centered around Frankfurt am Main. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ...


Public Transport

Another tram in Frankfurt.
Another tram in Frankfurt.

The city comprises of two underground railway systems which are U-Bahn and S-Bahn as well as an above-ground tram system known as the Straßenbahn. Information about the U and S Bahn can be found on the RMV website. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 732 KB) Summary This photo was taken by Erebus555 in April 2006 in Frankfurt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 732 KB) Summary This photo was taken by Erebus555 in April 2006 in Frankfurt. ... The Frankfurt U-Bahn is a light rail and streetcar system in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... (Translated from the German wikipedia article) The S-Bahn is a suburban metro railway network in Germany. ...


The S-Bahn is a far more extensive rail network which is above ground for the majority of the journey, however become subterranean in the city centre. The S-Bahn accesses the suburbs of Frankfurt and the main airport, as well as cities and larger towns in close distance (like Darmstadt, Hanau and Wiesbaden) as well as most towns on the way. Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


The U-Bahn has seven lines which serve the city centre and some larger suburbs. The trains that run on the line are in fact trams as many lines break to ground surface and travel along the street at the end. For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... A CLRV Streetcar in the City of Toronto. ...


The Straßenbahn only operates within the direct city center of Frankfurt and some smaller suburbs, making it a popular option for mid-day business commuting. It also provides extensive access to area of Sachsenhausen located on the southern bank of the Main river.


A number of bus lines complete the public transportation system of Frankfurt. 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. (to be exact Saturday and Sunday morning)


Fines of €40 are given by ticket controllers if people are found to travel on the tram services without a ticket. These controllers frequently go on the trams.


Taxis

Most taxis can be found outside all S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations and can be hailed down however there is still the option of calling a taxi operator. Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ...


Bicycles

Deutsche Bahn also rent out bicycles to the public. One find them at many major road intersections and railway stations. All you 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. This racing bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ... Gasfilled Shock absorber. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... Red may be any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ...


The public can now use a velotaxi which involves the operator using a tricycle with a sheltered capsule on top. There is room for two people and the operators cover 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Roads

The roads and streets of Frankfurt city centre are usually congested and some areas are pedestrian-only streets. Despite these congested streets, there are numerous car parks located throughout the city. Frankfurt is also a traffic hub of the German Autobahn system. Within the direct city vicinity Frankfurt connects to the A 1, A 3, A 5, A 66, A 67, A 661 and A 45 Autobahns. Look up Pedestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into freeway. ... Bundesautobahn 1 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 1, short form Autobahn 1, abbreviated as BAB 1 or A 1) is an autobahn in Germany. ... Map of the A 3 in Germany Bundesautobahn 3 (BAB 3 or A 3) is an German Autobahn that links the border to the Netherlands near Wesel in the northwest to the Austrian border near Passau in the southeast. ... 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. ... 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. ... Bundesautobahn 67 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 67, short form Autobahn 67, abbreviated as BAB 67 or A 67) is an autobahn in Germany. ... Bundesautobahn 45 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 45, short form Autobahn 45, abbreviated as BAB 45 or A 45) is an autobahn in Germany, connecting Dortmund in the west with Hanau in the southwest. ...


Buses

Frankfurt has an extensive city bus system that augments the streetcar and U-Bahn system run by the RMV a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... The Frankfurt U-Bahn is a light rail and streetcar system in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


Economy and Business

Bull and Bear face-off in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Bull and Bear face-off in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Frankfurt am Main is a financial and service centre of global importance and, as the focal point of the dynamic Rhine-Main economic region, is one of the leading locations for companies in Europe. Its central location, its well-developed infrastructure with the largest airport on the continent, the concentration of internationally active companies (many of them have headquarters in the city) of various sectors provide Frankfurt with one of the top positions in Europe. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1486 KB) Summary View of the Bull and the Bear sculpture in front of the Frankfurt DAX in Germany. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1486 KB) Summary View of the Bull and the Bear sculpture in front of the Frankfurt DAX in Germany. ... In investing, financial markets have market trends that can be classified as primary trends, secondary trends (short-term), and secular trends (long-term). ... 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. ...


As one of the leading financial centres, more than 300 national and international banks are represented in the Main metropolis. Amongst others, the European Central Bank and the German Bundesbank have their headquarters in Frankfurt. This is also where the Deutsche Börse Group is located. Deutsche Börse Group LSE: DHE is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. ...


According to a ranking list produced by the University of Liverpool, Frankfurt is the richest city in Europe by GDP per capita. After Frankfurt are Karlsruhe, Paris and then Munich. Karlsruhe (population 283,959 in 2005) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ...   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern). ...


With over 922 jobs per 1000 inhabitants, Frankfurt has the highest concentration of jobs in Germany. The high number of around 600,000 positions with only 650,000 inhabitants of the city itself is explained by the high number of commuters who work in the city, which raises the per capital GDP of the resident population significantly. Furthermore, it is only on work days and certain Saturdays when shops are open that Frankfurt can claim to have a million inhabitants. 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), such as Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, Königstein im Taunus, Kronberg im Taunus and Bad Soden am Taunus, many of whose inhabitants work in Frankfurt. Frankfurt has the highest concentration of lawyers in Germany, with one lawyer per 99 inhabitants, and also the highest per-capita level of debt in Germany (excepting Germany's three city-states), because of a set of massive public works projects in the 1980s under CDU mayors Walter Wallmann and Wolfram Brück. Königstein im Taunus is a spa town near Frankfurt am Main in the Bundesland of Hesse, Germany. ... Kronberg im Taunus is a place in the Hochtaunuskreis district, Hesse, Germany. ... SODEN, a town and spa of Germany. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Walter Wallmann (born 1932) was a German politician. ...


Frankfurt also occupies the fifth position on another list ranking major cities according to list ranking major cities according to quality of life. 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 therefore a very safe city, confirmed by surveys among the inhabitants. The well-being or quality of life of a population is an important concern in economics and political science. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Frankfurt Airport is the single largest place of work in Germany. Frankfurt International Airport (German: Flughafen Frankfurt am Main) is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...


Electronic Communication

Frankfurt is also an important location for the internet. Frankfurt is home to Germany's largest internet exchange point, DE-CIX, and is where domain names are registered for the top-level-domain .de. It has been suggested that National Inter Connection Exchange, and Indonesia Open Internet Exchange Point be merged into this article or section. ... .de is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Federal Republic of Germany. ...


Trade

Fairs have a long tradition in Frankfurt, which, with the Frankfurt Trade Fair is recognized as the premier city for medieval fairs and modern-day trade shows. Even in the Middle Ages, traders could sell their goods in Frankfurt. Frankfurt was connected with Leipzig, the second most important location for fairs in the Holy Roman Empire, by means of the Via Regia. Frankfurt Trade Fair (German Messe Frankfurt) is the trade fair ground and company in Frankfurt, Germany. ... [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... Via Regia means Kings Road. It is an Imperial Road and an Ancient road. ...


Alongside the Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt hosts the International Automobile Exhibition, the Achema, and the Ambiente Frankfurt, the largest consumer goods trade show in the world. 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 International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ...


Non-financial Businesses

Despite its reputation, Frankfurt is home not only to financial companies. In hardly any other German city are there so many internationally oriented businesses with such diversity. Among others, Frankfurt is home to chemical industries, advertising, software business 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 has been considered for many years 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. ... Billboards and street advertising in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, (2005) Advertising is the business of drawing public attention to goods and services, performed through a variety of media. ... 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 call centre (Commonwealth English) or call center (AmE) is a centralized office of a company that answers incoming telephone calls from customers(often for the purposes of product support) , or that makes outgoing telephone calls to customers (telemarketing). ... 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 Technology (IT)[1] is a broad subject concerned with the use of technology in managing and processing information, especially in large organizations. ... IG Metall (Industriegewerkschaft Metall - German Metalworkers Union) is the dominant metalworkers union in Germany. ...


A certain amount of economic power is given to Frankfurt by the German Football Association, which has its headquarters in Frankfurt. The German Football Association (DFB) (German: Deutscher Fußball-Bund) is the governing body of football in Germany. ...


Frankfurt is also home to the German and European headquarters of several foreign automobile businesses, such as Fiat (including Alfa-Romeo and Lancia) and KIA. Jaguar is located outside of the city in [[Kronberg],]as is Opel (a subsidiary of General Motors) in Rüsselsheim. Fiat Punto FIAT Group, or Fiat S.p. ... Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer. ... Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia, part of the Fiat group since 1969. ... Kia has several meanings: Kia Motors is a South Korean automobile manufacturer; Kia Asamiya is a popular Japanese manga artist. ... Binomial name Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758) The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a large member of the cat family found primarily in the warm regions of the Americas. ... Opel is an automobile maker in Germany. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest automaker. ... Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. ...


Finance

However, Frankfurt is above all known as a location of high finance. The headquarters of Germany's three largest banks are all located in downtown Frankfurt. The Deutsche Bank is located on the Mainzer Landstraße in the vicinity of the Taunus foothills. A few avenues further into the city, one can recognize the Commerzbank's skyscrapers, the highest of which is almost 300 meters tall. Deutsche Bank AG NYSE: DB (German for German Bank) is a multinational bank operating worldwide and employing more than 67,500 people (Dec. ... Commerzbank AG (DAX: CBK) is the second-largest bank in Germany (after Deutsche Bank) and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. ...


Despite what its name would suggest, the Dresdner Bank is also headquartered in Frankfurt. Dresdner Bank now belongs to Allianz Bank in Munich. Frankfurt is also the location of the largest Dutch "direct bank", ING. Several important non-public banks are also located in Frankfurt, such as Bankhaus Metzler, Hauck and Aufhäuser, Delbrück Bethmann Maffei (which belongs to the Dutch ABN Amro) and BHF-Bank. The 1978 Silver Tower houses part of the head office of the Dresdner bank. ... Allianz AG, (NYSE: AZ; IPA pronunciation: [alliˈanʦ]) is a large financial service provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern). ... Ing can refer to one of the following: In Old English tradition and as supposed eponymous ancestor of the Ingaevones (as well as the rune ᛜ/ᛝ named after him) see Yngvi. ... ABN AMRO (Euronext: AAB, (NYSE: ABN)) is the largest bank in the Netherlands and has operations all over the world, its history going back to 1824. ...


Among the largest non-public banks are the DZ Bank, the Deka, the Frankfurter Sparkasse (savings bank), and the Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (HELABA). Most of the remaining 300 banks are small domestic businesses. DZ Bank Tower in Frankfurt DZ Bank AG is a commercial bank and the cooperative central bank for 1,100 Volksbank and Raiffeisenbank branches in Germany and Austria. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


With the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and XETRA, which belong to the Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt has the second largest stock exchange in Europe, and accounts for the largest proportion of trades in Germany. In terms of market capitalization, the 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 or Xetra can refer to multiple things: An electronic trading system developed by Deutsche Börse, Xetra (trading system) A Mexican radio station, XETRA (radio station) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Deutsche Börse Group LSE: DHE is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. ...


Establishments and Organization

Frankfurt am Main is a banking metropolis also with respect to state-owned banks. Alongside the Bundesbank (the German central bank) and the KfW Banking Group, the German office of the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank group) and the European Central Bank have their headquarters in Frankfurt. The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany and a part of the European System of Central Banks. ... The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve peoples lives. ... Logo of the World Bank The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, in Romance languages: BIRD), better known as the World Bank, is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by WWII. Now, its mission has expanded to fight poverty by means... Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Currency Euro -ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves >€4 billion Base borrowing rate 4. ...


Beyond that, Frankfurt is the home to 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 firehouses. 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). ...


Frankfurt also 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 General Consulate of the United States in Eckenheim is the largest American consulate in the world. The term Consulate can refer to: the office or the period in office of a consul a diplomatic consulate the French Consulate which governed between 1799 and 1804 a brand of menthol cigarettes Consulate This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ...


Media

Frankfurt was one of the first cities with daily newspapers, and is home to two international newspapers, with differing political perspectives. The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has its editorial offices and its printing houses in the vicinity of Mainzer Highway in the Gallus neighborhood of the city. In contrast, the left-of-center Frankfurter Rundschau moved its editorial offices and printing houses to the Sachsenhausen neighborhood in July 2005. Furthermore, there is also another conservative regional newspaper, the Frankfurter Neue Presse, printed by the Frankfurt society, right next to the printing house of the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung. Frankfurt has a new tabloid newspaper, NEWS Frankfurt from the Handelsblatt publishing company, printed on smaller tabloid-style leaf, with a modern layout. The Welt Kompakt is printed in a similar format, and appears in Frankfurt and Berlin. 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. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... The Handelsblatt is a leading German commercial newspaper published by the Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt in Düsseldorf. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ...


Next to the newspapers, there are also several interesting magazines in Frankfurt's media landscape. The Journal Frankfurt is the best-known magazine for events, parties, and "insider tips". Like the FAZ and FNP, the Journal Frankfurt has its editorial offices in the Gallus neighborhood. For "ecological magazines", Öko-Test publishes materials for the Green Party of Germany in Bockenheim -- best known for the quiz magazine of the same name. Bockenheim is also the 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. ...


Frankfurt's oldest radio station was the Südwestdeutsche Rundfunkdienst AG (Southwest German Radio Service), founded in 1924. Its successor service is the public boadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk (Hessian Broadcast), with its "Funkhaus am Dornbusch" station -- one of the most important media organizations for radio and television. There is also the ARD-Stern that broadcasts from individual senders via a high-service network. The American media business Bloomberg TV has its German studio on the Neuen Mainzer Straße downtown. Furthermore, thehre is the regional studio for RTL. Purely-radio broadcasters are also located in Frankfurt, such as Main FM. A further private, though not commercial, radio broadcaster is Radio X, not far from the Constable lookout station. The largest private radio station in the region FFH, is located in the nearby city 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 is an abbreviation used in several contexts. ... The soundtrack of the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which is set in 1992 at the West Coast state of San Andreas, required that the games radio stations reflect the music tastes of the time and area, in addition to covering current events in the... FFH, in a press photo for their 2005 album, Voice From Home FFH (Far From Home) is a Contemporary Christian band from the United States. ... Bad Vilbel is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany. ...


Frankfurt is also home to Reuters's German headquarters. Reuters has its offices in the Messeturm. Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pron. ... MesseTurm is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. ...


Since August 1945, the American Forces Network had broadcast from Frankfurt. In the context of 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 specialty 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 university hospital in Niederrad. Alongside the university is the banking academie 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 a center for the Specialty Institution for Economics and Management, or FOM. ... The Business School of Finance and Management (former Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft, HfB) is located in Frankfurt, Germany. ...


For art, 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. The other well-known artistic school is the State Instutution for Music and Performance Art, initially as a privat school known as Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium founded in 1878. 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main (Professional School of Frankfurt) was created out of several prior organizations in 1971, and offers courses in engineering and economics.


Another important organization is the Philosophical-Theological Institution of Saint George (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen). This is a private institution with membership in the German Jesuit Association, and has been located since 1950 in Frankfurt's Sachsenhausen neighborhood. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Until 30 September 2003, Frankfurt was also home to a school for library science and administration, though that has since closed. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Furthermore, there exist in Frankfurt three Max-Planck-Institutes: the Max Planck Institute for European History of Law (MPIER), Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, and the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. Closely associated with the University is the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, an organization, sponsored by several institutional and private sources, involved in theoretical research in physics, chemistry, neurology, and computer science. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. ... The Max Planck Institute for European History of Law is located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... 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 (FIAS) is a private-public institution tof basic theoretical research in various areas of science. ...


Sports

Frankfurt hosts several sport teams, such as

Eintracht Frankfurt is a German football club based in Frankfurt, Hessen. ... FSV Frankfurt is a German football club based in the Bornheim district of Frankfurt, Hesse and founded in 1899. ... 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. ...

Sister cities

Frankfurt's sister cities are: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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See also

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. ... 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 social theory (which is more akin to anarchism than communism), social research, and philosophy. ... This is a list of mayors of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...

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References

  1. ^ (German) Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt. "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Retrieved on 2006-09-17.
  2. ^ (English) Geopolis database, University of Avignon. Urbanized areas of Germany from 1950 to 2000. Retrieved on 2006-09-17.
  3. ^ (English) City Mayors. "Europe's 61 richest cities". Retrieved on 2006-09-17.
  • Frankfurt — City Guide, Kraichgau Verlag (ISBN 3-929228-21-1)

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