Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. The city centre, especially Römer square, the cultural landscape and the museums at the River Main, draw millions of tourists every year. It is the largest financial center with institutions such as European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks calling it home. Frankfurt is the place where Germany's major autobahns and railways intersect.
Frankfurt is a Logistical Hub, you can go to any part of Europe and by extension the world. Almost one in three of the people living in Frankfurt do not hold a German passport. No matter where visitors come from, they will always meet people in Frankfurt who speak their language and a restaurant that serves their favourite food. The open and hospitable atmosphere in Frankfurt stems from its centuries-old role as a trading centre. This liberal and democratic tradition of the city may be one reason for the fact that people from very diverse cultures have lived here in peace with one another for a long time. They have all contributed to making this city shine slightly differently from every angle, like a jewel shines slightly differently when you look at it from different sides.
This starts with the city’s architecture. Those who go and have a drink in a cosy cider pub on a nice summer evening will experience the atmosphere that even Frankfurt’s most famous son, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, would still easily recognise. The view of Frankfurt’s bold high-rise architecture is just as attractive and yet very different. Directly opposite the high-rise buildings, on the other side of the Main, a unique collection of 13 museums has been developed and these are devoted to different works of art, from classical paintings to modern media.
The Römerberg: Frankfurt's Old Town Center
The Museum District
The Palm Garden
Senckenberg Natural History Museum
St. Bartholomew's Cathedral
Goethe House and Museum
Art City: The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art
The Old Opera House
The Eschenheimer Tower