Frankfurt, officially known as Frankurt am Main, is a dynamic and international financial city located along the Main River. The metropolis is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and is the 5th largest city in Germany. This city in the heart of Germany offers a unique combination of its traditional timbered houses combined with the modern metal and glass skyscrapers. As with many German cities, Frankfurt was severely damaged during the 1944 air raids at the end of WWII. The city made a collective decision to only rebuilt a small portion of the Römerberg (Old Town) in its traditional form. It has instead focused its attention on the modern glass and metal skyscrapers where are home to many banks, insurance companies, and headquarters for many European businesses. The city is not only the financial center of Europe, but, in fact as of 2013, the geographical center of the European Union is located about 40km/25mi east of Frankfurt’s financial district.
Frankfurt is not just a city for business, but it also the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose former home has been transformed into a museum dedicated to the writer. The Frankfurt Natural History Museum boasts the largest collection of dinosaur bones in Europe. There are many more museums dedicated to the arts, films, and history located along the Main River. On both sides of the river is the Museumsufer (Museum Embankment) where there is a total of 12 museums clustered into a small area. This modern city offers something for everyone.
Transport to Frankfurt
Frankfurt is a large metropolitan city with several different districts that are worth exploring. Although the Altstadt is relatively small, and most sights are within an easy walking distance, you may wish to make use of their efficent public transport system, made up of trams, metro, S-Bahn and buses. Advice on how to navigate the public transport will always be provided in your full itinerary.
Frankfurt is also home to a large international airport. It is Europe’s busiest airport and Germany’s major international gateway, therefore you can find a wide availablity of flights connecting to many of the USA's major cities as well Canada and most of Europe's larger cities. Frankfurt’s Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is also the busiest train station in Europe, with connections to all major German and European cities.