Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine-Main region. It is a melting pot of cultures, languages and lifestyles. Frankfurt’s high-rise buildings are reminiscent of the Manhattan skyline, and natives of the city like to call it ‘Mainhattan’. The modern skyline consists of several skyscrapers, some of them over 200 metres tall. These include the sixth-tallest skyscraper in Europe, the 259-metre Commerzbank Tower. But despite its imposing glass facades, busy airport and large central station, Frankfurt is one of Europe’s smallest metropolises, with 700,000 inhabitants.
Frankfurt is a cosmopolitan city; foreign nationals make up over a quarter of the population. Accordingly, ‘Mainhattan’ is an open, tolerant and diverse place. Frankfurt is an international city in which newcomers can settle and quickly feel at home. People from around 180 different countries live here.
Additionally, Frankfurt is Germany’s number one city for businesspeople from around the world – hosting 144 foreign banks, 127 international airlines, 85 foreign consulates and 59 foreign chambers of commerce or trade missions. More than 3000 international companies are based in Frankfurt and the surrounding region. And hosting the European Central Bank and German Stock Exchange has cemented Frankfurt’s position as one of the leading financial and commercial centres in Europe and the world.Frankfurt’s cultural scene is likewise known for its diversity. There are prestigious museums featuring exhibitions on many subjects and periods, and contemporary art is on display in more than 100 galleries. Stars of international music and theatre perform regularly in the city on the Main. The Alte Oper, Städel Museum and Museumsufer are well-known and recognised internationally. On warm summer evenings the Museumsufer is a great place for a stroll along the Main, followed by a cold beer in one of the beer gardens.