Offenbach’s attraction lies in its distance from Frankfurt – and in its proximity.
Rent is generally lower than in Frankfurt, particularly for older flats with high ceilings and turn-of-the-century detail. The regional transport network makes Offenbach attractive to commuters working in and around Frankfurt.
Frankfurt and Offenbach have a long and curious rivalry, which has often found expression on the football pitch. When Eintracht Frankfurt won the German title in 1959, the Offenbacher Kickers were runners-up.
Offenbach is also known as the Leather City. In the early 20th century no other German city produced and processed as much leather as Offenbach. The leather museum is definitely worth a visit.