Newcomers quickly feel at home here
Frankfurt is the biggest city in the Rhine-Main region. It’s a melting pot of different languages, cultures and ways of life.
Frankfurt’s skyscrapers bear a striking resemblance to Manhattan’s skyline, and the locals like to call their city “Mainhattan”. Its modern skyline is made up of several high-rise buildings, some of which are over 200 metres tall. This includes the sixth-highest skyscraper in Europe, the 259-metre Commerzbank Tower. But despite its impressive glass buildings, bustling airport and large train station, Frankfurt is one of the smallest metropolitan regions in Europe with a population of 700,000.
Frankfurt is a cosmopolitan city – more than a quarter of its population is made up of foreign nationals – and this gives “Mainhattan” its open-mindedness, tolerance and diversity. Frankfurt is an international city, where newcomers can settle down and quickly feel at home. People from around 180 different countries live together here.
Frankfurt is also the number one city in Germany for international business people: It has 144 (foreign) banks, 127 (international) airlines, 85 (foreign) consulates and 59 (foreign) chambers of commerce and trade missions. Over 3,000 international companies are based in Frankfurt and the surrounding region, and the headquarters of the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange have allowed Frankfurt to consolidate its position as one of the leading centres for trade and finance in Europe and the rest of the world.
Frankfurt’s cultural life is also known for its diversity. It has renowned museums with exhibitions from all areas and eras, and contemporary art is on display in over 100 galleries. International stars from the world of music and theatre regularly perform in the Main metropolis. Frankfurt’s original opera house (Alte Oper), Städel Museum and row of museums along the Main (Museumsufer) are known and recognised around the world. You can take a lovely stroll along the Museumsufer on warm summer evenings before enjoying a cold beer in the beer garden.