Thought about moving to Frankfurt am Main?
Frankfurt on the Main is ranked fifth largest city in Germany and first in the state of Hessen. Frankfurt is the centre of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region that is the second largest metropolitan region in Germany.
The city is the largest financial centre in Europe and it is the transport and financial centre of Germany for some time now. There are some famous banks in Frankfurt, which helped to establish the city, such as the German Federal Bank, the European Central Bank, the Frankfurt Trade Fair and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange together with other large commercial banks.
The city’s airport is the busiest international airport in the world and the Frankfurt Central Station is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe. In addition to this, the world’s largest internet traffic exchange point is at Frankfurt’s DE-CIX.
Frankfurt is considered a global city, ranked 10th and 11th among financial centres because of the international influence it represents in finance, commerce, culture, education, tourism and transport. It was also ranked seventh in the world for the quality of living.
There are three major supports to Frankfurt’s success. These are finance, trade fairs and cars.
As most people know, Frankfurt’s is the home of some major brokerages and banks such as Frankfurt’s Stock Exchange that is one of the largest and most important in the world. The European Central Bank is the one that sets monetary policy for the Eurozone and many other major influences in the economic sector.
The city also has an amazingly good transport infrastructure that being the famous airport and the Autobahn interchange motorway named Frankfurter Kreuz, which is heavily used in Europe. Adding to that, Frankfurt has three major railway stations that are used for high-speed ICE trains. These are Frankfurt South station, Frankfurt Central station and Frankfurt Airport long-distance station.
The trade fair in Frankfurt is the third largest in the world and is used for many of the important trade fairs held every year there. Examples are worldwide known events such as the Frankfurt Book Fair for the book enthusiasts, the Musikmesse that is the world’s biggest music fair and the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Frankfurt also has a vast cultural and educational experience, being the home of many such institutions. An example would be the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences or the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University but also plenty of wonderful museums and two major botanical gardens.
Another characteristic of Frankfurt is the multitude of skyscrapers in the city’s centre, putting the city on the same list as London, Milan, Madrid and others that have such a skyline. Because of these, Germans sometimes call Frankfurt Mainhattan.
If you’re ever in need of a new job there is a good chance you will find one that suits you in Frankfurt. The city’s concentration of jobs is the highest in Germany. However, to be able to work in Frankfurt you need to live in it or in the close vicinity. Luckily, as Frankfurt is the richest city in Europe, you can expect the quality of life to be high as well. Frankfurt was actually ranked as fourth most liveable city in the world and many of its inhabitants are highly satisfied with living there.
Also because of the richness the town has, there are many in Frankfurt who own their own homes. The city actually has the highest density of homeowners in Germany, partly because a quarter of the population are foreigners.
So if you life living in a busy town where there are always new people to meet and things to see, Frankfurt might just be for you.
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