City profile

Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a population of about 700,000 in the City alone. It is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in continental Europe. It is the seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair, as well as several large commercial banks. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports.

Frankfurt is the only German city with a significant number of skyscrapers [buildings at least 150 metres tall].There are eleven buildings, with two more (Tower 185, 205 m and European Central Bank Headquarters, 185 m) currently under construction.

The city offers a large variety of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs. Many clubs are located in and around the city centre and in the Ostend district, mainly close to Hanauer Landstraße. The roots of techno music can be traced back to Germany, and in particular, Frankfurt. It was here, in the early 1990s, that local DJs first played a harder, deeper style of acid house that became hugely popular worldwide during the next decade


City Travel

Fly to Frankfurt from: Aberdeen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kerry, London, Manchester, Southampton