Frankfurt am Main is located by the Main River in Germany’s second largest metropolitan area. Home to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, European Central Bank and the German Federal Bank, this dynamic city is known as the financial center of continental Europe and has been playfully nicknamed “Bankfurt” and “Mainhattan”. With intricate transportation networks, it also serves as a major hub and millions of people pass through Frankfurt Airport, Europe’s third busiest airport by passenger traffic, and Frankfurt Central Station each day. The city skyline is marked by impressive skyscrapers, including the two tallest skyscrapers in the EU: the Commerzbank Tower and Messeturm.
Not only has the city progressed in economically, it has also preserved and built upon its monuments and traditional landmarks. More than 500,000 tourists are attracted each year to the various fairs and festivals held to celebrate the history and culture of Frankfurt and Germany. The city is also a leading contributor to education and research and is training its young minds and grooming an educated generation. Frankfurt’s juxtaposition of commerce and culture makes it an ideal city to live and work in, which has earned it the distinction of a spot among the top 10 most livable cities by Mercer’s Quality of Living survey.