Frankfurt am Main is the biggest city in the German federal state of Hesse and one of the most important financial hubs in the European Union. The city boasts a truly international atmosphere combining tradition and modernity, commerce and culture, impressive skyline and green spaces. Here are some interesting facts about this world’s smallest global city.
1. In 1356, Frankfurt was chosen as the permanent site for the election of emperors and then kings of the Empire. This continued for nearly 400 years.
2. Frankfurt was home to the inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg, and the famous German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
3. Frankfurt has the largest inner-city forest in Germany (“Stadtwald”)
4. Frankfurt airport is the largest airport in Germany and 4th busiest one in Europe
5. 16 out of the 17 tallest buildings in Germany are located in Frankfurt am Main
6. 30 % of Frankfurt residents don’t have a German passport, meaning that over a quarter of the city population is foreign. Hello expats!
7. The average size of the apartment in Frankfurt is 71 square meters.
8. Mainzer Landstrasse is one of the longest roads in Frankfurt (8,3 km) and runs through Westend, Bahnhofsviertel, Gallus, Griesheim and Nied on the way to Höchst.
9. Annastrasse (Frankfurt Nordend West) is one of the most expensive residential streets in Germany.
10. There is only one Porsche Panamera Taxi in Frankfurt and the entire Hessen.
11. Rheingau – well-known wine region in Germany and home to the famous Riesling grapes is only half-hour drive from Frankfurt and can be easily reached by train.