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Frankfurt City Guide

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Welcome to Frankfurt, the financial capital of Germany! Frankfurt is situated in central Germany, and with a population of over 700,000, is the fifth largest city in the country. Frankfurt is the home of the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It is also the birthplace of the poet Goethe and the famous Frankfurt School!

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is Germany's busiest airport and is located 8 miles south-west of the city centre. There are daily domestic, European and international flights, and there are regular bus and S-bahn train connections to and from the city centre. If you are travelling by train, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof is located a short walk from the city centre, and if you are travelling by bus, long distance buses also arrive at the Hauptbahnhof. (TIP: Another option is to fly to Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) and connect with Frankfurt by bus.) 

Public transport in Frankfurt is excellent. The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) operates the city's buses, trams, 7 U-Bahn train lines (underground) and S-Bahn trains (fast). The S-Bahn network is the most extensive form of transport, covering both the city centre and local suburbs. Tickets are inexpensive and there are a number of ticket options available, depending on how far you are travelling and the time of day you are travelling. The Deutsche Bank 'Call a bike' service is an inexpensive bike hire system with bike stations throughout the city. Many students walk or cycle.

For short term accommodation, use one of the city's quality hostels. For longer term student accommodation, check out our dedicated section for student accommodation in Frankfurt.

Eating Out in Frankfurt.........coming soon.

Socialising in Frankfurt.........coming soon.

There is plenty to see and do in Frankfurt. Spend the day at the German Film Museum or the Goethe Haus Museum, or enjoy an opera at the Opernhaus. If you are a sports fan, you can watch live 'Bundesliga football' at the Commerzbank-Arena, 'Bundesliga basketball' at the Fraport Arena, and for the more energetic, the city is ideal for running or cycling. There are several cinemas, bowling alleys, theatres and concert venues, including the Batschkapp and Brotfabrik in Hausen.

Frankfurt is highly renowned for excellent shopping. T
he Zeil, which runs between Hauptwache and Konstablerwache, is one of the most popular shopping areas in the city centre. The Zeil offers all of the major high street chains and department stores, such as, Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt. For more exclusive shops, visit Goethestraße, and if you prefer shopping malls, there are plenty, including, the Zeilgalerie and the PalaisQuartier. Frankfurt is also home to a number of interesting local street markets, including the Wochenmarkt on the Schillertstraße.

Frankfurt is home to several of Europe's top universities, business schools and colleges including, the Goethe-Universität, the Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main, and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. For more info. on studying at any of these, please visit the university section of the website. 

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