Maps I Hotels in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is sometimes jokingly called
"Mainhattan", or "Chicago am Main", or "Bankfurt". All of
these names are explained by the city's importance as a financial
and economic centre. Of course, the skyscrapers determine the city's
Frankfurt's Rhein-Main airport is the second largest in Europe
as far as the number of passengers is concerned (17 million).
Frankfurt is not only the centre of European air traffic. Its
in Europe makes it a crossroads of large and
important traffic routes. Moreover, more than 300.000 passengers
pass through the main train station of Frankfurt every day.
A lot of major banks have their headquarters here. Internationally
famous is the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", one of Europe's
leading and influential newspapers.
Moreover, Frankfurt has something with books. The annual International
Book Fair is the largest event of its kind in the world. And lest we
forget : Goethe was born in Frankfurt. His house can still be visited in
the old part of the city.