56 Facts About Frankfurt


Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine Franconian dialect area.

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Frankfurt was a city state, the Free City of Frankfurt, for nearly five centuries, and was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire, as a site of Imperial coronations; it lost its sovereignty upon the collapse of the empire in 1806, regained it in 1815 and then lost it again in 1866, when it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia.

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Frankfurt is culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse, with half of its population, and a majority of its young people, having a migrant background.

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In 2015, Frankfurt was home to 1909 ultra high-net-worth individuals, the sixth-highest number of any city.

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Frankfurt is a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation, and rated as an "alpha world city" according to GaWC.

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Frankfurt is one of the major financial centers of the European continent, with the headquarters of the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, KfW, Commerzbank, several cloud and fintech startups and other institutes.

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Frankfurt is considered a global city as listed by the GaWC group's 2012 inventory.

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Frankfurt Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports by passenger traffic and the main hub for Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa.

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Frankfurt has many high-rise buildings in the city centre, forming the Frankfurt skyline.

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Frankfurt hoped thereby to perpetuate the name of his lineage.

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Frankfurt was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire.

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In 1372, Frankfurt became a, i e, directly subordinate to the Holy Roman Emperor and not to a regional ruler or a local nobleman.

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In 1585, Frankfurt traders established a system of exchange rates for the various currencies that were circulating to prevent cheating and extortion.

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Frankfurt managed to remain neutral during the Thirty Years' War, but suffered from the bubonic plague that refugees brought to the city.

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Frankfurt entered the newly founded German Confederation as a free city, becoming the seat of its, the confederal parliament where the nominally presiding Habsburg Emperor of Austria was represented by an Austrian "presidential envoy".

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Frankfurt lost its independence after the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 when Prussia annexed several smaller states, among them the Free City of Frankfurt.

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The Prussian occupation and annexation were perceived as a great injustice in Frankfurt, which retained its distinct western European, urban and cosmopolitan character.

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Frankfurt was the original choice for the provisional capital city of the newly founded state of West Germany in 1949.

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Frankfurt re-emerged as Germany's transportation centre and Frankfurt Airport became Europe's second-busiest airport behind London Heathrow Airport in 1961.

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In 1998, the European Central Bank was founded in Frankfurt, followed by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and European Systemic Risk Board in 2011.

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Frankfurt is the largest city in the state of Hesse in the western part of Germany.

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Frankfurt is located on both sides of the river Main, south-east of the Taunus mountain range.

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Frankfurt is the centre of the densely populated Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region with a population of 5.

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Bornheim was part of an administrative district called Landkreis Frankfurt, before becoming part of the city on 1 January 1877, followed by Bockenheim on 1 April 1895.

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The Landkreis Frankfurt was finally dispersed on 1 April 1910, and therefore Berkersheim, Bonames, Eckenheim, Eschersheim, Ginnheim, Hausen, Heddernheim, Niederursel, Praunheim, Preungesheim and Rodelheim joined the city.

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Simultaneously the Landkreis Hochst was dispersed with its member cities either joining Frankfurt or joining the newly established Landkreis of Main-Taunus-Kreis.

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Summers in Frankfurt can get very warm, when compared to the rest of the country.

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Frankfurt is, on average, covered with snow only for around 10 to 20 days per year.

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Former Altstadt quarter between the Romer and the Frankfurt Cathedral was redeveloped as the Dom-Romer Quarter from 2012 to 2018, including 15 reconstructions of historical buildings that were destroyed during World War II.

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Frankfurt Cathedral is not a cathedral, but the main Catholic church, dedicated to St Bartholomew.

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Frankfurt offers a variety of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs.

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In electronic music, Frankfurt was a pioneering city in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with renowned DJs including Sven Vath, Marc Trauner, Scot Project and Kai Tracid.

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Frankfurt was voted the seventh in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey by the Mercer Quality of Living Survey, seventh in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey and 18th at the Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities Survey .

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In 2018, the state of Hesse, where Frankfurt is located, was ranked the third-safest state in Germany.

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Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport is a busy general aviation airport located south-east of Frankfurt Airport, near Egelsbach.

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Frankfurt is a traffic hub for the German motorway system.

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Frankfurt has ten tram lines, with trams arriving usually every 10 minutes.

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Frankfurt is one of the world's most important financial centres and Germany's financial capital, followed by Hamburg and Stuttgart.

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Frankfurt was ranked eighth at the International Financial Centers Development Index, eighth at the Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index, ninth at the Global Financial Centres Index, tenth at the Global Power City Index, 11th at the Global City Competitiveness Index, 12th at the Innovation Cities Index, 14th at the World City Survey and 23rd at the Global Cities Index .

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Frankfurt is home to two important central banks: the German Bundesbank and the European Central Bank .

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Frankfurt is therefore known as Bankenstadt and nicknamed "Mainhattan" or "Bankfurt".

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Deutsche Borse's headquarters are formally registered in Frankfurt, but it moved most of its employees to a high-rise called "The Cube" in Eschborn in 2010, primarily due to significantly lower local corporate taxes.

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Largest company at Frankfurt Airport is Lufthansa, Germany's flag carrier and Europe's largest airline.

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Frankfurt has the highest concentration of lawyers in Germany, with one lawyer per 97 inhabitants in 2005.

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Frankfurt is home to the German headquarters of Nestle, the world's largest food company, located in Niederrad.

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Frankfurt is home to companies from the chemical, transportation, telecommunication and energy industries.

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Frankfurt is one of two locations of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority .

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Frankfurt is home to the German office of the International Finance Corporation, which is part of the World Bank Group.

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Frankfurt is one of two sites of the German National Library, the other being Leipzig.

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Frankfurt School is consistently ranked among the best business schools in the world, attributed to its high research output and quality of undergraduate and graduate training.

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Frankfurt has the State Institution of Higher Learning for Artistic Education known as the Stadelschule, founded in 1817 by Johann Friedrich Stadel.

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Frankfurt is host to the Romisch-Germanische-Kommission, the German Archaeological Institute branch for prehistoric archaeology in Germany and Europe.

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Frankfurt is home to multiple trade unions and associations, including:.

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The local Journal Frankfurt is the best-known magazine for events, parties, and "insider tips".

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FFC Frankfurt are Germany's record title-holders; Eintracht Frankfurt are one-time German champions, five-times winners of the DFB-Pokal, and winners of the UEFA Cup in 1980 and the Europa League in 2022.

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Frankfurt is host to the classic cycle race Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop .

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