Frankfurt is home to many museums, theatres and a world-class opera.
On the other hand, many off the beaten track neighbourhoods, such as Bockenheim, Bornheim, Nordend and Sachsenhausen, with their intact beautiful 19th century streets and parks are often overlooked by visitors.
Frankfurt is the place where Germany's major autobahns and railways intersect.
Further, it is a prime hub for interconnections within Europe and for intercontinental flights.
Frankfurt is the most diverse city in Germany and has the highest percentage of foreigners in the country: about 28% (710,000) of Frankfurt's residents have no German passport and another 20% are naturalized German citizens.
Located on the river Main, Frankfurt is the financial capital of Continental Europe and the transportation centre of Germany.
Frankfurt is home of the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange.