Frankfurt am Main is located in the German state of Hesse (Hessen) and is the fifth-largest city of Germany. It has about 664,000 inhabitants.
The metropolitan is a chief transport center and a manufacturing and economic city that ensure it is the economic source of power not only of Germany, but central Europe.
Frankfurt has played a major role in the history of Germany and the German states for centuries. The three pillars that support its market are economics, transport, and trade fairs. It was Germany’s financial assets for centuries, and it is the residence of a number of main banks and brokerages.
You’ll find some outstanding shopping, amazing museums, exciting monumentous sites, first-class theaters, one of the most prestigious hotels, and some pleasant neighborhoods like Nordend and Bockenheim.
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Frankfurt was harshly bombed in World War II. Besides the well-known medieval city center (which was the largest in Germany), more than the half of the city was badly destroyed.
The reconstruction after the war took place in a modern style, but most have been reconstructed and modernized in a fantastic manner so you still can see how it was in the past.
With its outstanding rail links and Autobahn system, it’s the usual hubs for travelers who wish to see the nearby towns and scenery, or other major German cities.
The most excellent and well known is the yearly International Book Fair, which is visited by people from all over the world. Same with the Inernational Automobile Fair.
Besides all that, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is considered as one of the world’s most important stock exchange.
So, if you plan to visit this city, take a close look into the city’s event calendar to avoid any inconveniences with one of the many large worldwide trade fairs and expos that are conducted here. For this it will certainly be difficult to find hotel rooms and restaurant spots.
When you arrive in at the city’s usual doorway, the Frankfurt International Airport, I encourage you to spend some time strolling through the city, and even take a boat for a thrilling river cruise, jumping from one city and village to another.
By the way, its airport ranks among the world’s top ten. It serves 304 flight targets in 110 nations. In other words, you usually see every 2 minutes an airplane departing or arriving.
Based on the numbers of passengers or air travel are used, it is ranked as the second or third busiest in Europe, beside London Heathrow Airport and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle.
Weather In Frankfurt
The best time to visit Frankfurt weather-wise would probably be during March–May and September–October. Summer is also good since climate is warm and comfortable, but it could be overcrowded due to a fair or expo taking place.
The wintry climate are prone to storms and icy temperatures but brings a complete common and entertainment schedule and zero visitor crowds.