Culture and recreation.
Frankfurt am Main, commonly referred to as Frankfurt, is one of the biggest cities in Germany. The city of Frankfurt has a population of 700,000. The metropolitan area, called Rhine-Main after its two biggest rivers, has over four million people.
School & culture
Frankfurt is home to influential educational institutions, including the Goethe University, the UAS, the FUMPA, and graduate schools like the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Its renowned cultural venues include the concert hall Alte Oper, Europe’s largest English Theatre and many museums (e.g. the Museumsufer ensemble with Städel and Liebieghaus, Senckenberg Natural Museum, Goethe House), the Schirn art venue at the old town. Frankfurt’s skyline is shaped by some of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers.
Zeil is Frankfurt’s central shopping street. It is a pedestrian-only area and is bordered by two large public squares, Hauptwache in the west and Konstablerwache in the east. Goethestraße is Frankfurt’s most expensive shopping street with prestigious shops like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Tiffany, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Cartier, Burberry, Vertu and Bulgari.
The city can be accessed from around the world via Frankfurt Airport (Flughafen Frankfurt am Main) located 12 km (7 mi) southwest of the city centre. Frankfurt Central Station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, often abbreviated as Frankfurt (Main) Hbf or F-Hbf) is the largest railway station in Germany by railway traffic. The city has two rapid transit systems: the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn, as well as an above-ground tram system. Deutsche Bahn makes bicycles available for hire through their Call a Bike service. The bicycles are stationed all over the city, including at selected railway stations.
Leisure & Nightlife
Whether you prefer exercise amidst Mother Nature or in the heart of the city, Frankfurt has plenty of recreational opportunities on offer.From hiking, cycling and swimming to carefree romping and roving, the Main metropolis guarantees fitness, fun and frivolity for people of all ages.
Frankfurt nightlife could hardly be described as dull, thanks to a prominent student population and a varied scene spread right across the city. While the center of town undeniably has its fair share of trendy wine bars catering for the wealthy businessmen, the large student community and artsy feel to many districts means that there are plenty of cheap bars and pubs with a more youthful, alternative vibe.