Singleportal Frankfurt am Main
It is the site of many global and European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt is the major financial centre of the European continent, with the HQs of the European Central Bank, German Federal Bank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ Bank, Kf W, several cloud and fintech startups and other institutes.
Its central location within Germany and Europe makes Frankfurt a major air, rail and road transport hub.
Frankfurt's skyline is shaped by some of Europe's tallest skyscrapers.
The city is also characterised by various green areas and parks, including the central Wallanlagen, the City Forest and two major botanical gardens, the Palmengarten and the University's Botanical Garden.
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; it lost its sovereignty in 1866.
Frankfurt has a 2015 population of 732,688 within its administrative boundaries, and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after Rhine-Ruhr.