Welcome to Frankfurt
There are plenty of reasons to visit Frankfurt. Many travelers also come to this city for work. The city is, after all, the business hub of the country and the financial center for all of Europe. In fact, it's home to the German Stock Exchange as well as the European Central Bank, the overseeing treasury for the euro. It also attracts entrepreneurs and employees from around the world with massive global trade events such as the Frankfurt Book Fair and Frankfurt Auto Show.
But a trip to this city isn't all about stuffy business affairs. As the largest city in the state of Hesse and a destination known for its art, architecture and rich history, the location makes for a truly stimulating cultural experience. And there's more than just wealthy bankers here - free-spirited bohemians and corporate bigwigs live in harmony in this diverse locale, which is renowned for its divergent skylines (state-of-the-art skyscrapers contrast historic old buildings). Tourists often flock to River Main and Römerberg square, but an exploration of the outlying neighborhoods expose you to unique communities of friendly locals and delightful 19th century architecture.