Frankfurt: Why you should move to ‘Mainhattan’

The City Dubbed Europe’s Centre of Finance

Germany is becoming more and more popular to people looking to immigrate to Europe. Not only does it produce fantastic beer and delicious sausages, but it has a stable economy and healthy job market. A popular destination for people interested in business and finance in Germany is the city of Frankfurt.

Frankfurt am Main is the financial centre of Germany. It is the fifth largest city in the country with a population of 687,775. Not only is Frankfurt the financial core of Germany but is also the largest financial centre in the whole of Continental Europe and also ranks highly amongst the leading finance centres in the world. Frankfurt is a hub for many commercial banks and also the home of European Central Bank, Deutsch Bundesbank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Frankfurt stock exchange is responsible for in excess of 90% of turnover in the German market. It is considered a Global City, as it is developed economically, socially and commercially.

Frankfurt is located in the centre of Germany and lies on the River Main. Due to the high number of skyscrapers in the city, unique to Germany and only found in a handful of other European countries, the Germans refer to it as ‘Mainhattan’  – a portmanteau of the Main River on which it lies and Manhattan, arguably the city with the most famous skyline in the world. Frankfurt’s central location means it is a major transport hub, for rail, air and road transport. Frankfurt’s airport is amongst the busiest and largest in Europe and is the main hub for Europe’s largest airline, Lufthansa. Not only is the airport one of the busiest, but the main station is one of the busiest in Europe also.

Frankfurt is renowned for being a leader in commerce, culture, education, tourism and also web traffic. The Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s largest trade fair companies, which puts on various trade fairs throughout the year all over the world, ranging from the Frankfurt Motor show to the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Frankfurt is home to many cultural and educational institutes such as The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. There is also a host of museums such as Stadel, Naturmuseum, Senckenberg, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt and Goethe House. There are two major botanical gardens in Frankfurt; The Palmen Garden/Palmengarten and The Botanical Garden of the Goethe University. Due to these attractions and many more, Frankfurt had 4.3 million tourists in 2012 which was an all-time record for the city. This figure represents a double in visitors since 1999.

Germany allows you the opportunity to obtain a visa which allows you to go to Germany for 6 months in order to search for employment. If you are interested in this opportunity, please have a look at our website for more information: and send us a message to [email protected] with any questions.



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