City Tour: Frankfurt am Main
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For the visitor seeking to explore Germany's highlights, a city tour of Frankfurt is not to be skipped. Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2007 population of 667,598. The urban area had an estimated population of 2.26 million in 2001. The city is at the center of the larger Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) Rhine Main Area which has a population of 5.3 million and is Germany's second largest metropolitan area, further reason for a city tour of Frankfurt and an exploration of the surrounding region.
Situated on the River Main, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation center of Germany and one of the two largest financial centers in continental Europe, the other being Paris. It is the place of residence of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair. Frankfurt International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports, Frankfurt Central Station is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe and the Frankfurter Kreuz (Autobahn interchange) is the most heavily used interchange in Europe. Frankfurt is the only German city listed as one of ten Alpha world cities.
A city tour of Frankfurt and its numerous cultural attractions (e.g., Palmengarten, Goethehaus, Roemer City Hall, Old Opera House) is worthwhile. Go shopping, visit the zoo, or one of its world famous museums (e.g., Senckenberg)
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