FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY
Modern trade fair city, international financial centre and dynamic Main metropolisWho wants or has to live in Frankfurt on time, has not made a bad fate at all. Away from the city's impressive skyline, you will find cozy pubs and historic sites. It is the mix of history and modernity, tradition and innovation that makes temporary living in Frankfurt so popular.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITYWith its approximately 730,000 inhabitants, Frankfurt is considered the largest city in the state of Hessen and at the same time the fifth largest city in Germany. The metropolis of the Rhine-Main region is located centrally in Germany's most important economic area. It was already an considerably trading center in its early years in the 1st century, and has lost none of its importance to this day:
International financial center, important industrial and service center - a cosmopolitan city.
Frankfurt am Main can boast of being the domicile of the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank or the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In addition, numerous financial institutions such as Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank or the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), as well as various supervisory authorities such as the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) or EIOPA have relocated their headquarters to the Main metropolis.
WHERE TO MOVE IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN?In the immediate vicinity of the historic old town with its reconstructed half-timbered houses you will find the districts of Westend, Nordend, Ostend and Bornheim with their classicistic and late nineteenth-century style. Nordend and Bornheim, in particular, are regarded as trendy neighbourhoods that are undergoing dynamic change thanks to a strong new construction movement. The centrally located districts of Westend and Gallus are preferred by singles and temporary workers, due to their rich cultural and leisure offerings. By reason of the proximity to the University, students favor Kalbach-Riedberg or Bockenheim, where vigorously new housing is created. If you are looking for a furnished apartment for your family, FARAWAYHOME recommends the Frankfurter Berg or Zeilsheim, idyllic recreational areas with schools, kindergardens and excellent infrastructure.
MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATIONThanks to its central location in Europe, Frankfurt am Main is an important transportation hub and its airport is one of the largest in the world. Frankfurt's main station is a central railway junction and the Frankfurter Kreuz is the busiest motorway crossing in Germany.
This superordinate infrastructure, consisting of airport, motorway and railway lines as well as inland waterway ports, is designed for national and international connections. Although motorized private transport shapes Frankfurt's street scene, public transport contributes to mobility in Frankfurt – an important location advantage of the city, where about 300,000 commuters make their way on weekdays. In the well-developed transport network, in addition to the bus lines numerous subway and rapid transit trains and S-Bahn as well as trams operate.
For timetable information, it is best to use the RMV website: www.rmv.de
LIVING AND WORKINGWhether financial or insurance industry, IT and telecommunications or creative industries, whether trade or craft, they all are attracted by Frankfurt. The stimulating, lively, cosmopolitan and international environment of the Main metropolis offers the best breeding ground for companies that want to grow and develop fast. The popularity of Frankfurt is also growing rapidly among recruiters. The excellent mobility conditions in the city, the first-class offer of serviced apartments as well as the recreational facilities of the city contribute to this trend.
Characterized by the hustle and bustle in the Zeilgalerie and the 135-meter-high NEXTOWER, Frankfurt's high culture with drama, opera and ballet is just as much at home in the city center as the bankers and brokers. The district extends to the north and east around the old town. The city center area also includes the financial district, the opera district, the court district, and the districts “Allerheiligenviertel” and “Fischerfeldviertel”.
The district “Gallusviertel” is characterized by the increasing industrialization during the last decades. One of the biggest changes to be named was the construction of the central station, an important transportation hub north of the Main. In addition, the image of the district is characterized by industrial companies and craft businesses, which are grouped around the original brick ensemble under heritage protection with 1,200 small apartments. The Mainzer Landstraße is the main artery of the district.
Sachsenhausen is located south of the Main. It is the largest district and represents a city in the city. Thirteen museums line up in this district, with idyllic gardens and sophisticated cafés in between. New rental apartments with fancy architecture have emerged in recent years directly on the Main. Furnished apartments, rural and quietly situated but still with good local amenities, stand out for their modest prices. The green city of Frankfurt invites you to walk and relax with over 50 green spaces in all parts of the city.
The banks of the Main with their striking bridges and the promenade are also a popular attraction. Overlooking the impressive skyline, as a temporary resident of Frankfurt you can cycle or jog for miles along the river banks. Art enthusiasts will also appreciate the banks of the Main, as there are numerous renowned museums to be found on both sides, such as the Jewish Museum or the Municipal Gallery.
With approximately 5,000 hectares of forest area, the city forest of Frankfurt is the largest inner-city forest nationwide. Its attractions include the “StadtWaldHaus”, various forest play parks and the 43 meter high “Goetheturm”.
MUST-SEES IN FRANKFURTWho wants to settle in a trendy furnished apartment in Frankfurt will find a cosmopolitan city with historical and modern attractions. The impressive skyline and the Kaiserdom - the landmark of the city - are within walking distance of each other. The Main Tower with its visitor platform 200 meters up is the centrepiece of the Frankfurt Skyline. Located directly in the modern banking district, you may let your gaze wander over the entire metropolis. A visit to the Old Town as the historic center with the Römerberg, the Paulskirche and the Goethe House is a must if you live in Frankfurt on time.
If you would like to spend your free time instead with shopping, so you should wander along the “Zeil”, the main shopping street of the city. Large department stores and small boutiques invite you to stroll under the mighty plane trees. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a sporting balance after work, then you can recharge your batteries in the swimming pools and sports facilities in the city. A special highlight in this area: Sightjogging – according to the motto "run and see the city" you take action and get to know the hotspots of Frankfurt.
WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN LIVING IN FRANKFURTIf you move to an Apartment in Frankfurt am Main, then the Frankfurt Citizens’ Office is your first point of contact. There are eleven locations in the city where you will receive information about your move, you can register and receive a registration certificate. If you move into a new apartment, even if you only live there on time, you have to inform the responsible registration office within two weeks.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN REGISTERING AT AN APARTMENT
If you want to register in Frankfurt am Main, you must present your identity documents. In addition, you need a confirmation of the apartment owner (so called "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung")about the move-in.