Frankfurt – a multifaceted financial center
Frankfurt is a world-class financial metropolis, and in some places, it has had to contend with the reputation of being interesting primarily in corporate interests and “suits.” It is correct that the Hessian city — famous worldwide for its impressive skyline not only since the Netflix series of the same name – is home to the ECB and major banking interests, boasts Germany’s most important stock exchange, and is home to many significant international corporations. But Frankfurt is the largest city in the state of Hesse and as such has so much more to offer to everyone.
For example, there is the Zeil, a world-famous shopping paradise. Or the Fressgass, home to dozens of cafés and restaurants. Parks and promenades along the banks of the Main invite you to stroll and experience tranquil green spaces in the middle of the city.
Culture lovers visit the Old Opera House, the Goethe House, music clubs, or the completely reconstructed “new old town” at the Römer. The city offers all this in a comparatively compact region, so that even lunch breaks can easily become an experience.
The Hessian metropolis Frankfurt on the Main: a world economic power
If you examine its economic figures, the Main metropolis impresses on all levels. More than 63,000 companies and corporations employ over 650,000 people here, and when measured by GDP per person, the city is the most economically prosperous in the Federal Republic. Added to this is the cultural diversity: around 20% of the companies in Frankfurt are of foreign origin. Prominently represented sectors such as fintech, biotechnology, telecommunications, and IT reflect the city’s innovative strength and secure future prospects.
Frankfurt benefits from its central European location, which makes the city a globally important transportation hub. The airport is one of the largest in the world, and the trade fairs held in the city boast around 1.4 million visitors annually. Those looking for culture will always find it in the many clubs, theaters, museums, and galleries. The city is also a center of education, with over 60,000 students, 15 universities, and three Max Planch Institutes calling Frankfurt home. Finally, almost half of the city’s total area is made up of green spaces — an added benefit in the skyscraper city!
So if you are a freelancer or founder, or if you belong to a start-up and also want to benefit from all the advantages of the Main metropolis, don’t hesitate. Thanks to coworking, you’ll find affordable options throughout the city. There are numerous inexpensive and flexible workspaces in Frankfurt – just contact us to find out more.