Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Facts About Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Regional Population: 650,000

Time Zone: Europe/Berlin

Local Currency: EUR

Latitude: 50.1166667

Longitude: 8.6833333

The largest city in the German state of Hesse, Frankfurt am Main is the financial capital of Europe and is located on the Main River.

The birthplace of the German author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt is home to several museums dedicated to the famous writer including Goethehaus and Goethemuseum. Additional popular museums include Nature Museum Seckenberg, Museum of World Cultures, German Leather Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Each year at the end of April, most museums in Frankfurt remain open the entire night as part of the “Long Night of Museums.” The museums organize several events for the evening including musical performances, dances and games.

During the summer months, locals enjoy long walks along the Main River to City Forest, one of the largest inner-city forests in Germany, sunbathing at local parks, or sipping on a glass of apfelwein (cider) at one of the old cider bars in nearby Sachsenhausen. Each year Frankfurt hosts the free open-air concert the Sound of Frankfurt as well as small trade fairs at Messe Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest exhibition centers.

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