Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German federal state of Hesse, The history of the city of Frankfurt is started on a hill at a ford in the Main River. The city developed into a financial centre, nicknamed the smallest metropolis in the world. Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation.
It is the site of many global and European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt Airport is among the world's busiest. Frankfurt is the major financial centre of the European continent, with the headquarters of the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank,Commerzbank, several cloud and fintech startups.
Frankfurt is home to influential educational institutions, including the Goethe University, the UAS, the FUMPA, and graduate schools like the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Its renowned cultural venues include the concert hall Alte Oper, Europe's largest English theatre and many museums.
The city is also characterised by various green areas and parks, including the central Wallanlagen,the City Forest and two major botanical gardens,and the Palmengarden and the University's Botanical Garden.
Germany’s big financial centre is a city of many sides. The central business district, Bankenviertel, captures your attention right away and has all ten of the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Opposite that sci-fi cityscape is the Museumsufer,an entire neighbourhood of museums that could keep you fascinated and entertained for days. Frankfurt also has a city centre bursting with sights like the church that held Germany’s first democratic parliament, and the childhood home of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
In sports, the city is known as the home of the top tier football club Eintracht Frankfurt, the Lowen Frankfurt ice hockey team, the basketball club Frankfurt Skyliners, the Frankfurt Marathon and the venue of Ironman Germany.