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Frankfurt

Mention Frankfurt and people think of the large airport and the stock exchange, Goethe and the book fair, the Paulskirche and the Manhattan-style skyline, and, of course, Frankfurter sausages. A population of some 5.5 million people makes the FrankfurtRheinMain region the second largest economic region in Germany. Banking and insurance are at home in this metropolitan centre, which is also considered the capital of the European currency on account of the European Central Bank being based here.

The services sector, too, has a strong presence in the city, as do the logistics and creative industries. Frankfurt is also a leading manufacturing location in Europe; companies from this region are among the market leaders in such sectors as biotech and pharma, chemicals, automation and materials technology. The concentration of international corporate head offices is unrivalled in Germany. More than 30 trade shows and exhibitions make Frankfurt a leading European location for international exhibitions.

Frankfurt’s role as one of Europe’s most important transportation hubs is a key locational advantage. Its international airport is the largest air-freight hub in continental Europe and the central station is the most heavily used railway station nationwide. Germany’s two busiest motorways intersect at the Frankfurter Kreuz interchange. The Rhine and the Main are Europe’s most important waterways. By any measure, Frankfurt is among the most interesting German markets for commercial real estate investment.

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