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Medieval church towers and modern skyline

Frankfurt[edit]

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Vineyards on the Rhine near Rüdesheim

Rhine-Main[edit]

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Eurotower Main River Taunus City forest Main River

Geography[edit]

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  • Neighborhoods
Old Town - New Town - Bahnhofsviertel - West End - North End - Sachsenhausen - Bornheim - Bockenheim - East End - Höchst - Bergen
  • Suburbs
Bad Nauheim - Bad Soden - Bad Vilbel - Bingen - Büdingen - Dieburg - Dreieich - Eltville - Eppstein - Eschborn - Idstein - Flörsheim - Gelnhausen - Groß-Gerau - Hattersheim - Hochheim - Hofheim - Karben - Kelkheim - Kelsterbach - Langen - Maintal - Mörfelden-Walldorf - Neu-Isenburg - Niedernhausen - Oberursel - Rodgau - Rüdesheim - Schwalbach - Taunusstein - Usingen - Weiterstadt
  • Rhein-Main cities
Wiesbaden - Mainz - Darmstadt - Offenbach - Hanau - Aschaffenburg - Höchst - Rüsselsheim - Bad Homburg - Friedberg
  • Counties and states
Main-Taunus-Kreis - Hochtaunuskreis - Wetteraukreis - Main-Kinzig-Kreis - Aschaffenburg - Offenbach - Darmstadt-Dieburg - Groß-Gerau - Mainz-Bingen - Rheingau-Taunus-KreisDarmstadt government regionHesse - Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Rivers
Rhine - Main - Nidda - Kinzig
  • Subregions, Landscapes
Taunus - Wetterau - Rheingau - Starkenburg - Rheinhessen

Zeil Offenbach Imperial cathedral Darmstadt Mainz cathedral

Townscape[edit]

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  • Streets and Squares
Schaumainkai - Judengasse
  • Parks and Gardens
Palmengarten - Frankfurt City Forest
  • Buildings in central Frankfurt
Römer - St. Paul's - Staufenmauer - Goethe House - Hauptwache - Zeilgalerie - Alte Oper - New Opera - Central Station - IG Farben Building LinkFA-star.png - Europaturm - Commerzbank-ArenaCommerzbank Tower - Messeturm - Westendstraße 1 - Silver Tower - Maintower - Skyper - Messe-Torhaus - Trianon - Henninger Turm - Goethe Tower
  • Buildings in Rhine-Main
Mainz Cathedral - Stadion am Bruchweg - Eberbach Abbey - Eibingen Abbey - Burg Katz - Burg Maus - Saalburg - Bahá'í House of Worship - Atzelberg Tower - Engelthal Abbey - St. Justinus - Bieberer Berg Stadion - Mediumwave transmitter Mainflingen - Power Station Staudinger Grosskrotzenburg

Electing the emperor Carolingian palace chapel Saint Boniface Römer, historic city hall Eppstein castle

History[edit]

From roman times to the middle ages, Mainz was the region's first city, by population and as the home of the Holy Roman Empire's leading archbishop. The Free Imperial City of Frankfurt later passed Mainz in size and importance, becoming one of Central Europe's most important cities for more than 700 years without interruption. Besides being an international trade center, Frankfurt was the election and coronation site for the German emperors. The republican city-state was surrounded by many small pricipalities, of which Hesse-Darmstadt and Nassau were the most important. In the 19th century, Frankfurt was the capital of the German Confederation and the seat of the revolutionary Frankfurt Parliament. In 1866, the city and most of its neighbors were annexed by Prussia. Since 1945, most of the region is part of the state of Hesse. During World War II, Frankfurt lost its large and influental jewish community to the holocaust genocide, and its famous historical city center to allied bombings. In the post-war period, Frankfurt became the de-facto capital of West Germany. Due to massive suburbanization, the region's cities almost grew together, forming a kind of a Rhine-Main megacity today.

  • History of Frankfurt
History of Frankfurt - Charlemagne - Einhard - Golden Bull of 1356 - Electing the emperor - Medieval jewish ghetto - Battle of Höchst - South German gulden - Grand Duchy of Frankfurt - German Confederation - Frankfurter Wachensturm - Frankfurt Parliament - Treaty of Frankfurt - List of mayors of Frankfurt
  • History of the Rhine Main Region
Limes Germanicus - Castellum in monte tauno - Archbishopric of Mainz - Bishop of Mainz - Isenburg - Hesse-Darmstadt - Hesse-Homburg - House of Hesse - Nassau - List of rulers of Nassau - House of Nassau - Hesse-Nassau - Fulda Gap - List of mayors of Mainz

Hessian state theater Städel Museum of fine arts Cider Goethe University Old Opera

Culture and Science[edit]

The region hosts three important universities. Goethe University's Institute for Social Research, home of the Frankfurt School, was one of the most influental sociologic institutions in the 20th century. Pharmaceutical company Hoechst was leading in developing drugs. — Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mainz and Darmstadt have Opera houses and other important theaters. Seven museums, including Städel Art Museum are centered on Museum Embankment. Senckenberg Museum of Natural History displays dinosaur skeletons and other findings from the nearby Messel pit World Heritage site, Mainz's Gutenberg Museum has two copies of the 1455 Gutenberg Bible. — Frankfurt cuisine is famous for Handkäse, Green Sauce and Apfelwein (cider). Those who dislike the latter might enjoy a Riesling or other white wine from Rheingau.

  • Culture, research and science in Frankfurt and Rhine-Main
Frankfurt School - Critical theory - Institute for Social Research - Frankfurt kitchen - Frankfurt Book Fair - Goethe University - Museumsufer - Schirn Art Gallery - Museum of Applied Arts - Senckenberg Museum of Natural History - Städel Art Museum - Frankfurter Kunstverein - Rödelheim Hartreim ProjektGutenberg Museum - German Leather Museum - Gutenberg University Mainz - Darmstadt University of Technology - Darmstadt University of Applied SciencesHessian language - Apfelwein - Handkäse - Green Sauce

European Central Bank

Rothschild

Frankfurt stock exchange Frankfurt international fair

Economy, Media, Sport[edit]

Since the middle ages, Frankfurt is a center of international economy. Frankfurt Trade Fairs can be traced back to 1160, and the city's stock exchange, second in Europe after London's LSE, was founded in 1585. Frankfurt is the seat of both the German Bundesbank and the European Central Bank, and most of Germany's financial companies are headquartered here. The region's industry concentrates on chemical and pharmaceutical companies of which Hoechst was the most important. Automaker Opel is the largest company outside the chemical sector. — Frankfurt was one of the first cities to have a newspaper, the Frankfurter Postzeitung was founded in 1615. Frankfurter Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung were and are read worldwide. ZDF is one of Europe's leading TV networks. — As elsewhere in Europe, football is the most popular sport, with scandal-ridden Eintracht Frankfurt being Frankfurt's best-known club. Its stadium was one of the venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

  • Finance sector
European Central Bank - Frankfurt Stock Exchange - Deutsche Börse - DAX - Xetra - Deutsche Bundesbank - Deutsche Bank - Dresdner Bank - Dresdner Kleinwort - Commerzbank - EuroHypo - DZ Bank - Helaba - Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau - Business School of Finance & Management
  • Industry
Opel - Hoechst - IG Farben - Adlerwerke - Henninger - Schott Glass - Merck - Altana - Boehringer-Ingelheim - Fresenius - Degussa - Aventis - Heraeus - Metallgesellschaft - Lurgi AG
  • Other
Fraport - Arcor - Thomas Cook - Condor Airlines
  • Trade fairs
Frankfurt Trade Fair - Frankfurt Book Fair - International Motor Show
  • Media
Frankfurter Rundschau - Frankfurter Zeitung - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - ZDF
  • Sport
Commerzbank-Arena - Eintracht Frankfurt - FSV Frankfurt - Frankfurt Galaxy1. FSV Mainz 05 - Stadion am BruchwegKickers Offenbach - Bieberer Berg Stadion - FC Hanau 93 - Viktoria Aschaffenburg - SV Darmstadt 98 - 1. FC Eschborn - SV Wehen

Central Station Historic Darmstadt tram City expressway Subway Frankfurt International Airport

Transport[edit]

Frankfurt is Central Europe's transport hub. The city has Europe's busiest train station and freeway interchange, and the largest airport on the continent. Regional and urban traffic is basing on a large network of Autobahns. Public transport includes S-Bahn (suburban rapid transit), U-Bahn (subway), buses and the tram systems of Frankfurt, Mainz and Darmstadt.

  • Public Transport
Frankfurt transit - Frankfurt subway - Central Station - Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line - Airport rail station - Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund
  • Other
Frankfurt International Airport - Frankfurt-Hahn Airport - Frankfurter Kreuz - A3 - A5 - A60 - A63 - A66 - A67 - B8

Drusus the elder Hrabanus Maurus and Otgar of Mainz Louis II. Johann Gutenberg Ludwig Börne Brothers Grimm Paul Ehrlich

People[edit]

As Mainz used to be one of Roman Germany's urban centers, the list of the region's celebrities starts almost 2000 years ago. Medieval Mainz was the home of Johann Gutenberg, whose invention in printing technology marks Europe's first step into Information society. Polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is considered to be Frankfurt's greatest son. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city was home to important scientists as Otto Hahn or Paul Ehrlich and thinkers as Arthur Schopenhauer and those affiliated with the Frankfurt School. Many important inhabitants of both cities emerged from their lively jewish communities, from Rabbi Gershom ben Judah over the Rothschild banking dynasty to famous Nazi victim Anne Frank.

  • Natives of Frankfurt
Charles the Bald - Adam Elsheimer - Maria Sibylla Merian - Schiff family - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Rothschild family - Bettina von Arnim - Ludwig Börne - Friedrich Wöhler - Heinrich Hoffmann - Siegfried Kracauer - Leo Löwenthal - Abraham Geiger - Otto Hahn - Ernst May - Henri Nestlé - Richard Goldschmidt - Ernst Udet - Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg - Willy Messerschmitt - Theodor W. Adorno - Erich Fromm - Anne Frank LinkFA-star.png - Ruth Westheimer - Albert Mangelsdorff - Ulrike Meyfarth - Michael Groß - Birgit Prinz
  • Natives of the Rhine Main Region
Rabanus Maurus - Gershom ben Judah - Johann Fust - Johann Gutenberg - Franciscus Sylvius - Georg Büchner - Philipp Mainländer - Heinrich von Gagern - Simon Bamberger - Adam Opel - Alexandra Fyodorovna - Justus von Liebig - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Paul Hindemith - Friedrich Dessauer - Jochen Rindt - John McEnroe - Felix Magath - Rudi Völler
  • People who lived and worked here
Nero Claudius Drusus - Laelianus - Alexander Severus - Saint Boniface - Einhard - Louis the German - Giordano Bruno - Matthäus Merian - Clemens Brentano - Arthur Schopenhauer - Brothers Grimm - Konrad Duden - Alois Alzheimer - Paul Ehrlich - Johann Philipp Reis - Engelbert Humperdinck - Anna O. - Max Horkheimer - Martin Niemöller - Oswald von Nell-Breuning - Alexander Mitscherlich - Bernhard Grzimek - Jürgen Habermas - Marcel Reich-Ranicki - Helmut Kohl - Daniel Cohn-Bendit - Joschka Fischer

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