Book a hotel in Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2008 population of 670,000. The urban area had an estimated population of 2.26 million in 2001. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine Main Region which has a population of 5.3 million and is Germany's second largest metropolitan area. In English, this city's name translates into "Frankfurt on the Main" (pronounced like "mine"). A part of early Franconia, the inhabitants were the early Franks. The city is located on an ancient ford on the river Main, which is a shallow crossing. The German word is "Furt". Thus the city's name receives its legacy as being the "ford of the Franks".
Frankfurt is one of the leading financial centres in Europe. According to an annual study (2007) by Cushman & Wakefield it is one of the top three cities for international companies in Europe, along with London and Paris. According to a ranking list (2001) produced by the University of Liverpool, Frankfurt is the richest city in Europe by GDP per capita. After Frankfurt are Karlsruhe, Paris and Munich. The Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey 2007 ranked Frankfurt at the seventh position of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide. The only German city that did better was Dusseldorf at number six.
Frankfurt is commonly known as the city of the banks in Germany.
Frankfurt is home to chemical industries, software businesses and call centers. Business development and other important departments of the Deutsche Bahn are located at the DB-Headquarters in Gallus.
Fairs have a very long tradition in Frankfurt. They were first mentioned in the 12th century. Today Frankfurt has the third-largest exhibition site in the world. The Messe Frankfurt corporation arranged 120 fairs in 40 countries in 2006. Hosted in Frankfurt are the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (the world's largest motor show), the Frankfurter Buchmesse (the world's largest book fair), the Ambiente (the world's largest consumer goods fair), the Achema (the world's largest plant engineering fair) and many more like Paperworld, Christmasworld, Beautyworld, Tendence Lifestyle or Light and Building.
|Visit trade shows in Frankfurt, germany|
|HAIR and BEAUTY 2013||9 Jun 2013||10 Jun 2013|
|Material Vision 2013||11 Jun 2013||13 Jun 2013|
|Techtextil 2013||11 Jun 2013||13 Jun 2013|
|Texprocess 2013||11 Jun 2013||14 Jun 2013|
|Tendence Lifestyle 2013||24 Aug 2013||27 Aug 2013|
|IAA 2013||12 Sep 2013||22 Sep 2013|
|Frankfurt Book Fair 2013||9 Oct 2013||13 Oct 2013|
|CPhI Worldwide 2013||22 Oct 2013||24 Oct 2013|
|ICSE - International Contracting Services Exhibition 2013||22 Oct 2013||24 Oct 2013|
|InnoPack 2013||22 Oct 2013||24 Oct 2013|
|P-MEC 2013||22 Oct 2013||24 Oct 2013|
|Airtec 2013||5 Nov 2013||7 Nov 2013|
|EWEA OFFSHORE 2013||19 Nov 2013||21 Nov 2013|