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Frankfurt (German: Frankfurt am Main) is the business and financial centre of Germany and the largest city in the German state of Hesse.The city is known for its futuristic skyline and the busiest German airport.Located on the river Main, Frankfurt is the financial capital of Continental Europe and the transportation centre of Germany.

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Furthermore, it hosts some of the world's most important trade shows, such as the Frankfurt Auto Show and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Wealthy bankers, students and granola drop-outs coexist in a city that has some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers of Europe next to well maintained old buildings.The city centre, especially Römer square, the cultural landscape and the museums at the River Main, draw millions of tourists every year.On the other hand, many off the beaten track neighbourhoods, such as Bockenheim, Bornheim, Nordend and Sachsenhausen, with their intact beautiful 19th century streets and parks are often overlooked by visitors.Frankfurt is the place where Germany's major autobahns and railways intersect.About 350,000 people commute to the city each day, not counting the 710,000 people who really live here.

With a huge airport — the third-largest in Europe — it is the gateway to Germany and for many people also the first point of arrival in Europe.

Further, it is a prime hub for interconnections within Europe and for intercontinental flights.

Frankfurt is the most diverse city in Germany and has the highest percentage of foreigners in the country: about 28% (710,000) of Frankfurt's residents have no German passport and another 20% are naturalized German citizens.

Frankfurt is home to many museums, theatres and a world-class opera.

The best times for Frankfurt are late spring to early autumn.

The summers tend to be sunny and warm around 25 °C (77° F).