The Metropolitan Region
Frankfurt am Main is a world city, and internationally renowned as a financial hub and an important centre for industry, services and exhibition space. However, there is something that you may not know: there is a lot more to discover than just Frankfurt! The FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM) region connects many different towns with each other and more than 5.5 million people live here.
FRM is one of the most powerful regions in Europe and Germany’s second largest economic area. It spans three federal states, the largest part being in Hessen with smaller parts in Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern.
In all, the Metropolitan Region is comprised of seven cities and 18 districts (Landkreise). Frankfurt am Main is the largest city with a population of 730,000. There are also the two state capitals of Mainz (Rheinland-Pfalz) and Wiesbaden (Hessen). Other important cities include Darmstadt, Offenbach am Main, Worms and Aschaffenburg.
Municipal districts include many municipalities and smaller towns. The municipal district administration takes responsibility for certain areas on behalf of the municipalities. This includes immigration authorities, cultural institutions, hospitals or waste management services.
The Metropolitan Region of FrankfurtRheinMain is as diverse as the towns and cities that it covers. You can quickly go from the flair of the big city to the greenery in the country, from forests to rivers, and from museums to street festivals.
The region is international. In FRM, people from 180 countries live together in harmony. No other region in Germany has more residents with a foreign passport. This is particularly down to the presence of a large number of international companies in FRM.
The Metropolitan Region of FrankfurtRheinMain is the main transport hub of Europe: on the road, in the air, on water and on rail. With over 60 million passengers, Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s largest international airport and one of the largest in Europe.
Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station, is the most important railway hub in Germany. Both the River Rhein and River Main are the most important inland waterways in Europe, and Germany’s most frequented motorways converge in FRM.
FrankfurtRheinMain is a region of research and also a business location. Above all, with its very high quality of life, it is a great place to live!