The metropolitan region
Frankfurt am Main is a world-famous metropolis. It is an internationally renowned financial hub and an important business, service and exhibition centre. But there’s more: Frankfurt is surrounded by interesting places to discover! Many different, well-connected cities make up the FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM) region. More than 5.5 million people live here.
FRM is one of the most productive economies in Europe and Germany’s second strongest economic area. It spans three federal states. Most of it is in Hessen with smaller sections in Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern.
Overall, the metropolitan region contains seven independent urban districts and 18 rural districts (“Landkreise”). With a population of 730,000 people, Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in FRM. There are also the two state capitals of Mainz (Rheinland-Pfalz) and Wiesbaden (Hessen). Other important cities include Darmstadt, Offenbach, Worms and Aschaffenburg.
Rural districts comprise multiple municipalities and smaller towns. The rural district administration takes care of certain responsibilities on behalf of its component municipalities. This includes the immigration authorities, cultural institutions, hospitals and waste management services.
The metropolitan region of FrankfurtRheinMain is as diverse as the towns and cities that it is comprised of. Within minutes, you can travel from big cities to green fields, from forests to rivers, from museums to street festivals.
Our 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 especially due to the large number of foreign companies in FRM.
The metropolitan region of FrankfurtRheinMain is the main transport hub of Europe: on the roads, in the air, on water and on rails. Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s largest international airport and one of the largest in Europe. It handles more than 60 million passengers every year.
Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station, is the most important railway hub of Germany. The two rivers after which the region is named, Rhein and Main, are Europe’s main inland waterways. Germany’s most heavily used motorways meet in FRM.
FrankfurtRheinMain is a region of research and business. And above all, FRM offers a very high quality of life. It is a fantastic place to live!