Frankfurt Business Travel Guide

The best hotels, restaurants and activities for Frankfurt business travelers.

No doubt about it: the business of Frankfurt is business. The metropolis in the heart of Germany is a financial powerhouse and a major player on the world's economic stage. The stock exchange, industrial giants and banks — most notably the European Central Bank — reside in downtown's forest of high-rises that has garnered Frankfurt the nickname "Mainhattan." Its impressive skyline is mirrored in the Main River, a strategic ribbon that has brought traders to town since medieval times.

These days, some of the world's biggest trade shows, including the famous Frankfurt Book Fair, take place in high-tech halls near the airport, the largest and busiest on the continent. English is widely spoken, and the fact that non-Germans account for over a quarter of Frankfurt's population generates an openness and cosmopolitan spirit rarely found elsewhere in the country. So don't think the city is all about work and no fun! Locals definitely like to party, whether in cutting-edge clubs or traditional apple cider pubs. Culture vultures can swoop down on first-rate museums, galleries and the opera, while history buffs should make a beeline to the birthplaces of German democracy and of literary giant Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

So, take a look inside GAYOT's guide for the best hotels, dining spots and activities for your business trip to Frankfurt, Germany.

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