Exhibitions and Fairs in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt is the financial heart of the Federal Republic of Germany. The city hosts the headquarters of the main German banks, including Deutsche Bank, Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (the Stock Exchange) and ECB (European Central Bank). Messe Frankfurt, is attended by over 2.5 million visitors a year, 300 thousand of which get there during the Book Fair, Frankfurter Buchmesse.
How to reach Frankfurt
The city is an important trade center, being well linked via sea, with the Westhafen port and Osthafen port – on the banks of River Main, which flows into the Rhine River at Mainz – and air alike. The international airport of Frankfurt is the third busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger traffic, after London Heathrow and Paris Charles De Gaulle. Frankfurt train station, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, handles a traffic of 130 million passengers a year. Frankfurt is also served by the S-Bahn Rhein-Main network, it comprises 9 urban subway lines (U-Bahn), and 8 tram lines.
How to reach Frankfurt Messe
From the Airport: take a shuttle bus at Terminal 1 to Messe Frankfurt, or take a S-Bahn train at the Terminal, lines S8 and S9, to Central Station. From the Train Station: take a S-Bahn train, lines S3, S4, S5 and S6; take the underground line U4 to Festhalle / Messe; tram line 16 and 17; on foot in ten minutes. By car: exit motorway A5 at Westkreuz Frankfurt, take the A648 till the exit Messe.
Where to stay in Frankfurt
The city, an international centre for finance, trade shows, culture and universities, boasts over 4 million overnight stays a year. Messe Frankfurt is within walking distance from the city centre and the train station; therefore, it's easily accessible from the hotels in the historical centre. There are dozens of business hotel chains in the area of Frankfurt Fair: the 5 star Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, in Hamburger Allee 2, the 4 star NH Frankfurt Messe in Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage, the 4-star Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City in Den Haager Strasse, the 4 star Novotel Frankfurt City in Lise-Meitner-Strasse, etc.
Hot spots in Frankfurt for the after-show
Frankfurt am Main is one of Germany's most interesting cities in terms of shopping and nightlife. The main shopping streets in Frankfurt are the Zeil, the pedestrian area called Fressgass – between Opernplatz and Börsenstrasse, and Goethestrasse considered the city's Fifth Avenue for the presence of prestigious clothing, jewelry and accessories stores. With regards to nightlife, in Frankfurt you'll be just spoiled for choice: from ultra-chic nightclubs to trendy beer gardens with live music for young people and college students. The typical area for nightlife, where most of the hot spots are concentrated, is Ostend, which is full of old factories converted into clubs and discos. Lovers of dance music may head towards the Fechenheim area, where the legendary Cocoon is found. Among the most famous venues rank Balalaika, in Sachsenhausen, Pulse, in Bleichstrasse a restaurant, lounge bar and nightclub, Stereo Bar, in Abtsgäßchen, featuring jazz, rock and hip hop music.
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