Frankfurt, European financial power in Germany

Air France offers daily flights to Frankfurt, 5th city in Germany in terms of population and the largest city in the German state of Hessen. It is located on the Main River; in fact, the city's complete name is Frankfurt on the Main, but it is not often used.
Frankfurt is known as an important financial center, the 4th in Europe and the 3rd city for business. In fact, the city is the seat of the European Central Bank.
The city's airport, the Frankfurt/Rhein Main Airport, located 13 km to the southwest of Frankfurt, is the 3rd largest in Europe, after London Heathrow and Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle.
Several flights between Montreal to Frankfurt, Calgary to Frankfurt, Toronto to Frankfurt, etc. are handled daily by Air France and its partners.
For example, for a flight from Montreal to Frankfurt, plan on 12 to 17 hours travel time, with connecting flights in Paris, Amsterdam, Detroit or New York and a six-hour time difference.
Also, Frankfurt is located on the backbone of Europe where transportation is very dense. It has one of the largest train stations in Europe, a high-performance network of subways and tramways and excellent roads.
Frankfurt is located in the heart of Europe, 393 km from Munich in Germany, 399 km from Brussels in Belgium, 444 km from Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, 415 km from Zurich, in Switzerland and 582 km from Paris in France.

Frankfurt: an American skyline with a European historical center

While Frankfurt is known as a financial center, it is also a very lovely city to visit. It has beautiful skyscrapers that were built in the early 60s, symbol of economic power, which remind us of an American skyline. In fact, they sometimes call Frankfurt, "Mainhattan", in reference to Manhattan in New York in the United States. The city's tallest building, the Commerzbank Tower, 259 meters (299 meters with the antenna), was inaugurated in 1997.
Frankfurt also has a pretty historical center with many shops that was rebuilt almost to the identical after World War II when the city was massively bombed by the Allies. You must see the Rômer (City Hall), the cathedral and Saint Paul's Church!
Frankfurt also has many museums, like the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, with works by important artists such as Vermeer, Cézanne and Rembrandt, or the Senckenberg Museum, Germany's largest museum with the largest collection of dinosaurs in Europe. You may also discover the Cinema museum, the Goethe museum, one of Germany's greatest poets.
You may also take a stroll in one of Frankfurt's many parks or along the Main River.

Travel to Frankfurt: practical information

To go to Frankfurt in Germany, as a Canadian citizen, you need a passport that is valid at least the length of your stay in that country. You do not need a visa for stays less than 90 days. The period begins when you enter any country within the Schengen area that includes 26 countries and acts like a single country for travel purposes.
We suggest visiting Frankfurt in the spring or summer, because the temperatures can be cold in winter (average of 1.6 ° C in January). The climate is semi-continental with large variations in temperature.
The currency is of course the euro. Major credit cards and traveler's checks are very often accepted.

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