The Rhine-Main area is one of the most innovative and economically strongest regions in both Germany and Europe. The city of Frankfurt am Main is home to the continent’s most significant financial centre, the European Central Bank, as well as the German Stock Exchange and a trade fair the history of which goes back to the Middle Ages. Frankfurt Airport employs around 80,000 people. Together with Frankfurt’s central railway station and the motorway interchange of Hessen’s largest city, it forms Germany’s central transport hub. The metropolitan region is characterised by fast and safe transport routes, making Hessen a state of mobility.
Excellently educated men and women who use their enormous creativity to turn ideas into real innovations at medium-sized companies or internationally renowned corporations form the backbone of the state’s economy. Close cooperation between research and business ensures dynamic opportunities for development throughout the state and make this region – in the heart of the European Union – a knowledge location that lives on its international flair and cosmopolitanism. Last but not least, the Rhine-Main region offers a rich variety of cultural and leisure options, including unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Messel Pit Fossil Site and Lorsch Abbey.