Frankfurt am Main with its famous skyline is a dynamic, international financial and trade fair city with 750,000 inhabitants. Since 1998 the metropolis has been the seat of the European Central Bank and is also known as "Mainhattan".
In a charming way, the urban mixes with the rural. Not far from the skyscrapers you will find cosy pubs selling Ebbelwoi (apple wine) and in the middle of the bustling city centre there are many historical sights such as the former residence of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was born here and now houses a museum. Frankfurt is proud of its Kaiserdom and Paulskirche, the cradle of German democracy. It is still on the move in terms of urban development: for example with the new building of the European Central Bank, the redesign of the "Europaviertel" and the planning drafts for the future architecture of the old town.
In terms of growth in sales of luxurious detached or semi-detached houses, Frankfurt ranks second just behind Munich. Exclusive inner-city apartments in preferred locations in Nordend and Westend are in great demand. Another trend is the Westhafen, which attracts with exclusive properties on the waterfront.