Rhine-Main Region

​Rhine-Main Region

The Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region is the geographical center of Europe as well as the center of the European axis of development. It is one of Germany's most important metropolitan regions with a population of 5.52 million, approximately 2.87 million economically active citizens and a gross national product of approximately 205 billion euros. This is due to its outstanding position by international standards as a transport and information hub, a financial, commercial and scientific center as well as a center for various services.

The metropolitan region of Frankfurt/Rhine-Main stretches from the district of Giessen in the north to the district of Bergsstrasse in the south and from Mainz-Bingen in the west to the district of Aschaffenburg in the east. The region is made up of three federal states, 7 district towns, 18 districts and 468 towns and communities.

Numbers, data, facts

Number of inhabitants

5,52 млн.


1 475 522 га

Number of jobs

2,87 млн.

Share of services


Gross National Product

205,52 млрд. €

Purchasing power

21 071 €/жителя

Number of Airline Passengers

53 млн. в год

Number of takeoffs and landings

464 432

ICT companies

более 8 000

Number of students

199 118 (зимний семестр 10/11)

The Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan area is one of the most important and fastest growing locations for information and communication technology (ICT) companies in Germany and Europe. For many years, regional ICT enterprises have been making outstanding progress. At the same time, they have contributed to enhancing the productive strength and innovative potential of enterprises in other areas and thus have made a double contribution to the regional economy.

The following sectors of the economy are of particular importance for the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region because of the high number of employees, the dynamics of enterprises and their potential:


Automotive Industry

Chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Information and consulting services

Economics of Finance


Information and consulting technologies

Cultural and creative direction

Transport and logistics

Aerospace industry

The Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan area has an excellent infrastructure.

Air traffic:

Frankfurt Airport is one of the most important air hubs in Europe and worldwide. It is also the second largest air cargo hub in Europe. Due to its central location and good transport links, the airport is within hourly reach from anywhere in the region. It transports about 53 million passengers and 2.2 million tons of air cargo per year.

In October 2011, a new runway was put into operation at the airport.

Railroad transportation:

The region's rail network is connected to the national and European high-speed rail network and is one of the hubs in Europe. About 350,000 people use the Frankfurt Train Station every day, with about 1,732 trains passing through it.


Europe's most important inland waterways, the Rhine and Main rivers, connect the region with the North and Black Seas. The main ports of the region are:

the port in Frankfurt, the Bavarian port in Aschaffenburg and the port on the Main in Hanau. They are connected to land and rail transport.


In Frankfurt, the two main highways of the German motorway network intersect: the A3, which runs from west to south of Germany, and the A5, which connects Hessen and Switzerland. The Frankfurt interchange (about 300,000 vehicles per day) is the most used interchange in Germany.

What is also important for newcomers to Germany: the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region is home to a large international community with many international schools and active social and cultural life.

So if you plan to do business in Germany and think about where to best register your company, your preferred location will be near big cities like Berlin or Munich, as well as the metropolitan area of Frankfurt/Main. We will be happy to advise you on all aspects of doing business in Germany.