Mobility in the Rhein-Main Region

While the Rhein-Main area is relatively large, getting around in it is fairly easy and convenient, thanks to a modern, efficient, and well-run public transportation system.

Regional Buses and Carpooling

Regional Buses Starting in 2013, the market for regional buses in Germany was liberalized. Under pressure from the EU, the German government finally overturned a 1934 law which protected German railways from regional bus competition. Private companies are now...


Of course, public transport is not the only way of getting around in Germany. The two leading forms of private transport are taxis and private automobiles.

Frankfurt Airport – A Mammoth Among Airports

Serving more around 60 million passengers per anum, the Frankfurt Airport is ranked among the leading airports in the world. The airport boasts Europe’s most extensive air route network: well over 100 scheduled airlines serving about 300 destinations to more...

Rail Travel and Call a Bike

German Railways – Often Faster Than Flying The Deutsche Bahn is the German national railway system. Frankfurt happens to be one of its key interchange points, with Frankfurt’s Main Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof) its main hub. This huge, impressive...

RMV – Tickets & Passes

Depending on where you come from, you may find the payment system for public transport here a little confusing at first.

RMV – The Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund

The network you will probably make the most use of during your stay here is the RMV, the German acronym for the Rhein-Main Transportation Association. This extensive network comprises streetcars, buses, underground and aboveground rapid transit trains.

Getting Involved Frankfurt-Rhein-Main

One of the best ways to get acclimated to your new home away from home is to join a local club or organization. Here is a listing of international organizations in the Rhein-Main region, as well as other contact addresses.

Clubs and Volunteer Groups

American Women’s Club of the Taunus e.V. Hollerberg 1 61440 Oberursel Tel: 06171-58 08 35 Fax: 06171-57 37 1 Amnesty International Leipzigerstr. 17 60487 Frankfurt Tel: 069-49 61 49 Asociación Peruana en Frankfurt...

Business Contacts

American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. Börsenplatz 7-11 60313 Frankfurt Tel: 069-929 104 0 Fax: 069-929 104 11 American-German Business Club Frankfurt e.V. Mainzer Landstr. 176 60327 Frankfurt Tel: 069 97358-275 Fax: 069 97358-101

Help and Advice Directory

AGAH – Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Ausländerbeiräte Hessen Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 31 65185 Wiesbaden Tel: 0611-989 95 0 Fax: 0611-989 95 18 Amt für Multikulturelle Angelegenheiten Lange Str. 25-27 60311 Frankfurt Tel: 069-212 387 65 Fax: 069-212...

Other Important Cities in Hessen

Wetzlar One of the most historic cities in Germany, Wetzlar is situated on the banks of the Lahn River. Rising above the narrow streets and steep walkways of the old city is the majestic cathedral of Wetzlar. Thanks to the abundance of iron ore in the region, Wetzlar...

Other Major Cities in the Region

Mainz The 2000-year-old city of Mainz is located at the confluence of the Rhein and Main rivers. Once the seat of the Prince-Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, today Mainz is the capital of the state of Rheinland-Palatinate. The city skyline is dominated by the...

Other Cities in the Region

Darmstadt The Rhein-Main region’s royal connection stretches all the way to Darmstadt, due south of Frankfurt. It was here that Queen Victoria’s grandson, the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hessen, married his second wife, Eleanor, in 1905. To mark the occasion, the city...

Taunus: Frankfurt’s Greenbelt

The Taunus is frequently referred to as “Frankfurt’s living room,” a title earned because so many people choose to live in the green vistas of the Taunus Mountains but work in Frankfurt.

Where to Live in Frankfurt-Rhein-Main

Frankfurt-Rhein-Main has a rich cultural heritage. Whether it be museums, theater, historical castles, classical concerts, summer festivals, or children’s activities, the region has something to offer every cultural taste.

Frankfurt: Popular for Singles and Cosmopolitans

For expatriates moving to the Rhein-Main region it is becoming increasingly popular once again to live in Frankfurt. If you value convenience, a short commute to work and a favorite pub around the corner, then Frankfurt is the right choice.

Culture in Frankfurt-Rhein-Main

Frankfurt-Rhein-Main has a rich cultural heritage. Whether it be museums, theater, historical castles, classical concerts, summer festivals, or children’s activities, the region has something to offer every cultural taste.

Parks & Gardens

Regional Park RheinMain The FrankfurtRheinMain region is defined by its diversity: 5.5 million people living in 460 different communities spread out over three states. While each of these cities and towns has its own cultural heritage, there have been numerous...

Castles, Monasteries and Ruins

Thanks to both private and state-backed initiatives, there are now more than 300 carefully preserved or restored castles throughout the state. Here’s a sample of some of Hessen’s most stunning castles.

Hessen’s Scenic Routes

Idyllic Route This route travels through much of Hessen and takes you to some of Germany’s most treasured sights. You will visit numerous picturesque medieval towns, such as Frankenberg, Rüdesheim, Hirschorn am Neckar and Büdingen, with their romantic...

Water, Water Everywhere!

Waterways are an inherent component of the region, and boat trips are one of the best ways to see the sights. Excursion boats operate on the Rhein, Main and Lahn rivers.

Fun for the Kids

Frankfurt-Rhein-Main has a lot to offer the younger set – parks, zoos and other day excursions that will delight children of all ages. Here is a selection of children’s activities – including a few weekend excursions – throughout the region.

Winter Highlights

Karnival – Germany’s Silly Season The rambunctious revelry associated with Karnival – Germany’s silly season – reaches its high-point in Mainz, Cologne and Düsseldorf, but it is also celebrated with wild parades and masked balls in many cities and...

Hessen’s Festivals

Museumsuferfest Held every August, the Museumsuferfest is an international gala spectacular of gastronomy, music, theater and museums stretching along both Main river banks. This festival was created in the late ’80s to grant Frankfurt’s unique museum...

Theater & Music

Opera in the Rhein Main Region If you’re an opera fan, then you are in the right place. The Frankfurt Rhein Main region is home to four different opera companies which offer a wide range of performances, premiers, revivals and recitals. The Frankfurt Opera...

Museums of the Rhein-Main Region

Städel Museum A must for art lovers, the Städel is one of the leading art museums in Germany and one of the most frequented in Frankfurt. More than 700 years of European history are represented in a collection of 2,700 paintings, 600 sculptures and 100,000 prints and...

Frankfurt’s Professional Sports Teams

If you are a fan of first-rate spectator sports, Hessen has much to offer. Here is a brief look at the professional sports teams. Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt’s beloved football (soccer) team, Eintracht, has had its share of ups and downs. Over the past 10...

Running & Winter Sports

Running JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge One of the great sporting events in Germany is the annual JPMorgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt. In 2015, the 5-km race attracted more than 70,000 entrants from nearly 3,000 companies – making it the largest road...

Biking, Swimming, Cricket & Inline Skating

Biking Around the Frankfurt Green Belt The Green Belt is a 70-km biking trail, encompassing a network of regional trails winding throughout the entire Rhein-Main area. Along the way, cyclists get a chance to visit dozens of historic sites, viewpoints, gardens, forests...

Fitness Studios & Golf

Fitness Studios Moving up the cash ladder in fitness, one can choose from the trendier sports clubs throughout Frankfurt and the surrounding region. The great advantage of fitness studios is their flexible schedules and ultra-modern equipment (sometimes including a...

Recreational Sports

Have you ever wondered why Germans repeatedly excel in international sporting events? One of the reasons is the organized network of clubs that offers a wide range of activities at reasonable prices to everyone. Sports in Germany are a great equalizer, cutting across...

Sports in Frankfurt-Rhein-Main

There is no excuse not to stay fit and trim. Hessen and the Rhein-Main region offer every sport imaginable.

Many Tongues

The Rhein-Main region is not only home to English-speaking religious services. Churches with Italian, Korean, Swedish, Greek or French services – to name just a few – are also based in the region. The International Association of Christian Congregations in the...

Methodist Services

New Hope United Methodist Church Merianplatz 13 60316 Frankfurt Tel: 069-3660 9201 Cell: 0172 – 686 430 4 Email: Pastor: Uwe Saßnowski Coordinator of Ministries: Rev. Alicea L. Williams, Deacon Services:...

Lutheran Services

Trinity Lutheran Church Nibelungenallee 54 60318 Frankfurt Tel: 069 – 95 63 10 66 Email: Rev. Robert J. Flohrs, Pastor Worship service begins at 11 am on Sunday.Children’s Sunday school, Adult Bible...

Latter-Day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ Services

There are 12 LDS (Mormon) congregations in the Rhein-Main area, two of which hold services in English.For schedules, meeting times and other details, go to Offenbach 2nd Ward (English) Arthur-Zitscher-Strasse 7; 63065 Offenbach Sunday services: 9:30...

Jewish Services

Jüdische Gemeinde Frankfurt (Orthodox; services held in Hebrew) Westend Synagogue Freiherr-vom-Stein-Str. 30; 60323 Frankfurt Office: Westendstr. 43; 60325 Frankfurt Tel: 069-76 80 360 (administration) Rabbi’s office: 069-75 11 38 In addition,...

Islam / Muslim Services

There are several organizations catering to the local Muslim population in Frankfurt. The following groups coordinate Muslim activities and serve as access points into the community: Abubakr-Moschee Islamische Gemeinde Frankfurt Praunheimer Landstr. 19-21 60488...

Inter-Denominational Services

Atteberry Chapel, a Multicultural Christian Church Rossittenerstr.19 60487 Frankfurt Tel: 0171 – 613 6159 Pastor Dorothy S. Wilson Services: Wednesday, 7 pm, Mid-week Praise and Worship; Friday, 7 pm, Bible Study; Sunday, 9:30 am, Sunday...

Hindu Services

There is a large Hindu population in Frankfurt and English speakers at the following locations are not difficult to find. The Sri Kadpaha Vinajagar Tempel offers services in English and Tamil. Frankfurter Hindugemeinde e.V. Sri Kadpaha Vinajagar Tempel Intzestraße 26...

Church of Christ Scientist Services

First Church of Christ Scientist Ostparkstr. 37 60313 Frankfurt Tel: 069-29 22 14 Sunday Services: 11:30 a.m. Reading Room:Holzgraben 31, 60313 Frankfurt Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 1-6 pm; Thursday 10 am-3 pm.

Roman Catholic Services

St. Mary’s Parish of English-Speaking Catholics Church: Wachenheimer Str. 58 next to the Liederbachhalle Liederbach am Taunus Office: Vilbeler Str. 36 60313 Frankfurt Tel: 069 – 28 31 77 Father Steven Forster, Parish Priest Mass: Sunday at...

Buddhist Services

Soka Gakkai International-Deutschland e.V. Kulturzentrum Walldorf Nordendstr. 38 64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf Tel:06105 – 40910 Fax: 06105 – 409133 Buddhistisches Zentrum Frankfurt der Karma Kagyü Linie e.V. Saalburgstr. 17; 60385 Frankfurt Tel:...

Baptist Services

Bethel International Baptist Church Am Dachsberg 92; 60435 Frankfurt Parsonage Tel: 069 – 549 559 Church Tel: 069-540320 Fax: 069-548 354 0 Pastor: Rev. Rodrigo Asis da Silva Service: Sundays 11am -12:30 pm. Youth Group (ages 11-18) meets on Fridays...

Bahá’í Services

Bahá’í House of Worship Bahá’í-Haus der Andacht Eppsteiner Str. 95 65719 Hofheim-Langenhain Tel: 061 92 90 16 77 or Fax: 061 92 90 16 78 The Bahá’í House of Worship is open daily from 9 a.m. to sunset to people of every religion. A...

Anglican Episcopal Services

Church of Christ the King Sebastian-Rinz-Str. 19/22 60323 Frankfurt Tel: 069 – 550 184 Contact: Renate Fraiss, Parish Admin. Services: Sunday 11 am; full nursery with childcare and Sunday school (10:45 am); Parish choir; Young Singers; bilingual parent/toddler...

Religions in Frankfurt-Rhein-Main

International churches provide an important link for the expatriate community in the Rhein-Main region – a veritable home away from home. The region boasts an impressive offering of religious communities to meet the spiritual needs of its diverse international population.

Learn German for 1 Euro an Hour

More than 15.1 million people with a migration background live in Germany, accounting for 18.4% of the total population of 82 million. It is no wonder, then, that integration is a hotly debated topic.

Tips for Learning German as a Adult

Make no mistake: learning a foreign language is a lengthy process. Most would agree that German is more difficult to learn than English or Spanish, but probably on a par with French.

Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program

The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program, based in Vallendar (about one hour from Frankfurt by car), is a joint EMBA between Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago and Germany´s WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Institute for Law and Finance (ILF)

The Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe University in Frankfurt offers a one-year full-time or two-year part-time program leading to a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Finance degree.

Goethe Business School

Founded in 2004, Goethe Business School (GBS) is the center for management education at Goethe University in Frankfurt. Currently, GBS is offering a part-time master’s program in finance for working professionals.

EBS Business School and EBS Law School

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht is a private university for business studies and law with two faculties: EBS Business School and EBS Law School.

Russian Schools

Nezabudka – German-Russian Kindergarten. Katharina-die-Große-Schule. Alexander-Puschkin-Schule.