Welcome to Frankfurt
Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a population of 714,241 (2014) within its administrative boundaries. The urban area called Frankfurt Rhein-Main has a population of 2,221,910. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region which has a population of 5,500,000 and is Germany’s second-largest metropolitan region. This old imperial city on the River Main – hence its full name, Frankfurt am Main – is, by virtue of its central situation, the most important commercial and economic center on mainland Europe. Frankfurt is also a centre for commerce, culture, education, tourism and web traffic. Frankfurt is also home to many cultural and educational institutions including the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, many museums (e.g. Städel, Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Goethe House), and two major botanical gardens, the Palmengarten, which is Germany’s largest, and the Botanical Garden of the Goethe University.
Frankfurt is situated at the heart of Europe in the centre of Germany. It has outstanding transport connections with an international airport, the major intercity rail station and the Frankfurt autobahn intersection. And it’s not just travelling to Frankfurt that’s so straightforward – thanks to their location in the city, the Maritim Hotel is also quick and easy to access. For instance. It is just a 10-minute walk from Frankfurt central station. The journey from the airport to the centre of town by car or public transport takes about 15 minutes.
The outstanding “S-Bahn” suburban and “U-Bahn” underground railway networks provide an effective inner city transport infrastructure and rapid connection to the surrounding area. More than 1,700 taxis operate in the city every day. In addition, the Frankfurt bus route network covers the complete city and uses hybrid buses.
Busses and trams
- From airport: S8 and S9 to stop main station
From main station:
- tramway 16 direction Ginnheim to stop “Ludwig-Erhardt-Anlage”
tramway 17 direction Rebstockbad to stop “Ludwig-Erhardt-Anlage”
U4 direction Bockenheimer Warte to stop “Festhalle/Messe”
The Maritim Hotel Frankfurt is linked directly with the trade fair and the Congress Centre. Its central location makes the hotel an ideal starting point for every travel destination. The motorways A5 and A3 are just a few minutes away. For the Maritim Hotel please follow Messe Frankfurt that is well signposted on all access roads.
Please note that an environmental badge is obligatory for green zones in Germany, also for foreigners! Purchase your badge prior to your visit to Germany! Vehicles without environmental badge may not pass through the green zone, otherwise a penalty of 40 € and a penalty point in Flensburg impend. This is also valid for all vehicles registered in foreign countries, like cars, trucks, and busses, as well as for business travelers and for tourists. For this reason it is recommended, that all drivers seek further information about the environmental badges well in advance, and purchase it on time.