Frankfurt, the financial capital of Germany, has so much to offer. The traditional food, events, museums and parks are sure to give you a great way to spend your leisure time. I love that there is always something going on independent of the seasons.
What most people love about Frankfurt is that, while it is a capital, it is small. You can get around by trains and by foot very well. During WWII, many of the buildings were destroyed, leaving the city with a mixture of different architecture.
We have some old, some new and some buildings which are in between. The European Central Bank is based in Frankfurt, we have the second busiest airport in Europe (after Heathrow) and Frankfurt is only an hour’s drive away from the geographical middle of Europe..
We have about 2.2m inhabitants, which is more than 2800 people per sqkm and all that in an area of only about 250 sqkm!
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
There are no ladies-only Taxi services
It’s not as bad as NY, so we use cabs, cars and public transport
No differences between the ranks(all safe; check for the Driver ID!)
Can hail a taxi by calling or from the different parking spaces along the roads
If you are with a group, it could be cheaper going by those (especially to the suburbs!)
If they are private, you might not be covered in their insurance
WOMEN’S NETWORKS AND EVENTS
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SAFETY AND Emergency Services
Like all cities there definitely are areas you should avoid walking through. H
owever some of the less attractive areas are now evolving into the places to be for hipsters.
ABOUT CAROLA WONDRAK
“Die Muse küsst, aber sie muss Dich beim Arbeiten erwischen.”
“The muse kisses, but she has to find you working.”
– Ralf Langwost
And she finds me working, promise! I was born and raised here but with a short diversion to Ne
w York. Currently, I work in banking and I love working hard. I try to spend my free time doing as many exciting things as possible. I think I know the city inside out but then something new often pops up to surprise and delight me. I am grateful for the job as an ambassador, because I always love meeting new people who have interesting stories to tell and also enjoy travelling. Being away from home can be bad sometimes and being on a business trip alone in a foreign city can cause some difficulties. Once, I ended up in Spain at a police station trying to explain only with my hands that my phone was stolen. I want to make your travels as smooth as they can be because Germany is nice and I wish y’all (you all) great experiences! Oh and by the way, I was voted the 2nd nicest legs in Germany …but that’s a little while ago 😉
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Read the doing business in Germany guide.