Live Webcam Frankfurt am Main Panorama, Germany

Live webcam shows a panorama of Frankfurt am Main in Germany.


Frankfurt am Main, or simply Frankfurt, is the fifth largest city in Germany, the largest city in the federal state of Hesse and one of the largest financial, economic, tourism, scientific, and cultural centers in all of Europe. It is also one of the oldest cities in Germany. According to historical documents, there was a settlement of the Roman Empire in this place already in the I century. The name of the city from the German language literally translates as “the crossing of the Franks on the river Main”, as the city is located on the site of the ancient crossing of the Germanic tribe of the Franks across the river Main.

Today its population is about 764 thousand people, it is the center of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region with a population of more than 5.6 million people. The city is located on the banks of the Main River in western Germany, 200 km north of Stuttgart, 190 km south of Cologne and 245 km northwest of Nuremberg.

Frankfurt is one of the largest economic centers in Europe and is home to: The European Central Bank (ECB), German Federal Bank, and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FRA) – the largest stock exchange in Germany and one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. More than 300 national and international banks and corporations have offices in the city. Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest transportation hubs in Europe. Frankfurt Airport with an area of 26 km² is the largest airport in Germany and the fourth busiest in Europe.

The city is well known for a large number of attractions, the most popular of the which include: Frankfurt Cathedral (German: Frankfurter Dom), St Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the Hauptwache the oldest building, the baroque St. Catherine’s Church, the Zeil shopping street, the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers, the Old Opera House, and many others. The city is also known for its large number of museums and the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in Germany.