Frankfurt am Main was a free imperial city from 1372 until 1806, when Napoleon I made it the seat of government for the prince primate of the Confederation of the Rhine. In 1810 the city became the capital of the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt, created by Napoleon.
Is Frankfurt an old city?
Frankfurt was home to Germanys largest timberframe old town. Once, many centuries ago, Frankfurt was home to Germanys largest timberframe old town. It was in fact known to be the most beautiful example of Gothic-styled, half-timbered architecture in the entire country.
Why is Frankfurt called am Main?
The name is derived from the Franconofurd of the Germanic tribe of the Franks; Furt (cf. English ford) where the river was shallow enough to be crossed on foot. In English, the citys full name of Frankfurt am Main means Frankfurt on the Main (pronounced like English mine or German mein).
How big is Frankfurt am Main?
248.3 km² Frankfurt/Area
Is Frankfurt am Main Safe?
The majority of the city is safe, and criminals typically only try and take advantage of tourists in certain parts of town. Areas to avoid include the Hauptbahnhof, Konstablerwache, and Hauptwache. These areas are fine during the day, but be cautious at night.