frankfurt at night

Und ich schlurfte hinter ihnen her wie ich das in meinem ganzen Leben bei Menschen gemacht habe die mich interessieren. Denn die einzigen Menschen die mich interessieren, sind die Verrückten. Die verrückt leben, die alles auf einmal wollen, die nie Gähnen oder Phrasen dreschen, sondern die brennen, brennen, brennen. Wie römische Lichter in der Nacht.

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Old and new in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Central Germany

Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Central Germany is the 5th-largest city in Germany, population ~700,000. Its metro area has a population of over 2.2 million, the larger Frankfurt Rhein-Main region has 5.5 million and is Germany’s 2nd-largest metropolitan region. Since the enlargement of the European Union, the EU’s geographic center lies 40 km east of Frankfurt. In 2011, the human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Frankfurt 7th in its annual “Quality of Living” survey of cities around the world. According to The Economist’s cost of living survey, Frankfurt is Germany’s most expensive city, and the 10th most expensive in the world. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Frankfurt is one of only a few cities in the European Union that have such a skyline. In the area of the Römer (old town), Roman settlements were established in the 1st century. Frankfurt already was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. From 855, the German kings and emperors were elected in Frankfurt and crowned in Aachen. The Frankfurter Messe (Trade Fair) was first mentioned in 1150. Book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since 1478.