Location and Transportation

  • more than <strong>500 million</strong> consumers in the EU

Excellent Location for European Markets

Hessen is in the middle of Germany, and also truly in the middle of Europe. Every business metropolitan region in Europe can be reached in a maximum of 2.5 hours. No other region has shorter distances or faster connections.

At the Center of a Huge Market

For companies, this means that every market, customer and supplier in Europe is at their doorstep. In addition to Europe's largest freight airport and largest public transportation network, Hessen is also home to the most important Internet hub in Europe. Hessen is a pivot point for people, goods and information from all over the world. And more than that, Frankfurt was recently ranked as the easiest commuter city in Germany (Berenberg City Ranking 2013)


Germany's Number One Airport and European Hub

Frankfurt Airport boasts more than 290 destinations to more than 100 countries. No other airport in the world has more international and intercontinental connections: nearly 4,600 direct connections per week and 60 million passengers and 2.1 million tons of freight annually. The Frankfurt Airport is one of the 10 largest in the world. There are 500 companies with 70,000 employees in and around the airport. Viewed collectively, the Frankfurt Airport is the largest single workplace in Germany.

Metropolis Frankfurt - International Trade Fairs

As a trade fair location, Frankfurt assumes the leading role among European metropolitan regions. The Trade Fair Center in Frankfurt is the oldest and largest trade fair in continental Europe, with 40 different fairs and up to 2 million visitors annually. Its trade fairs are well-known worldwide, such as the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA, the Frankfurt Book Fair, or the consumer goods trade fairs Tendency and Ambience. More than two-thirds of 38,000 exhibitors annually are from overseas.


Economic Advantages of Hessen's Central Location

  • A hub for international cargo 
  • 507 million consumers in the EU
  • 35 million people live within 200 kilometer radius of Frankfurt
  • Number one European logistics location / latest "cut-off time" in Germany
  • Connections to international harbors in Rotterdam, Antwerp and the Black Sea
  • Europe's largest air freight center - Cargo City Frankfurt
  • 4,600 direct flights weekly with 60 million passengers
  • Europe's busiest traffic intersection - Frankfurt A3/A5
  • 340 long-distance trains, 290 regional trains, 450,000 commuters daily at the Frankfurt Main Train Station
  • 90 % German data traffic is managed by the ICT (Information Communications Technology) hub in Hessen