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Frankfurt Banner Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt am Main, commonly known as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2011 population of 695,624. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010.


The city is at the center of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region which has a population of 5,600,000 and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region.


Frankfurt Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports, and Frankfurt Central Station is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe.


The Frankfurt "U-Bahn" (VGF) is not a real metro, but rather a Light Rail system i.e. some sections in the city centre were built to full metro standards, whereas others along outer sections have level crossings, in the case of line U5 even some on-street running. The present network has a total length of 62.5 km and comprises three trunk routes.


Fares are based on Travel Zones, Age, Validity Period and certain hours of the day. However for travel within the City the Tariff Zone is 50. Single One-Way Tickets cost 2.50 Euros (US$3.25).Day Passes 6.50 Euros (US$8.25) with unlimited travel. Weekly Tickets valid for Seven consecutive days cost 23.10 Euros (US$29.00). Most Tickets can be purchsed from Vending Machines at each Station, using a Credit Card.


For further information on Fares, Routes & Schedules visit or call (49-69) 19-44-9 (8am - 5pm Local Time, Monday to Friday)


The International telephone Country Code for Germany is: 49, followed by the Area Code for Frankfurt: 69.

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