Frankfurt’s distinctive feature is its skyline. The high-rise bank towers form a unique backdrop that is not found in any other German city and is considered typical of Frankfurt.
Yet Frankfurt makes an impression through its very diversity!
The city is a multicultural centre and lives from its internationality. People who spend any length of time here are struck above all by the city’s multifaceted nature, especially its visual contrasts. They soon notice how certain spaces and areas stand out from others due to their highly individual character. The informed visitor soon gains access to the city’s atmospheric diversity, its plethora of rewarding locations.
Starting in the centre of Frankfurt, the view extends from the lofty towers of “Mainhattan” to the roofs outlining the foothills of the Taunus and then up to the horizon along the edge of the green mountain slopes. The panorama has a great deal to offer. The expanse of architectural structures is crossed by the Main, the river whose gentle undulations divide the city into two halves connected by a variety of bridges. A kind of green belt, an almost semi-circular network of gardens, skirts the centre of Frankfurt, which also has several larger parks on offer. On the other side of this green line lie the airport and the central railway station. Both are central pillars of Frankfurt’s role as a European transport hub and both offer additional backdrops for the film-makers’ camera.
Frankfurt’s individual districts differ from one another in many respects. You only need to compare Sachsenhausen, Westend and Bornheim, for example, and you will not only discover distinct differences in architecture, but also three very distinctive atmospheric settings. The old town in Sachsenhausen offers charming old taverns and narrow alleyways. It stands in stark contrast to Westend with its broader and prosperous tree-lined
avenues – or Bornheim with its long shopping streets and seemingly endless cafés.
Frankfurt’s centre includes the Zeil (Germany’s top-selling shopping street), the banking district, the red-light district at the central rail station, the museum bank, the urbane shopping passageways of the B-Ebene with the underground rail stations... Countless settings are available for all genres, formats, visions and dreams.
The city takes on a completely different character at night.
The high-rise buildings can be seen from a long way off – for example, a car driver travelling south towards Frankfurt on the A5 autobahn has a magnificent view of the city’s brightly illuminated skyscrapers. Initial impressions are not disappointed.
Frankfurt is a big and bustling city – night and day – with many different facets.
Shooting permits in the city of Frankfurt
Central contact for shooting permits:
Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
Service-Center Veranstaltungen (SCV)
60313 Frankfurt a.M.
tel 0049-69 - 212 42448
fax 0049-69 - 212 43218
Local transport: S/U "Konstablerwache" 3. Floor, Room Nr. 315-319, open: Tuesday- Friday 8:00 - 13:00h.
General shooting permit for the city of Frankfurt
Fee: generally 158,00 €, extra costs for special resptrictions.
Further contact in the city of Franfkurt:
Presse- und Informationsamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Support Service Film Production
60311 Frankfurt am Main
City of Frankfurt Dezernat IX
Commissiner for film in the city of Frankfurt
60311 Frankfurt am Main
tel 0049 (0)69 212 33105
fax 0049 (0)69 212 37944
Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH
Project Director Creative Industries
Hanauer Landstraße 182d
60314 Frankfurt am Main
tel: +49 69 212-36213
fax: +49 69 21298-23