Glinting with glass, steel and concrete skyscrapers, Frankfurt-on-the-Main (pronounced ‘mine’) is unlike any other German city. The focal point of a conurbation of 5.5 million inhabitants, ‘Mainhattan’ is a high-powered finance and business hub, home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges and the gleaming headquarters of the European Central Bank, and famously hosts some of the world's most important trade fairs, attracting thousands of business travellers.
When purchasing a property in Germany, the buyer bears the additional costs. This includes the property transfer tax (6% of the buying price in Frankfurt), the notary costs around 1 to 1.5%), registry charges for property (approx. 0.5% of the buying price), estate agent’s commission (from approx. 2 - 5.95% incl. VAT.)
German domicile is not necessary for purchasing property in Frankfurt. It suffices to provide your home address.
Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) is approximately 13 km from the central business district.
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