Living in Frankfurt

The Goethe Welcome Center (GWC) has compiled helpful information on its website about getting of to a successful start in Frankfurt. Further support for new arrivals is offered by the FRM International Office of the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main Regional Association. The Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration offers further start-up assistance in the form of the Welcome-Center-Hessen. For international professionals, the integration and diversity portal of the city of Frankfurt am Main has set up a guide for Frankfurt.


Goethe University is committed to a family-friendly infrastructure and offers various childcare options. If you have any questions, the Family Service will be happy to help you. On the Family Service page, you will find more general information about childcare, the range of care and education options for children in Frankfurt, and options for flexible childcare in Frankfurt.

The City of Frankfurt offers the Schulwegweiser (german), a guide to help you choose the right school for your children. 


Frankfurt consists of 43 districts, each with its own character and a different attitude toward life. Due to its central location in the Rhine-Main region and the high density of jobs located here, the demand for housing in Frankfurt is correspondingly high. Finding central and affordable housing is therefore not easy. You should plan enough time for this. You can also find more information about housing on the GWC website. Here you will also find useful information on rental contracts, security deposits, and hotels/pensions for the transition.

General real estate and rental portals