The ISM Campus in Frankfurt/Main was founded in 2007 and is located just outside the city center in Sachsenhausen. Currently, around 690 students are preparing for their management careers at this campus. The state-of-the-art lecture halls are located in the Renaissance-Haus, a special highlight of which is a roof terrace with a panoramic view of the Frankfurt/Main skyline.

The city of Frankfurt/Main is home to the European Central Bank, the German Bundesbank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, as well as Germany’s largest airport. However, Frankfurt/Main offers not only urbanity, but also many possibilities for relaxation in the surrounding Taunus area.


ISM Campus Frankfurt/Main

Desiree and Payam are studying in Frankfurt/Main and show you around.


City of Frankfurt/Main

Frankfurt/Main isn’t just a vibrant city of banking and high finance but also very attractive among students. A highly cosmopolitan city that is home to around 180 nationalities, Frankfurt/Main is particularly popular among students not only because of the impressive skyline that gave the city the nickname “Mainhattan“, but also due to its young and dynamic flair. And though it is surrounded by the forests and hills of the Taunus, Odenwald and Spessart, the Hessian metropolis is anything but a concrete jungle.

Whether you prefer to shop downtown, relax on the banks of the river Main or experience cultural life at the Old Opera (Alte Oper), Frankfurt/Main offers leisure activities to suit all needs. What’s special about the city is that each neighborhood is like a little town of its own, housing traditional apple wine (“Ebbelwoi“) bars, discos, restaurants and stores. Popular nightlife locations include the King Kamehameha Club, the Cocoon Club hosted by celebrated DJ Sven Väth and the adjacent Michelin star-winning restaurant serving “molecular cuisine“. Dishes here are cooked using chemicals and guests dine stretched out on couches.

Sport also plays a big role in Frankfurt/Main life. The city’s soccer team plays in Germany’s premier league, the “Bundesliga“, while the basketball team has been successful in the Beko Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). And once a year, over 2,000 participants from 40 different countries take part in the IRONMAN Germany competition. Frankfurt/Main is also noteworthy for its regular trade fairs and exhibitions. Major events include the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) and “Ambiente Frankfurt“, the world’s number 1 consumer goods fair. If you’re looking for a brief change of scenery, Frankfurt/Main offers an extensive subway and bus network and of course Frankfurt Airport – Germany’s biggest airport and one of the world’s most important transport hubs.

Student residence halls are less common in Frankfurt/Main. Living close to downtown is also more expensive in Frankfurt/Main than it is in Dortmund. That’s why students prefer to reside in the suburbs, where many communal apartments or rooms can be rented for reasonable prices.