Frankfurt Station

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Released about 6 years ago
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Frankfurt Station

Another sunday afternoon spent in these great halls waiting for your seat on the next train. You rather enjoy watching the saunter of travelers who often seem to dance around the station looking for the correct schedule information or departure gate. Another few minutes and you too will be off, speeding down the lanes through the lush german countryside. Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. Situated on the Main River, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in continental Europe. It is seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair, as well as several large commercial banks. In the Napoleonic Wars Frankfurt was occupied or bombarded several times by French troops. It nevertheless still remained a free city until the total collapse of the Holy Roman Empire in 1805/6. In 1806 it become part of the principality of Aschaffenburg under the Fürstprimas. The city of Frankfurt was severely bombed in World War II (1939–1945). About 5,500 residents were killed during the raids, and the once famous medieval city centre, by that time the largest in Germany, was destroyed. Post-war reconstruction took place in a sometimes simple modern style, thus irrevocably changing the architectural face of Frankfurt. Only very few landmark buildings have been reconstructed historically, albeit in a simplified manner. This sound uses the following file from Freesound: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=125244
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