Frankfurt in Dates and Numbers
Location: at the Eastern border of Germany, 80 km from Berlin
North-South Expansion: 14 km
East-West Expansion: ca. 10 km
Circumference of the town area: ca. 67 km
Square footage of the town: 14,671 ha
Inhabitants (end 2006): ca. 62 000
5 districts/ 19 municipal areas, of which 9 are administrative districts:
Booßen, Güldendorf, Lossow, Lichtenberg, Markendorf/Siedlung, Markendorf, Hohenwalde, Rosengarten/Pagram, Kliestow
Infrastructure: 5 tramlines and 9 bus lines, the latter run with environmentally friendly LPG gas. Frankfurt (Oder) was the first German town, which used LPG run busses as a means for local public transport.
Frankfurt is well-connected traffic wise. It is situated at the BAB 12 and is the main German border crossing into Poland; the passenger bridge crosses the Oder for cars and foot passengers, the motorway bridge for lorries, busses and other vehicles and there is also a rail bridge into Poland.
The following rail lines of the County of Brandenburg stop in Frankfurt:
RE 1: Eisenhüttenstadt – Frankfurt – Berlin – Potsdam – Brandenburg – Magdeburg
RE 11: Cottbus – Frankfurt
OE 36: Frankfurt – Beeskow – Wendisch-Rietz – Königs Wusterhausen – Berlin-Schöneweide
OE 60: Frankfurt – Werbig – Wriezen – Bad Freienwalde – Eberswalde – Berlin-Lichtenberg
Both OE lines are run by the East German Rail network GmbH.
Next to the extensive regional rail network there are also many important international trains going to Warsaw and Moscow that stop in Frankfurt.