Frankfurt’s banking district comprises several areas of Frankfurt’s inner city as well as the West End. The center is formed by the Gallus- and Taunusanlage and the Neue Mainzer Straße, Junghofstraße, Neue Schlesingergasse, Große Gallusstraße and the Kaiserstraße.
Many banks have their headquarters here including: Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ Bank…).
Before the Second World War, Berlin was the leading financial center of Germany. This changed with the division of Berlin after the war. Under Soviet occupation, many banks were nationalized and West Germany agreed on Frankfurt as the new financial center.