The FrankfurtRheinMain region is home to the largest Korean business community in Europe. Many large Korean corporations have moved their German and European headquarters here. From here, they manage mainly their market activities as well as research and development. The State of Hessen is practically becoming “Korea’s European headquarters”: It attracts about 50% of Korean direct investment in Germany.

Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH is the reliable partner for Korean companies both in the phase of settlement and in later business development. Are you interested in investment or networking opportunities? Then please get in touch.


Polly Po-Lin Yu
Project Director Competence Center Asia
phone +49 69 2123 8548
fax +49 69 2129 833

Korean life in Frankfurt

The number of Korean tourists has been rising from year to year. Reasons for the good image? For one, there is the book fair, where Korea was the guest country in 2005. And of course the 2006 FIFA World Cup: The Korean team played in Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena. Bum Kun Cha, former coach of the Korean national team, also knows the stadium well. In the 1980s, he earned his stripes there playing for the first division club Eintracht Frankfurt.

Language schools and education

Korean School in Frankfurt am Main e.V.
The aim of the association is strengthening education, international understanding and culture. Above and beyond these, the association focuses on supporting Korean culture in Germany, teaching Korean children in Korean, and teaching the Korean language to all interested comers.

Korea Erziehungsinstitut in Deutschland (KEID) (Korea Educational Institute)
KEID supports Korean citizens in Germany who need information on educational matters, and strives to strengthen the self-confidence of Koreans living abroad. KEID supports national meetings and other events.

ISF International School Frankfurt – Rhein – Main
The English-language ISF offers instruction for all ages from kindergarten to high school diploma level. About 150 Korean youngsters attend classes – this is about 20% of the total student body.

Interdisciplinary Center for East-Asian Studies (IZO) at the Goethe University of Frankfurt
The IZO is an interdisciplinary academic facility at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. The objective of research and teaching at the IZO is the engagement with the contemporary cultures and societies of China, Japan, Korea and South-East Asia, as well as their historical origins in the perspective of the different academic disciplines.

Goethe University of Frankfurt – Korean Studies
Korean Studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt are part of the Centre for Oriental and East Asian Philologies and are one of the four priorities of research and teaching.

Culture and beyond

Korean garden
Since 2005, Frankfurt has been the proud home to a Korean garden, a present of the guest country Korea on the occasion of the 2005 book fair. The garden is laid out in the style of a traditional historical scholar’s garden. It hosts, among other events, traditional tea ceremonies, qi gong exercises, Korean dancing and ikebana demonstrations.

Korean Networks in Frankfurt

The German-Asian Business Circle (DAW)
was founded in 1995 and has since become one of the most influential economic associations with a focus on Asia. It is a network of more than 1,900 companies and institutions that strives to facilitate friendships between the countries of Asia and Germany and to bridge the gap between their respective cultures.

Johanna-Melber-Weg 4
60599 Frankfurt am Main

phone +49 69 6270 0606
fax +49 69 6270 0611

The German-Korean Business Association (DKW)
founded in 1980, is a bilateral association dedicated to furthering the cooperation between German and Korean companies. To achieve this aim, DKW cooperates closely with business associations, academia and politics as well as institutions with an interest in Germany and Korea, particularly with the German-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Seoul/Korea).

Am Flughafen
60549 Frankfurt am Main

phone +49 69 9587 2917
fax +49 69 9587 6715

Korean German Network e.V. (KGN)
KGN was founded to facilitate the exchange of information amongst its members and to build up an international network of Korean professionals. In doing so, KGN cooperates closely with other businesses, organizations and associations in Korea and Germany.

c/o Euko GmbH
Trakehner Str. 7-9
60487 Frankfurt am Main

Verein der Koreaner im Großraum Frankfurt e.V. (Club of Koreans in the greater area of Frankfurt)

Münsterer Str. 29
65779 Kelkheim
Telefon: +49 (0)6173 966 8919
Telefax: +49 (0)6173 966 8922