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With a population of around 46,000 people, the historic city of Oberursel is approximately 17 kilometers northwest of Frankfurt. The main FIS campus is located in Oberursel, which sits at the edge of the heavily forested Taunus Mountains. Oberursel and its nearby towns such as Bad Homburg, Kronberg, Königstein, and Bad Soden provide excellent housing options and local shopping. Public transportation to and within Oberursel is excellent and includes the U-Bahn (metro system), S-Bahn (fast suburban train) and bus. The Frankfurt airport is a 20-minute drive by car and access to two major European highways (Autobahn) is short (A3 and A5).


The Hessian state capital, located on the banks of the Rhine River in the middle of the economically important Rhine-Main region, is elegant and beautiful, attractive and lively, and offers an extensive range of fine arts and sports activities. The nearby Frankfurt airport is also a crucial factor in the positive transformation of the traditional spa resort into an international convention center. The Rhine River is well-known for its wine and champagne production.