Offenbach also offers two museums of international significance: the German Leather Museum and the Klingspor Museum for typography and calligraphy. The life of the town's students pulsates around the HfG Offenbach, an art and design institution which has enjoyed the rank of university since 1970. Many new companies in the graphics, design and media sectors have sprung up in the university environment, and the town's art and gallery scene has also benefitted from the creativity of the student body. Offenbach is characterised by its many parks and its location directly on the Main river - making it an attractive place to live with plenty of leisure options. The best time to get to know Offenbach and its people is on market day, when producers and traders from the local region sell their fresh produce on Wilhelmsplatz, in the heart of the town, and shopping and a relaxed stroll through the town go hand in hand. Some Offenbach locals even swear that Wilhelmsplatz' pavement cafés and restaurants give the area a certain Mediterranean flair.