Although Frankfurt in Germany is popular for its trade fairs and financial institutions, it offers an exciting shopping experience for people, who are willing to explore the city.
Looking for bargains or high-end items, you can get them all in this city. So it definitely makes sense to include shopping in your itinerary when traveling to Frankfurt.
The city’s most famous and popular shopping destination is the Zeil Fussgängerzone. This is a pedestrian street stretching all the way from Hauptwache until Konstablewache. It is home to major department stores, smaller shops, boutiques, leather shops, shoe shops, fast food outlets, bakeries and much more. After a tiring day of shopping, you can rest your sore legs at the numerous cafés, delicatessens, patisseries and ice cream parlors at Freßgasse, which is the western end of the Zeil.
Indulge yourself in some haute couture shopping, and head straight to Goethestraße. This street runs alongside Freßgasse and is around 400 meters long. It houses all the famous brands, such as Prada, Gucci, Versace, Cartier, Mont Blanc and Tiffany. Even if you get a shock looking at the prices, the street is worth a visit, with its cobblestones and trees running along the path.
Those looking for quality gift and clothing shops will surely enjoy browsing through the shops on Schillerstrasse. The street is famous for its Friday market when locals throng here to pick up fresh vegetables and fruits, and other quirky and unusual items.
Berger Straße is the place to pick up second hand clothes, funky outfits and other items that may be difficult to find in regular shops. It is a long street and full of pleasant surprises.
Frankfurt is definitely a unique city with its own charm and individuality. That is why it is difficult to find malls here. However, you can find something close to a mall in Main Taunus Centrum located in Sulzbach. The area is not easily accessible by public transportation, so it may be a little difficult to get there.
Just like any other city, this city too has its street markets in various places. These markets sell fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, local delicacies and some retail items. The most popular market is held every Saturday morning at Mainufer. Here you can pick up books, bicycles, clothes, second hand items and other knick-knacks.
If you want to shop where the locals do, head to NordWest Zentrum. This is around 5 miles from the city centre and is a semi-open shopping area. While the place does not have any large department stores, you will find many restaurants, a recreation centre, swimming pool and some good restaurants. This is one place that may not be mentioned in the in-flight magazine when people board flights to Frankfurt. However, a visit here can be exciting and thrilling.
Travel tip shared by Aleenamoore