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Five shops for gifts near Frankfurt Christmas market

Frankfurt’s Christmas market is one of the oldest in Germany and its stalls offering arts, crafts, food and drink cover the city’s Römerberg square, Paulsplatz and Mainkai. As the markets are so near to the Berliner Strasse shopping area there is also the opportunity to do some extra Christmas shopping, so here’s our pick of five top stores

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Sally Ashley-Cound,

Apollo Duty Free
For souvenir gifts and mementos that range from cuckoo clocks to beer steins, head to Apollo Duty Free on the edge of Paulsplatz. Apollo Duty Free also stocks Victorinox Swiss Army knives, watches by Tissot, Montblanc and Longines, and electrical appliances by Philips, Braun and Scala.

Apollo Duty Free, Berliner Strasse 44, 60311 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 2999 2685

Zwilling J A Henckels
For the budding chef there are few better places to find a gift than Zwilling J A Henckels on Neue Kräme, off Paulsplatz. This knifemaker, launched nearly 300 years ago, is known the world over for its precision blades and premium cookware. Choose a set of knives from the Twin Pollux series, designed specifically for the ambitious amateur chef.

Zwilling J A Henckels, Neue Kräme 21, 60311 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 282423

Further up Neue Kräme is Swatch, world famous for its fun, bright and individual style. A timepiece from the Swiss watchmaker is an ideal present for anyone who wants to express their personality through what they wear.

Swatch, Neue Kräme 25-27, 60311 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 2102 9692

Bijou Brigitte
Stocking jewellery and fashion accessories for everyone, Bijou Brigitte is the place to find on-trend earrings, bracelets, brooches or hair accessories to go with any outfit. Stand-out collections include sterling silver pieces and the Kette collection with its colourful stones.

Bijou Brigitte, Zeil 106, 60313 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 1338 4394

Foto Rahn
If you’re searching for a present for the camera enthusiast in your family look no further than Foto Rahn, which specialises in the world-famous Leica brand. The store stocks classic film cameras as well as compact digital models. For those who like to appreciate photography, Foto Rahn also stocks a wide variety of books on the theme.

Foto Rahn, Salzhaus 2, 60311 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 920 7070



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