Zeil is the heart of Frankfurt’s shopping scene. The pedestrianised street offers a mix of boutiques and high-street chains, so is ideal for those with varying budgets. It is the home of top department store Galeria Kaufhof, as well as the MyZeil shopping centre. Head here for all yours fashion needs, from womenswear to accessories and jewellery, as well as electronics.
Goethestrasse is Frankfurt’s most luxurious street and often referred to as Luxusgasse (luxury lane) by locals. The street reads like a who’s who of top international designer boutiques with brands such as Miu Miu, Tiffany, Cartier and Gucci all having stores here. The premier luxury shopping destination is Germany’s third busiest luxury shopping street, providing visitors with 290 metres of temptation from international fashion houses, top jewellers and German family-run businesses. Visitors who just wish to window shop will be equally impressed, and the street’s proximity to Opernplatz provides a useful place for relaxing after an afternoon shopping.
Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse
With its plethora of cafés, snack bars and restaurants, it is no surprise that Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse is also know as Fressgass – literally, the grazing street. A haven for gourmets the street is lined with some of the best culinary hotspots in Frankfurt: ideal for grabbing a spot of lunch or relaxing with an ice cream along the way. Take advantage of the outdoor seating in the summer, while the delicatessens and the patisseries are a source of wonderful edible souvenirs.
Those looking for markets in Frankfurt should make a bee-line for Schillerstrasse. The popular shopping street hosts a street market every Friday, where stalls sell everything from fruit and vegetables to handicrafts. Come here for lunch or get something hot to take away and enjoy on the move around the area. The street is also home to several quality clothes and souvenir shops, perfect for picking up a gift or two.
Those looking for the quirkier side of Frankfurt’s shopping scene should head to Berger Strasse. The street is home to local boutiques and second-hand outlets that attract Frankfurt’s younger crowd, who are eager to take advantage of the unique buys. The long road is also lined with cafés and restaurants that offer the perfect retreat. The relaxed area is just as enjoyable in the evening, with plenty of vibrant bars for those who want to carry on exploring.