Frankfurt

Frankfurt, and the rest of Germany, no longer has the restrictive laws that once kept stores closed evenings and Saturday afternoons, the very times working people might want to shop. Stores now can stay open until 10 pm, but pretty much everything is still closed on Sunday except for restaurants and bakeries.The tree-shaded ped
Frankfurt, and the rest of Germany, no longer has the restrictive laws that once kept stores closed evenings and Saturday afternoons, the very times working people might want to shop. Stores now can stay open until 10 pm, but pretty much everything is still closed on Su
Frankfurt, and the rest of Germany, no longer has the restrictive laws that once kept stores closed evenings and Saturda

Frankfurt, and the rest of Germany, no longer has the restrictive laws that once kept stores closed evenings and Saturday afternoons, the very times working people might want to shop. Stores now can stay open until 10 pm, but pretty much everything is still closed on Sunday except for restaurants and bakeries.

The tree-shaded pedestrian zone of the Zeil is said to be one of the richest shopping strips in Germany. The section between Hauptwache and Konstablerwache is famous for its incredible variety of department and specialty stores. But there's much more to downtown shopping. The subway station below the Hauptwache also doubles as a vast underground mall. West of the Hauptwache are two parallel streets highly regarded by shoppers. One is the luxurious Goethestrasse, lined with trendy boutiques, art galleries, jewelry stores, and antiques shops. The other is Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse, better known as the Fressgass ("Pig-Out Alley"), an extension of the Zeil that's lined with cafés, restaurants, and pricey food shops.

One gift that's typical of the city is the Apfelwein. You can get a bottle of it at any grocery store, but more enduring souvenirs would be the Bembel pottery pitchers and ribbed glasses that are an equal part of the Apfelwein tradition. Then there is the sausage. You can get the "original hot dog" in cans or vacuum-packed at any grocery store.

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    Westend | Food/Candy

    The pastry shop at Café Laumer has local delicacies such as Bethmännchen und Brenten (marzipan cookies) and Frankfurter Kranz (a kind of...Read More

  • 2. Café Mozart

    City Center | Food/Candy

    Reminiscent of a traditional coffeehouse, this café offers all types of sweets and pastries, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily...Read More

  • 3. Flohmarkt

    Sachsenhausen | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Sachsenhausen's weekend flea market is on Saturday from 9 to 2 on the riverbank between Dürerstrasse and the Eiserner Steg. Purveyors of the...Read More

  • 4. Galeria Kaufhof

    City Center | Department Stores

    One of Germany's biggest and most popular department stores, the Galeria Kaufhof carries clothing, jewelry, sports equipment, cosmetics, toys...Read More

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    City Center | Department Stores

    One of Germany's biggest department store chains, Karstadt is known for both its upscale brand-name designer offerings, including popular German...Read More

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    City Center | Food/Candy

    The large and airy Kleinmarkthalle is a treasure trove of stands selling spices, herbs, teas, exotic fruits, cut flowers, meats, live fish flown...Read More

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    City Center | Shopping Centers/Malls

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    City Center | Clothing

    At this huge branch of the clothing chain, men and women can find what they need for the office, gym, and nightclub. Prices range from easily...Read More

  • 9. Pfüller Modehaus

    City Center | Clothing

    Find upscale designer day wear, evening wear, jeans, handbags, and other accessories for women, ranging from classic to trendy. While there...Read More

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    The Schillerpassage shopping area is lined with men's and women's fashion boutiques. ...Read More

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    Messe | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Opened in 2015 in the Messe section of the city, this multilevel shopping mall contains more than 170 shops, including clothing, shoes, jewelry...Read More

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    City Center | Wine/Spirits

    Weinhandlung Dr. Teufel is well known for its wide selection of regional wines, many priced under €10, plus rare vintages costing three figures...Read More

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