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Frankfurt shopping is one of the best places in Germany for purchasing. Designer goods and traditional souvenirs are on offer everywhere — from the “Golden Mile” of the Zeil to the duty-free shop at the Frankfurt International Airport.
So don’t be disappointed when you get back home blank. ;-)
Frankfurt Shopping Tip
Frankfurt shops stay open a little later than most of their German counterparts. Some stay open past 8:00 p.m., but most are still closed on Sundays.
The Zeil is not only popular with the locals, but is one of the most visited shopping spots in all of Europe. This pedestrianized zone is known as Germany’s Fifth Avenue. Most of the big chains and designer stores can be found along this one-mile stretch, including Galeria Kaufhof and C&A.
One unique feature of this shopper’s paradise is that lockers are available throughout the street. You can buy as much as you’d like without the hassles of carrying it from store to store. There’s even something for those who are less than enthused by the prospect of a shopping afternoon. The roof of the Zeilgalerie offers spectacular views of the mountains and skyscrapers.
Those in search of the designer fashions and haute couture of New York, Paris or Milan will be right at home in the Goethestraße. Armani, Versace, Cartier and Tiffany are staples of this street.
Schillerstraße and Steinweg
If you don’t have the euros to spend on a new piece at Tiffany’s, take a quick turn off of Goethestraße and onto Schillerstraße or Steinweg. A weekly bazaar takes place here, offering the casual tourist a bit more bang for their buck… or euro.
Affectionately known as the “Pig-Out Alley,” you’ll find Fressgass on Große Bockenheimer Straße. It’s chock full of gourmet food shops and an essential stop after a long day of Frankfurt shopping.
Usually airport shopping is reserved for last-minute or forgotten souvenirs. But as the Frankfurt Airport is one of the most important in Europe and the largest of all airports in Germany, there’s much shopping to be done here. With over 65,000 square feet, Frankfurt airport shops accept most currencies and are open 365 days a year.