Christmas is fast approaching and whether you are looking to buy a gift for someone, or just for a good dose of retail therapy, Frankfurt has a good choice of shopping opportunities. Here are a few of our top places to shop:
Centres and outlets
The MyZeil, is a real highlight of Frankfurt. Conveniently located along The Zeil(Frankfurt’s city centre pedestrian promenade), the MyZeil shopping centre offers eight floors of next level shopping, with a huge retailers and big brand names. One of Germany’s largest shopping complexes, boasting incredible architecture, a glass roof and Europe’s largest unsupported indoor escalator (42metres). My Zeil offers everything from cosmetics, household goods, fashion and toys as well as a two floor fitness studio, and a large food court. (FoodTopia). FoodTopia is a restaurant area with a view of the city and skyline.
Next to the Frankfurt Messe, the Skyline Plaza stands out with it’s impressive architecture. Offering a huge variety of shopping opportunities with over 170 stores and services as well as a multi-story carpark. This shopping centre has everything you need and more, with supermarkets, cosmetic stores, toy shops, fashion, bakeries and a huge food court, with plenty of eateries to choose from. The food court offers a wide range of cuisines, from Asian, German to American, and if you are looking for a bit of after-shopping relaxation, there is a Meridian Spa too. The highlight of this shopping experience is the Skyline Garden. A large open rooftop garden, offering a view of Frankfurt’s skyline, with an open plan restaurant, two terraces, children’s playground and natural walking paths.
Wertheim Village is located less than an hour away from Frankfurt and offers the ultimate shopping experience, by housing all of your favourite designers in one place. The chic outlet village has more than 110 outlets, offering cosmetics, mens and womens clothing, sportswear and more. With up to 60% percent discount of top designers and brands, this makes for a great shopping experience.
Just west of Frankfurt, but easily reachable by public transport is Main Taunus Zentrum. A huge centre, with over 170 stores, from Apple to Hollister and Liebeskind to Rituals and Zara. Free parking and lots of parking spots available. Provides a wide range of shops and food options from around the world.. Be aware that not all of the walkways are fully covered, so bring an umbrella on rainy days.
A little bit of luxury.
For high-end shopping, Goethestraße is the go-to place. Home to the top designer brands and luxury labels from around the world. From Gucci, Armani and Louis Vuitton. Great for those looking for a little bit of luxury.
Situated parallel to Goethestraße, is another one of Frankfurt’s high fashion hotspots. The catwalk of the city centre, offers an exclusive experience with a line up of designer fashion with lounge furniture in front of the stores. Another luxurious, must-see shopping location, for those interested in high-fashion.
Frankfurt’s longest shopping street, is a great place to shop, and hang out, particularly in the warmer months. Located in a vibrant part of town, it offers a unique atmosphere, with independent shops, boutiques, organic stores and coffee stops on every corner. Ideal for those looking for something a little more unique or vintage. Here you can also find a farmers market, every Wednesday and Saturday to buy local produce.
This street is known for its traditional German apple wine pubs, which are well worth a visit. But in addition to this, Schweizer Straße offers a great shopping experience, with fine tea shops, wine shops, fashion boutiques and high-end retail stores. This is a great place to spend the day, shopping, eating and finishing off the day with a nice glass of apple wine.
This area of Sachsenhausen, is home to various showrooms of local fashion designers, and is the second-hand shop capital of Frankfurt. With a wide range of things available from clothes, accessories, crafts and vintage records, you have a lot of unique shopping opportunities here. The perfect place for discovering young, and developing designers. A must visit for fashion and vintage lovers.
Words Contributed by Kira Crabtree