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Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt Shopping

The city of Frankfurt is a known tourist hot spot and excellent shopping is just one of the main attractions. You can enjoy superb Frankfurt shopping along pedestrian-only streets, large shopping malls and outdoor markets.

Shopping Avenues
One of the most recognized shopping avenues is Fussgangerzone. This pedestrian street is home to fashion boutiques and two large department stores at each end. These department stores are icons of Frankfurt shopping. Kaufhof is the largest and is famous for its huge subway station level. It’s home to a grocery store with the best gourmet section. The second one is Karstadt. It’s just as large and boasts a great chocolate lover’s section.

For other famous shopping streets visit Goethestrabe. It’s the best in haute couture Frankfurt shopping. You’ll find names like Gucci and Prada. Its other major thoroughfare is a cobblestone street lined with trees and renowned names like Cartier and Mont Blanc.

Nearby you’ll find the popular Schillerstrasse. You won’t find designer names here. But instead you’ll still find quality clothing at affordable prices. It’s also an ideal place to find those special Frankfurt gifts. Among the most sought is the blue stoneware called Bembel.

Markets
Frankfurt shopping offers markets almost any day of the week. These usually sell produce and flowers as well as traditional souvenirs.
Most of these become gigantic flea markets over the weekends. Then you can find clothing, books, bikes and gifts at bargain prices.

One of these markets opens Fridays near the Schillerstrasse Street. It’s well known for stalls filled with music DVDs.

Shopping Centers
Europeans are addicted to strolling through malls. And in Frankfurt you’ll find large size centers offering great Frankfurt shopping.

Nordwest Zentrum is a semi-enclosed center with plenty of shops. It’s also home to a great recreation center. Locals and visitors frequent its Olympic size swimming pool.

Peek & Cloppenburg is a large American style shopping center. You’ll find everything you want from designer labels to cute boutiques. There’s something for every budget so you won’t break the bank. It’s a great venue for Frankfurt shopping.

Zeilgalerie is a fun place if you just want to go window-shopping. It’s interior is shaped like a spiral and houses great clothing and music shops.

Tip: Malls open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; everything is closed on Sundays except for souvenir shops outside the shopping centers.

Specialty Shops
For unique souvenirs, Dippermarkt is a must. It’s reputation rests on the large selection of blue stoneware it offers. You’ll find great buys in pitchers and glasses. Don’t leave without a bottle of the famed Apple Cider wine. It comes in dry or sweet forms.

Hanne Kley is a place for children and collectors. You’ll find hand made wooden toys, train sets and dollhouses. You’ll find unique creations for Frankfurt shopping.

Another great place for Frankfurt shopping is Hugendubel. This bookstore offers literary gems in German and English. Purchase a book that tells you all about this great city’s history. You’ll enjoy it
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