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Shopping Tour of Frankfurt

From Zeil's swish malls to centuries-old shops on Neue Krame, a shop-til-you-drop walking tour of Frankfurt
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  From the crowded Zeil pedestrian shopping district, where a world-renowned Christmas market is held in December, to the quirkier - and... more »

Tips:  Green and friendly Frankfurt is ideal for walking, but make sure you wear sturdy boots that cope with cobbled streets.

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Points of Interest

1. Fressgass

Frankfurt abounds with shopping opportunities, but what better place to start your retail tour than Fressgass? The real name of this charming area - the city's third largest pedestrianised street - is Grosse Bockenheimer. But locals nicknamed it Fressgass (literally "pig yourself' street) because of the incredible choice of gastronomic... More

2. Schillerstraße

One of Frankfurt' shortest shopping streets, Schiller Straße makes up for its reduced length with a maximum of shopping opportunities, especially on Friday when it is home to a colourful weekly market.

Less frenetic than neighbouring Fressgass, this tiny street is lined with exclusive boutiques. Seek out Prada, Gucci and Chanel and Bonne... More

From Schillerstrasse follow Liebfrauenstrasse to shoppers paradise Zeil.

Dotted with department stores and clothing shops, Liebfrauenstrasse is a narrow, pedestrianised street linking Zeil with the Liebfrauenkirche.

As you wander along this narrow street framed by its high buildings, look out for some of the bigger brand name clothing stores,... More

One of the city's oldest shopping streets, Neue Kräme, stretches to Römerberg, the most beautiful square in Frankfurt's Alstadt old town.

Traditionally a street where homeware was sold during the Middle Ages, these days Neue Krame is a delightful hotchpotch of antique shops, stores selling accessories for skaters (roller or ice),... More

5. Zeil, Konstablerwache Plaza

This is Frankfurt’s most popular shopping mile. It is right by the Hauptwache - the city's most famous square whose name comes from the baroque building that was once headquarters for the city's militia. The Zeil is a shaded pedestrian zone that's home to most of Germany's most important chain stores and some spectacular shopping malls.

Ones not... More