The most popular shopping area is the Fussgängerzone (pedestrian
street) of the Zeil. Besides department stores and a wide variety
of retail chains, one can find Frankfurt's most modern and
exclusive shopping centre here, MyZeil. On its western end, where
Zeil leads into "Fressgass'", or Große Bockenheimer Straße, the
street is filled with cafés, patisseries, ice cream parlours and
Running parallel to Freßgass' is Goethestraße, the home to shops
of haute couture. It is here you will find designers such as
Versace, Gucci, and Prada.
Schillerstrasse is perfect for quality clothing and gift shops.
There is also a market every Friday.
Berger Straße in Bornheim and Schweizer Straße in Sachsenhausen
are perfect for those looking for more alternative boutiques or
Street markets in Frankfurt can be found anywhere and
everywhere. They are mainly filled with fresh foods and flowers.
Every second Saturday morning, the Mainufer turns into a large flea
market with a huge selection of used items; clothes, books,
bicycles, and various other items.
Main-Taunus Centrum, Nordwestzentrum, Hessencenter - all of
these are shopping centres in or near Frankfurt.
An Italian restaurant located just across the Alte Oper which
boasts a wonderful ambience with world-class service. Signature
dishes include the Tuna Carpaccio, White Truffle Fettuccine and
Erno's Bistro, offers French cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.
The venison fillet and fresh seafood come highly recommended.
The restaurant also offers 600 varieties of wine to choose
Bombay Palace is situated in the historic Alt-Sachsenhausen.
This exotic Indian- and Pakistani-inspired restaurant
serves vegetarian dishes, wide-ranging buffets, and several
rice curries. Bombay Palace also has a wide selection of beers and
an extensive menu of local and international wines. All of these
are served at reasonable prices in a beautiful building.
Apfelwein Wagner is one of the oldest and most famous
restaurants in Frankfurt. This affordable German restaurant serves
sumptuous food such as the German dishes wurst and schnitzel,
slow-cooked steak with horseradish sauce, grilled schweinshaxe,
Frankfurt Green Sauce and also offers endless serving of apple
wines. The highlight of this restaurant is the undercover courtyard
and garden area.
Frankfurt is renowned as being a city of business and finance;
however there are numerous cultural attractions that the city can
The Imperial Cathedral,
known as the Kaiserdom, is a very interesting historical
attraction. Within the Cathedral is where the leaders of the
Holy Roman Empire were chosen.
Thirteen museums can be found on the banks of the
River Main, and another twenty more can be found throughout the
city. One of which is the Goethe
Haus which presents the life and work of Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe. It first opened in 1863 and this makes it one
of the oldest established museums in Frankfurt. It contains an
impressive collection of paintings, manuscripts and graphic
drawings and the original furniture of Goethe's times.
The Palmengarten is
possibly the most beautiful attraction in Frankfurt. It was
established in 1868 by the citizens of Frankfurt. The fifty acres
of gardens are filled with flowers and plants and during the summer
concerts and festivals are held here.
The Frankfurt Opera is a
leading opera company in Germany and is one of the most important
opera houses in Europe. It was elected "Opera house of the year" by
German magazine Opernwelt in
1995 and 2003, and 'Best Opera in Germany' in 2010.
Visit Museum Embankment on
the banks of the River Main where there are a total of 26 museums
of all different themes. Every year these exhibits are celebrated
at the 'Museum Embankment Festival'.
View the city from the Main
Tower - opened in 2000, it is the headquarters of the State
Bank of Hesse and Thuringia. The public can enjoy the view from the
observation platform 100 metres about the streets of Frankfurt.
The English Theatre is the largest English-language theatre in