Whatever customers are looking for, they will most likely find it on Frankfurt’s most popular shopping mile, the ‘Zeil’. This is not only where the most well-known department store chains are to be found, but also where a host of specialised shops offer an extensive range of goods. No wonder then that the ‘Zeil’ is one of the streets with the highest turnover in Europe.
Right at the ‘Hauptwache’, there are the shopping centres, ‘Zeilgalerie’ and ‘Frankfurt Hoch 4’. A special attraction is the viewing platform on the roof of the Zeilgalerie. From here, visitors have an impressive view over the skyscrapers and the entire city to the Taunus mountains.
After or during the shopping tour, visitors can take a break in one of the cafes, snack bars or restaurants. In fine weather, they can also sit outside because the Zeil is also a leafy pedestrian zone. And so that visitors do not have to carry heavy shopping bags all the time, a special service is offered: plenty of lockers are available for use on the B-level of Frankfurt Hauptwache.
On Thursday and Saturday, the growers’ market on the Konstablerwache right on the Zeil is worth a visit after a shopping spree. This is where growers offer their own products, from fresh vegetables and tasty cheese, to fine bottles of wine. And typical regional specialities too, such as the Grüne Soße, a traditional sauce usually made from hard-boiled eggs and seven types of herbs.