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Frankfurt - an international hub with attractive sights, and affordable shopping
Frankfurt, one of Germany’s largest cities, is a vibrant city and an international hub, rich with culture and touristic sights. Frankfurt is definitely a good location to make a small vacation or shopping expedition; with tourist attractions for adults and children, varieties of restaurants and cafes to suit every craving, and affordable shops, from local and all major international labels in strategic parts of the city for die-hard shoppers.
Shopping in Frankfurt is convenient, relaxing, and fun
Trains and buses offer easy accessibility within the city and from the airport, to all shopping areas. Restaurants and cafes, are readily available whenever a rest and refill is needed. Tourist attractions, nature parks, and cool river side spots are well spread around the city and shopping areas, affording the shopper a wealthy overall shopping experience.
The shops range from local shopping chains to popular international names, including designer shops. Frankfurt is a good place to find electronics, interior designs, home appliances, clothing, shoes, jewelries and accessories. Frankfurt is also a hot location for cars, car parts, and machines.
Do not worry about the language! Most shop attendants communicate well in English, and will assist you with your shopping. In most of the shops, you can pay with your Naira debit Mastercard. So, no need lugging cash around.
The best part is that you can always get your taxes refunded to you upon exit of the EU area. Just remember to pick up a tax refund form upon purchase of your items. You can then reclaim your money at customs at the departure airport
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Zeil: is the most popular shopping street in Frankfurt, located at the city center, with several shopping malls, including Zeil Gallery and My Zeil. The funnel-like, glass architecture of My Zeil is an impressive sight to hehold. The impossibly long spiral escalator inside the mall lends to the attraction. Travelling up the escalator, as though climbing up into the sky, one is greeted by a number of shops and chic restaurants. On the fifth floor, there is the VIZZ kid’s Club, where the kids can have fun, while parents cool off or utilize the fitness center on the same floor, which also has a swimming pool. An especially nice treat is sitting up on the terrace, at the roof of the building, surveying the city of Frankfurt, while sipping a cocktail!
The pedestrian Stretch of Zeil is often teaming with people from diverse nationalities and walks of life. Talented individuals can often be found in different corners entertaining with music, dance, and art. Notable local bands are also found entertaining from time to time. At different times of the year, different nationalities have a cultural week, where they showcase indigenous music, talents, and food.
While taking in the sights and sounds, you can get good deals from shops like Zara, H&M, C&A, New Look, Douglas, Primark, Saturn, Eckele, Peek & Cloppenburg, Tommy Hilfiger, Max Mara, and many others.
Getting here: 15 minute train ride to the city center from Frankfurt Airport.
Goethestrasse: This is your one-stop shop for all things designer. As the most luxurious shopping district in Frankfurt, Goethestrasse is home to a large number of exclusive designer shops, such as Georgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany & Co etc.
Between shopping, you may make a stop at Nespresso, an upscale coffee shop, for a relaxing coffee and cake treat.
The street has a quiet ambience that is quite relaxing. If you are a fan of the fast wheels, then you will be in seventh heaven here, as this street is notorious for the number of luxurious cars that may be spotted here. Ferraris, bentleys, lamborghinis are just a few cars that may be commonly seen here.
Wertheim Village: Chic Outlet Shopping: Wertheim village is a luxury outlet shopping village, and holds attraction for shoppers who wish to buy quality brand items at very reduced prices, from 30% - 60% off all year round.
This pictureresque village is also a popular tourist attraction, so shoppers can combine shopping with sightseeing.
Hanauer Landstrasse: Located in the former industrial area of Frankfurt, Hanauer Landstrasse has many outlet stores with designer clothes and sports goods at very reduced prices. Hanauer Landstrasse is a favourite spot to get rare designer furniture or antiques from the far East.
Many a good car deal can be made in the popular “Meile der guten Geschäfte”, translated “Mile of good deals”. This is where many car dealers can be found, with a display of a wide range of car makes.
A popular night life tops off the attraction here. At night, Hanauer Landstrasse is alive with clubs and bars for the avid party-goer.
NordWestZentrum: This is home to about 150 shops, including the popular Primark, where shoppers can find fashion and lifestyle items at very low prices.
Hessen Center: This is an enormous shopping center, housing varieties of shops in the fashion and lifestyle category, flower shops, and interior design stores. HessenCenter is a popular location to get interior design items at modest rates.
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