Collected by Elizabeth Leahy
While Germany’s castle hotels let you travel back in time for a night, the country’s many design hotels let you step into the future. Some of the world’s leading architects and designers have created hotels that are often not only places to spend...
Walther-von-Cronberg-Platz 2-4, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Order a scoop of velvety organic ice cream or healthy frozen yogurt, add a handful of your favorite mix-in ingredients, and watch as the server blends and slides your dessert across the -15C slab of stone. The result? Dream Cream. The Cooking Ape,...
Berger Str., Frankfurt am Main, Germany
A great place to take in the authentic Frankfurt lifestyle, Berger Street runs through the intimate and down-to-earth neighborhood of Bornheim, and is filled with funky boutiques and second-hand stores that are perfect for those hard-to-find...
An der Kleinmarkthalle 11, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Explore a treasure trove of well-preserved designer pieces at this high end second-hand store. Aschenputtel, which translates to Cinderella, is filled with luxurious vintage fashion and accessories for both men and women. As opposed to other...
Biebergasse 7, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Originally a coffee concept store created in Hamburg, Beanie Bee Coffee Deluxe is a crisply modern place to come relax, whether you are looking to unwind or reload. Conveniently located near the Zeil, this coffee shop is a great place to refuel...
Mainkai 15, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Grab breakfast at this riverside café and catch up on local and international news with their endless supply of newspapers and magazines. This small café is often overlooked, but serves great coffee, tea, and small meals including salads, egg...
Friedberger Landstraße, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Head north to the green oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle, with tall trees, colorful flower beds, and a giant outdoor chess game. Von Bethmann Park is the perfect place to have a picnic, go for a run, or ride a bike in Frankfurt.
Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt, Germany
Go south of the river to the historic neighborhood of Sachsenhausen, filled with quaint bars and local apple wine taverns that is a pleasant escape from the modern architecture and skyscrapers of downtown Frankfurt. This area is very social and...
Neue Mainzer Str. 52-58, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
This 56 story, 200 meter skyscraper is the only one in Frankfurt that’s open to the public. The Main Tower, named after the river, has two observation decks, as well as a full service bar and restaurant. For seven euros, you can take the elevator...
Europa-Allee 6, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Opened in 2014, the Skyline Plaza Frankfurt is the city's biggest mall, with four buildings and about 170 stores selling everything from clothing to housewares. This shopping haven also houses Frankfurt's biggest food court, where you'll find...
Zeil 79, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Shopping at an Eckerle—there are about a dozen in Germany—is a total fashion experience. The company goes back more than 60 years and has focused exclusively on menswear since 1987. These stores carry premium brands such as Hugo Boss, Armani, and...
MyZeil, Zeil 106, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
This futuristic shopping center twists and turns you on metal paths, guiding you fluidly through the best shopping in Frankfurt. With eight floors of beautifully light-flooded architecture and one of the longest escalators in Europe, this massive...
60487 Frankfurt, Germany
My favorite area in Frankfurt is Bockenheim, northwest of the town center … of course, I’m completely biased as this was my old neighborhood. Home to Frankfurt's Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Bockenheim is vibrant and lively. The cafés,...
Römerberg 26, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Römerberg is a nice place to walk. On a stroll here you'll venture into quaint shops and restaurants. There are plenty of options for great German beer in this area. Plus, it's close to the Main River where after you enjoy your food and beer. Make...
Braubachstraße 14, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bitter & Zart, near the Frankfurt cathedral, is worth a meander off the Römerplatz, either to shop for chocolate treasures or to linger over a cake and coffee. In the shop, milk, white, and dark chocolates are individually wrapped for the season...
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