Shopping in Frankfurt is not only about splurging on must-have items, but is also a taste and smell sensation with plenty of specialist food stores, cafés and delicatessens lining the Fressgasse, ready to recharge weary shoppers' batteries.

The Zeil in Frankfurt is a large street where all the biggest stores and shopping centres can be found. This is the place to do a spot of clothes shopping, lazily browse through bookstores, or look for end-of-season sales at the mainstream stores.

The Apfelwein district in Sachsenhause is the best place to find traditional German souvenirs: favourites include ceramic German steins, lederhosen, cuckoo clocks, and traditional Christmas decorations.

Head on over to Goethestrasse for top-end designer shops and jewellery stores in Frankfurt. Schweizerstrasse, in Sachsenhausen, is home to exclusive boutiques and independent stores aimed at the trendier, younger market.

Most Frankfurt shops are open from 10am to 10pm, from Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. Most shops are closed on Sunday.

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