Fressgass (Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse), Frankfurt

Fressgass (Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse), Frankfurt

Fressgass (literally, "Grazing Street") is an upmarket shopping street in the heart of Frankfurt, shared between the district of Innenstadt and the central business area, known as Bankenviertel. It is commonly regarded as Frankfurt's culinary main street. Fressgass has a broad pedestrian zone, located between Opernplatz (Opera Square – home to the Alte Oper) and Börsenstrasse (Stock Exchange Street) housing the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The street is also the direct continuation (in the western direction) of the Zeil and runs parallel to Goethestrasse, one of Germany's busiest luxury shopping lanes.

Fressgass was originally an unofficial name, adopted around 1900 by the locals for the streets Kalbächer Gasse and Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse because of their many high-end food shops, bakeries, and butcheries, making it the most famous food shopping destination serving the bourgeoisie of the Westend. Today, Fressgass is famous as the area where bankers from the Bankenviertel meet for lunch. In 1977, the word Fressgass became an official name for the streets Kalbächer Gasse and Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse. Since 1977, the Rheingau Wine Festival takes place here annually during late summer, showcasing wineries from Rheingau and Rheinhessen.

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Sight Name: Fressgass (Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse)
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany (See walking tours in Frankfurt)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Shopping Streets

Shopping Streets

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Jewish History Walking Tour

Jewish History Walking Tour

The history of Jews in Frankfurt dates back almost 900 years, which is more than in any other German city. Attesting to this fact alone is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, the Old Jewish Cemetery of Frankfurt, first recorded in the 12th century.

At some point, the city was even referred to as "Jerusalem of the West", highlighting its importance as a center of Jewish life...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
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The German city of Frankfurt, also known as Frankfurt am Main, has a long and complex history, spanning more than a thousand years. The Romans established a military camp called "Nida" in the area that is now Frankfurt, on the northern bank of the River Main, in the 1st century AD.

The town itself was founded by the Franks, a Germanic tribe, in the 9th century. Its name comes from...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles

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