Schillerstrasse, Frankfurt

Schillerstrasse, Frankfurt

Home to nearly 40 shops and several dining facilities, Schillerstrasse is, nonetheless, one of the shortest shopping streets in Frankfurt. Its main attraction is the weekly market, called Schillermarkt, held each Friday, from 9 am to 6:30 pm.

The market sits in the pedestrian lane near the Börse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange), and is not too big – some 40 or so stalls and booths only to nose around. There is a wealth of fresh produce to be found, though, as farmers from all over the north of Germany bring their meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables, and even handicrafts here, thus offering a unique and often tastier alternative to the commonplace fare available at supermarkets. Naturally, such an alternative comes at a price.

The market is particularly popular with those whose offices are close to Schillerstrasse; there is no shortage of bankers and other well-dressed folk mingling here during the lunch break or after work seeking to grab some delicious street food – a glass of wine, maybe, with a hearty farmer's sausage or some other drinks or snacks.

The overall relaxed vibe of the market, combined with a mix of colorful characters and the nice buildings of the quaint district, makes it a nice place for a walk and to see the way locals live. The adjacent Börsenplatz, with its bear and bull statues, also provides a great selfie opportunity and is definitely well worth checking out.

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Sight Name: Schillerstrasse
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany (See walking tours in Frankfurt)
Sight Type: Shopping
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