Frankfurt at its best: The Berger Strasse
It is amazing how Frankfurt’s longest shopping street, the Berger Strasse, is still somewhat of a best-kept secret for visitors to the city. Amongst locals, this vibrant part of town has been a favourite place for shopping, eating and hanging out for a long time.
Four years ago, the New York Times described the Berger Strasse as “the spine of the neighborhood” and highlighted the attractiveness of the street due to its unique atmosphere.
For anyone wanting to experience more than the Frankfurt skyline or visit shops other than the generic chain stores you can find on any highstreet, a visit to Berger Strasse is an absolute must.
Here you can still find plenty of owner-run shops with high-quality products and excellent service; you can buy local produce on the twice-weekly market, taste regional and international food and relax in the beautiful Chinese gardens of Bethmann Park or the large family-friendly Günthersburg Park. The upper end of Berger Strasse with its half-timbered houses offers several typical Apfelwein (apple wine) restaurants, which are great for business or leisurely dinners.
Getting here is easy enough too: the Berger Strasse is served by the U-Bahn (U4) which departs both from the Hauptbahnhof and the city center (Konstablerwache) every few minutes.