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.
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. You can find more information about
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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.