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Visitors at the Frankfurt Book Fair
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Frankfurt has something for everyone, from the exclusive boutiques of Goethestrasse to the popular department stores on the Zeil and the upmarket shops on Schillerstrasse selling porcelain and household goods. Each individual district of Frankfurt has its own shopping streets, which may be a little bit more quiet than the ones in the main city center, but are no less interesting.  Many of the neighborhoods are famous for their junk shops selling odd items and curiosities. There is a flea market on the banks of the river Main every Saturday morning with all sorts of odds and ends, antiques and clothing.

The central shopping area at the heart of Frankfurt city center is the Zeil, with the Zeilgalerie Mall and various department stores. From upmarket designer stores to simple products, the range of clothing is extensive. The Zeil is Germany's busiest shopping street—not just on the weekend.

Goethestrasse is where you go if you are interested in the top international designers shops. Exclusive stores offer the finest of goods. Just off Goethestrasse you’ll find the Fressgass, the stretch of Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse between Opernplatz and Börsenstrasse, which is also known as "gourmet paradise".

If you like second-hand stores, little unique boutiques and cafes rather than expensive designer brands, head to Bornheim, Bockenheim or Sachsenhausen. Berger Strasse, Leipziger Strasse and Schweizer Strasse have a huge variety of stores. Plus, you can enjoy a stroll and a bit of shopping in a multicultural environment.

The Frankfurt Book Fair runs for five days and showcases books, comics, magazines, newspapers, maps, calendars and art. Every October more than 7,200 individual exhibitors from more than 100 countries gather together to present their products to approximately 280,000 visitors.