A trip to Wiesbaden is incomplete without taking a stroll through Wilhelmstrasse, which is fondly called by the locals as simply the Rue. Even if you are not a shopaholic, the sheer bright and busy nature of this street will lift up your spirits. A plethora of shops greet you on both sides and for history buffs, the western front has some old buildings reflecting the architecture of the bygone years which is certainly a treat for the eyes.
A historic landmark in its own right, Wochenmarkt in Offenbach is a popular shopping destination that attracts tourists for its wide range of regional products. Host to over seventy stalls, this market is the go-to place to buy eggs, poultry, fish, spices, vegetable oil, honey, fruits, dairy products, meat, confectionery and many more.
This huge white construction marks the beginning of the Zeil, Frankfurt's main shopping thoroughfare. Kaufhof department store offers a wide range of consumer goods including clothing, home entertainment, toys, sportswear, DIY and household items, much of which is in the mid-price bracket. Like other department store chains, Kaufhof works on a 'shop within a shop' basis. This can be seen in the clothing department, which consists of separate sections for names such as Esprit or Street One. The food hall in the basement is run by tenants who offer a mouth-watering range of delicacies. The store has branches throughout the city too.
If you are looking for stylish footwear, you must visit TOD's in Frankfurt. Choose from a wide range of shoes in leather and suede, and tale your pick from different styles and colors. The store is well-known for its hip fashion and cool quotient. The classic moccasin shoes are very popular and sell like hot cakes! Also find handbags, belts, pouches and purses. This is a place where fashion meets functionality!
Main Velo specializes in uncommon bikes and bikes with extraordinary shapes like the unicycle, tricycles, tandems or bikes with very small or large wheels/handlebars. You can have your own bike designed to fit your measurements and tastes. They also build bikes for disabled and offer repairing and renting services. During the biking season, check their website to take part in an organized tour.
With the right equipment, you can have all sorts of fun on the River Main. The in-thing at the moment is 'wake boarding': effectively water skiing on a snowboard. If that sounds like your kind of thing, you can hire a motor boat and take a crash course. The Windsurfing Shop has all this and much more to make sure water babies make the most of their trip. Selling only the most attractive and durable equipment, this shop offers everything from clothes, accessories to travel kits and fun programs for people of all ages.
Located around the River Main and the Zoo, Montimare Bikeshop is swanky sporty store. A wide collection of bikes, this store offers road bikes, mountain bikes, professional bikes and much more. They also offer a huge variety of accessories that mainly comprise of the outdoor and the cyclists needs. The staff is also very helpful when it comes to servicing your bikes for any kind of problem. Check out the website for detailed information.
Besides classical bikes like Mountain bikes or Road bikes, Mainbike specializes in bikes for children, with or without training wheels. This is the only place where you can find the high quality brands like Nicolai und Votec. They also offer a great selection of outfits for riders like sweaters, T-shirts, shoes and helmets. Nothing seems to be missing at Mainbike, not even the repair service.
McTrek Frankfurt a specialist backpackers' shop contains all the equipment you will need for your next adventure, be it free climbing, trekking, cycling, canoeing or snowboarding. A broad selection of 'normal' outdoor equipment is also stocked, including tents, backpacks, thermal mats and sleeping bags as well as boots, waterproof jackets and fleeces. The customer rewards card allows you to collect 'points' which can be offset against future purchases.
If looking for an extra special bicycle, you've found the right place! Radschlag stocks a selection of nostalgic bikes (the sort of thing your Grandmother would have ridden) which are fabulous, but also fairly pricey. The latest racers and mountain bikes are also stocked. Service is good, and the selection is large. Makes sold include Pegasus, Muesing, Fahrrad Manufaktur, Villiger, Kogo and Myata.