Travelling to Frankfurt for the Ambiente trade show? Don’t miss these hotspots says WGSN German Market Editor Silke Lambers.
Frankfurt is a city that’s packed with awesome activities and super cool trade shows, the key one being the Ambiente trade show.
Booked your ticket? Then here are 8 restaurants and interior stores you don’t want to miss while you’re there.
Vogelsbergstrasse 38 60316 / 49 (0)69 40564842
Located in an old apartment in an ordinary building, this store truly feels like a second home. While it is fully furnished and decorated with novel interior ideas, the store showcases furniture, lamps, art and even fashion in a way that resembles someone’s home. Brands at 2nd Home include Farrow&Ball, Raumgestalt, Suzusan, Susanne Kaufmann, Faliero Sarti, Steffen Eberhardt, Jane König, Ibride, Organic Avenue, Tine K, Muuto or Normann Copenhagen.
Hanauer Landstrasse 297, 60314 Frankfurt am Main / 49 (0)69 9043930
Kontrast is a family-run department store that offers international products in styles suitable for all tastes. Located in a historical building, Kontrast is more than an exhibition of furniture; it showcases a variety of international collections as well as one-of-a-kind pieces and their own designs.
Lindleystrasse 5 60314 / 49 (0)69 4305 8740
Architect Sabine Mühlbauer and artist Thomas Tritsch present their timeless furniture at Morgen Interiors, a spacious 2000 sqm, converted storage hall directly at Frankfurt’s East Harbour. The entire collection is inspired by mid-century Scandinavian design and manufactured at the in-house workshop.
Liebfrauenberg 37 60313 / 49 (0)69 9288 2980
Contemporary and timeless ideas converge at Selected. With a mix of furniture and lightening by Tom Dixon, Established & Sons, Flos, Piet Hein Eek and many more, this concept store showcases unusual pieces in a fresh new way in the middle of Frankfurt’s gallery quarter.
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Rotfeder-Ring 16 60327/ 49 (0)69 2562 87700
Located at the West Harbour, the landmark building of Druckwasserwerk resembles an enchanted castle with a hint of industrial chic. Its neo-romantic look and modern furniture create a charming atmosphere. The menu features modern, international dishes accompanied by a wide selection of local and international wines.
Pariser Strasse 11 / 49 (0)69 7584 7722
Don’t miss the geometrical, wooden building in the European quarter that hosts Laube Liebe Hoffnung. Inside, enjoy a beautiful view of the skyline as well as a charming atmosphere with great food. The interior was designed with a unique attention to details, from the vintage lamps to nostalgic Italian tiles. The food offering includes local and seasonal produce as well as fish, meat, vegetarian or vegan options.
Neue Mainzer Strasse 52–58 / 49 (0)69 3650 4777
Enjoy the spectacular view of Frankfurt’s skyline from this restaurant and bar, located on top of the Maintower. Enjoy a coffee and the view beyond the city of the Taunus hills during the day or an exclusive dinner and the gleaming skyline at night.
Berger Strasse 260 60385 / 49 (0)69 452171
Looking for a traditional food experience in Frankfurt? Dating back to 1774, Solzer is one of the oldest traditional inns in the city. Located in Bornheim, there you can order homemade cider, hearty meat and enjoy a rustic dining experience.
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