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Length 280 m[1] (920 ft)
Location Innenstadt, Frankfurt

Freßgass (literally, "Grazing Street") is an upmarket shopping street in the city centre of Frankfurt, Germany, located in the district of Innenstadt and within the central business district known as the Bankenviertel. It is commonly regarded as Frankfurt's culinary main street. The street is a broad pedestrian zone, and located between Opernplatz (Opera Square) with the Alte Oper and the Börsenstraße (Stock Exchange Street) with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The street is also the direct continuation (in the western direction) of the Zeil, and is a parallel street of Goethestraße, one of Germany's busiest luxury shopping streets.

Freßgass was originally an unofficial name, adopted around 1900 by its local population, for the streets Kalbächer Gasse and Große Bockenheimer Straße, because of their many high-end food shops, bakeries and butcheries, making it the most famous food shopping street serving the bourgeoisie of the Westend. Today the Freßgass is famous as the street where the bankers from the Bankenviertel meet for lunch. In 1977, the name Freßgass became an official name for the streets Kalbächer Gasse and Große Bockenheimer Straße.

Since 1977, the Rheingau Wine Festival takes place annually during the late summer in Freßgass, showcasing wineries from Rheingau and Rheinhessen.

The real estate prices in Freßgass and adjacent streets are among the highest in Frankfurt. Freßgass features the flagship Frankfurt Apple Store and many high-end fashion boutiques in addition to many specialty food shops and restaurants.


Public transport[edit]

Freßgass is served by nearby Frankfurt Hauptwache station (in the east) and the Alte Oper station of the Frankfurt U-Bahn (in the west).

Adjacent streets[edit]


  1. ^ Stadtvermessungsamt Frankfurt am Main. CD-ROM „Amtliche Stadtkarten“. Cityguide, 2005. Online-Version

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Coordinates: 50°06′52″N 8°40′30″E / 50.1144°N 8.6750°E / 50.1144; 8.6750