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Sabina Brauner

Sabina Brauner has been living in the Rhine-Main area for more than 15 years and for the longest time in her desired district of Bornheim "because it connects village, city and conviviality in the most livable sense" for her. Nobody strolls through the world with such open eyes as the native of Lower Saxony, who prefers to share her discoveries with her fellow human beings on the Internet. The American and political scientist founded the blog "So nur in Frankfurt" in 2007 and is also Frankfurt's first over 40 fashion blogger on "Oceanblue Style". Here she writes mainly about lifestyle and fashion.

Five excellent reasons for shopping in a shopping center

06.10.2017 | 08:13 Clock | Shopping
Five excellent reasons for shopping in a shopping center
Five excellent reasons for shopping in a shopping center
Five excellent reasons for shopping in a shopping center

Is Frankfurt a shopping paradise? If you ask me, it's definitely yes. What's the matter with you? Because I'm a total fan of shopping malls. Our Main city offers five of them in every direction and for every taste - from trendy hustle and bustle over Italian strolling to upscale enjoyment over the rooftops of the city... That's why I'm taking you on a shopping tour through the centers today!

Naturally, you'll think - Sabina is a fashion blogger, she's addicted to shopping. Of course she likes shopping. But I can't leave that like that at this point. Yes, it's true: I don't find shopping sooooo bad. But if shopping in Frankfurt is good at all, readers will now ask from outside. I was hoping you'd ask!

Frankfurt is full of nice shops. Personally, however, I prefer to buy in shopping centers. I'm crazy about it. Because everything is compact and clear to have: hairdresser, pleasure, sport, shopping fun, pedicure - even doctors I can visit. A shopping mall is like a small town in itself. Of course the Americans are to blame again for everything: I fell for the shopping malls in California about twenty-five years ago - strolling around with music and warm air  - that's simply unbeatable!

That's why I'm taking you on a shopping tour today.  I have just made an appointment with friends for the Main-Taunus-Zentrum (MTZ). Because this is more than just shopping - it is an experience and also offers free parking! The centre is a small town with its own kindergarten, petrol station and cinema complex. What distinguishes the center west of Frankfurt?

Main-Taunus-Zentrum: Cheers, hustle and bustle Shopping fun

There's always something going on in Hessen's largest shopping center: from sweepstakes and tombolas to fashion shows. With my friends I want to test the newest shops, like the Milan make-up brand or the liqueur from Swabia. The oldest center is now on its way into the future, with free Wifi and a Car-Finder scanner. It is fitting that the Californian car brand “Tesla“ has just opened its design studio and third location in the Rhine-Main area in the MTZ. A visit is definitely also worthwhile for men: among other things when buying shoes  at the concept store of the noble brand Lloyds. Tip: Use shopping fun until 22 o'clock on Thursdays!  

Skyline Plaza: Very hot

The hot diva among the shopping centers is also the youngest: the Skyline Plaza in the up-and-coming European quarter next to the fair is one of my personal favourites and is very popular with professionals from the surrounding offices at lunchtime. Whether it's the rounded, curved shape, the light-flooded architecture or the selection of hip shops like Pull & Bear or the Spanish label Desigual - I simply feel at home in the Skyline Plaza. My girlfriend Olga has also made the popular Meridian Spa on the upper floor under the noble dome tasty to me - we go over the roofs of the city into the sauna. Skyline Plaza hot!  Tip: Relax after-work in the sauna above the rooftops of the city, or enjoy a burger in the Alex restaurant and also look down on the Europa-Viertel.

The friendly place to stroll: Hessen Center

The Skyline Plaza is located west of the city center, but I live in the east. Well, it's good to have the friendly Hessen-Center around the corner. I just jump by here, as do many from the adjacent Main-Kinzig district and Hanau, when I need a quick haircut or a few flowers. Customer-friendly: the parking fee of 60 cents. If you really park for only a quarter of an hour, you don't pay anything. But who shops as short as they really want to? The Hessen-Center seduces with its slightly splashing water basins to linger, and the trendy shops and friendly waiters do the rest. Tip: Pizza at lunchtime and then the Tiramisu cake at the Eiscafé Tiziano.

North-West Centre: Italian flair

By the way, the Hessen-Center is very conveniently located on the Autobahn A 66; this leads us directly east to the Nordwest-Zentrum. Situated in the middle of a roundabout (or “Corso“)  virtually all walkways lead from the surrounding residential areas to the centre, which exudes Italian flair: the shops are located along the shopping streets, called Corsi: If you're shopping there for the first time, the best thing to do is to go to the shops that offer something for every taste - from Starbucks to well-known jewellery shops such as Christ and hip brands such as Mango. My tip: Combine a shopping trip with a wellness trip to the Titus themes!

My Zeil: The pride of the city

The pride of the city is the My Zeil shopping center with its daring glass construction, which can be reached on a gigantic escalator directly on the top floor. There you can enjoy international food or surf on the terrace at times like in California on an unbelievable surfing facility. Shoppers of all ages will find what they are looking for on four levels in My Zeil, parking is practically in the basement. Further plus points: the drugstore and the supermarket in the basement. Tip: Try the warm ice wafers on the upper floor

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