A trip to Skyline Plaza is worthwhile.
If you are visiting Frankfurt and you are close to the train station, you will most likely walk into the city center and visit the Zeil, the Main, the Römer, etc. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you might want to stop by the Skyline Plaza. There you can do wonderful shopping and eat cheap food in the Food Court.
How do I get to Skyline Plaza Frankfurt?
If you arrive by car you can park directly in the Skyline Plaza. The first hour is free. Those arriving by public transport should get off at the stops Güterplatz or Festhalle/Messe.
- Festhalle/Messe = underground line U4, trams 16, 17, bus line 50
- freight space = tramways 11, 14 and 21, bus routes 46 and 64
From the main station it takes about 15 minutes to walk.
The Skyline Plaza is located right next to the Grand Tower. So just walk in the direction of this tower:
View of the Grand Tower still under construction
If you come from the subway station, you have to pass the construction site where the skyscraper One is currently being built and turn right in front of Kap Europa.
Shopping in the Skyline Plaza
You’ll find a lot of shops here, which I don’t want to list up now. But among others you will find the following shops:
- BioTech USA
- Body Attack
- Foot Locker
- Jack & Jones
- Oil & Vinegar
- The Body Shop
So you can go shopping in the Skyline Plaza, but the real highlight is the Food Court.
Personally, I like to come here to eat when I’m around. The nice thing about the Food Court is that there is something for everyone, especially if you are travelling with bigger groups. You may know the problem when everyone wants something different. One wants a burger, the next something from the Asia buffet, the third wants a pizza and the fourth person wants a healthy smoothie. No problem, everybody gets what he likes and everyone can sit together at one table.
You can find a complete list of the restaurants in Skyline Plaza here.
Look at the Food Court on the first floor
You want something Italian?
Or something Asian?
And for dessert there’s ice!
Skyline Plaza Roof Garden
If you prefer to dine in a dreamlike roof garden ambience, you should go to the 5th floor of the Skyline Plaza. There is the Alex Restaurant with its 1600 sqm inside and outside, about whose Brunch I already wrote some time ago.
Of course, you don’t have to dine at Alex. The roof garden is an excellent place to relax for a while. Just make yourself comfortable on one of the park benches or enjoy the view from the viewing platform.
A few impressions from the roof terrace:
View towards the Taunus. Marriott, Messeturm and One Forty West
Skyline with Commerzbank Tower
The Grand Tower under construction
View of the Messeturm
View to the Westhafen Tower, also called Geripptes.
View of the Feldberg in the Taunus. The weather station is clearly visible here.
Exterior of the Alex Restaurant.
A nice place to stay…
…of the Garden skyline!
Skyline Plaza Frankfurt
Europe Avenue 6