“Discover”, an international retail chain that operates gift and souvenir shops at airports around the world, knows the answer.
And since 2011, travelers have also enjoyed visiting two Discover Germany shops at Frankfurt Airport, where they can choose from a wide range of typical German items to meet their personal tastes and preferences. Recently both shops, which are located in the non-Schengen areas of Piers B and Z in Terminal 1, have added new brands that will soon also be available at Frankfurt Airport Online Shopping.
Like Discover shops worldwide, the two Discover Germany shops at Frankfurt Airport have specialized in regional gifts, foods and souvenirs that reflect their host country. Here visitors can immerse themselves in German hospitality, traditions and handicrafts. Whether you’re excited by Bavaria, German sports teams or Christmas decorations “made in Germany”, you’ll find it all here.
The clear, well-structured Discover Germany shops themselves are an ideal stage. They integrate subtly tasteful materials, including wrought iron and high-quality natural wood, and are enhanced by attractive images of German cities. Without detracting from time-honored traditions, they are up-to-date with in-shop tablets you can use to obtain interactive information and watch product videos – which you can even download to your own phone using QR codes.
Especially in demand are traditional tracht broadcloth and knitted jackets for women from St. Peter Trachten. Dirndls are naturally also available, along with authentic tracht shirts for children and adults. St. Peter Trachten is the flagship brand of M. Stützle GmbH, which has specialized in creatively traditional folk costumes for people of all ages since 1948. Children love to fall asleep clutching one of its cuddly teddy bears. Sports fans get their money’s worth from a Discover Sports wall featuring a host of fan articles for major teams. And marzipan lovers get their palates tickled by products from Niederegger Lübeck, a family-run company that’s now in its eighth generation and is one of the world’s best-known brands of premium confectioneries with original marzipan, chocolate and nougat creations. There are also drinking glasses from Ritzenhoff AG, which have been produced in Marsberg in Germany’s Sauerland region for more than a century and have acquired a cult-like following. Decorations by international designers turn every Ritzenhoff glass into a unique work of art, whether it’s for beer, schnapps or champagne. There are also many limited-time specials for seasonal and trending products.
To sum up: along with coveted folk costumes, items for children and articles for sports fans, the Discover Germany shops carry a successful mix of high-quality souvenirs, culinary specialties and touristic highlights. Travelers of all ages love to shop there for nutcrackers and Tannenhof ham as well as key chains, bags and baseball caps. You’re sure to find ideal items for children and adults, either for giving to others or for treating yourself to something special.