I might have a few hours of personal time next week in the vicinity of Frankfurt am Main. If anyone has some advice on some interesting places to visit, even a home centre, I may be able to put it to good use.
As Stu knows from the "Japanese come-along story", it's always nice to have a cool, high-quality exotic tool or piece of rigging to hang in the shop as a conversation starter. ("Hey, that's neat, where'd you get it?", says my buddy. "Thank you for asking", says I, and "No, you can't borrow it")
It would be fun to at least have a look at some high-end European stuff.
Thanks, have a great weekend.