There are lots of things to do in the beautiful city of Frankfurt, Germany during Christmas. There’s the usual Christmas Carols, the lights on the streets, decorated store windows, etc. However, associating this city with the word “Christmas” will almost always resound three words. Frankfurt Christmas Market.
This Christmas market boasts of a 600-year history, so you’ll definitely be certain that these people know what to do in order to keep visitors coming. Here, you’ll most likely stand speechless in awe of the great decorations all over the place–seeming having a colorful sea of lights and ornaments in all corners. Held in a historical and stunning city, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is considered as one of the most beautiful and important Christmas Markets in all of Germany. Perhaps these photos could give you an idea why:
This amazing time of the year happens at Römerberg, Paulsplatz and Mainkai quay, and is open all week (opens around 10am Mondays to Saturdays, and 11am Sundays). Because this event has developed into a tradition for quite a long time now, similar smaller events are celebrated at different cities such as Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester. This is how big the market is, and these smaller celebrations also don’t fall short in providing a fun Christmas experience.
Visitors do not have to go through an arduous journey coming here. The market is just a few minutes from the airport. There are also many hotels in the area where you could stay. So now that we’ve settled the transportation and lodging, what are the things in store for visitors here? Two words: a lot!
If you’re on your way to the Christmas Market and smell something scrumptious, you’re most probably on the right track, for this place has different food stalls that will definitely make your holiday extra delicious. From baked goods to nuts, from a plethora of sweet treats to wines, you will find lots of yummy stuff here.
Other things to find here are products of arts and crafts, and many independently-made items. You’ll also find lots of neat art pieces here, created by talented Frankfurt artists. From nice little wooden toys and dolls to paintings, your eyes will surely not be bored here.
One of the Frankfurt Market favorites is the 30-metre Christmas tree, which is definitely one of the features of the event. It’s around this huge tree where performances such as concerts and fanfares are held. The music does not end here, however. There will also be music coming from the Old St. Nicholas Church about twice a week. At one point, you will hear around 50 bells from Frankfurt churches making magnificent music together.
What used to be a place that gathers locals and a haven for handmade Christmas decorations has turned into something this big. The celebration might have changed in some aspects, but one thing is for sure: it still has the same atmosphere that will sure give anyone a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. The past centuries of great history just gets better each year. Whether you’re looking for looking for presents, searching for new good eats, or simply want to watch the lights and hear the music, this place will certainly not disappoint.
What’s your idea of a perfect Christmas market? There are lots in Germany alone—and we could just imagine how many wonderful celebrations there are around the world! Care to help us narrow things down?