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Frankfurt's Magical Christmas Markets

Frankfurt's Magical Christmas Markets

Nov 22, 2021Dec 22, 2021
Römerberg and surrounding area, 60311
Frankfurt
Free admission

Frankfurt's Magical Christmas Markets

Christmas is nearly upon us once more, which can only mean one thing: the many beautiful and magnificent Christmas markets across Frankfurt are opening again! Of course, none are quite as large or impressive as the main festive market by the historic city hall Römerberg.

Plans to reconfigure the markets in line with COVID-19 rules and regulations are still underway, so lots could change in the details - but organisers are working hard to ensure it's possible to share Christmas cheer in the centre of Frankfurt this year! Make sure you plan your trip in advance and check the latest information. 

Frankfurt Christmas Main Market

Christmas time in Frankfurt

One of the largest Christmas markets in all of Germany, in both size and visitor numbers, the elaborate and artistically decorated market spans from the scenic backdrop on Römerberg and Paulsplatz to the Friedrich-Stoltze-Square. Drawing in three million visitors annually, the Christmas market in Frankfurt dates all the way to 1393, when city folk came together to celebrate Advent in the run-up to the national holiday

It was not until the early 19th century that one of the most significant symbols of the present-day Christmas market, the Christmas tree, was erected for the first time. Since then, a massive fir tree has been the centre of each Christmas market in Frankfurt.

Christmas Market in Frankfurt

Enjoy the holiday season in Frankfurt 

Visitors can wander among the festively decorated stands, smelling the sweet aroma of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and sweets. Vendors offer everything from handmade Christmas decorations to traditional dishes and ceramic handicrafts. 

Other highlights at the Frankfurt Christmas Market include the chiming of Frankfurt’s Church Bells on November 1 and December 24, Saint Nicholas’ visit on December 6 and the many advent concerts throughout the holiday season - although some may not be possible in 2021, due to coronavirus

Frankfurt's oldest christmas market

Attending the Frankfurt Christmas Market

Keen on attending the Christmas market in Frankfurt? Then we recommend travelling by public transport to enjoy the full experience. The market is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm.

For more details on the Frankfurt Christmas market, including the latest coronavirus regulations, visit the city’s tourism website.

Photos: © visit Frankfurt / Holger Ullmann