A visit to Frankfurt’s Christmas Markets
A delight in the Hesse region of Germany
The never ending Christmas market
After Frankfurt, we were then heading north to Cologne.
Frankfurt can trace its Christmas market history back 1393. However, it wasn’t until the early 19th century that the Christmas tree was introduced.
The Christmas tree in Römerberg
A selection of meats on the Christmas market
A reference guide
I love nothing more than planning a trip and so often I use the DK Eyewitness books. I find them extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.
We used a previous version of this book to plan our Germany road trips, now you can grab the revised copy.
Available in Kindle & Paperback editions.
The Drexel grill
When I did my initial research on the festive season in Frankfurt,
I thought the market was going to be reasonably small.
All gather for Glühwein
The roasted nut stall
When the sun goes down
We had arrived at our favourite time when the sun starts setting, and the stalls are awash with twinkling lights.
So, no time like the present and it was time for a Frankfurter & glühwein.
Go with the flow
You don’t need a map here, as the markets flow along, immediately you are heading up to Römerberg.
This is a delightful square with half-timbered buildings encircling it and where the tree stands high above.
One of the carousels
Here a local specialty here is apfelwein (apple glühwein) and also brombeerwein (blackberry glühwein), I got Gary an extra topping of cream.
Merry Christmas from Römerberg
Similar to Munich
That Singing Moose
For the sweet tooth
A Cheese Sausage
Frankfurt - Old & New
Frankfurt has quite an eclectic mix of architecture as you may expect
It is great to see around Altstadt that new buildings which are being erected, are being sympathetically built in line with the past.
The Old Opera House
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