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With its waterfront transformed into a sea of festive lights and the heady scent of mulled wine and gingerbread in the air, Frankfurt is a magical place to spend the holiday season. See below for our top picks to celebrate Christmas in Frankfurt.
Visit the Christmas Markets
Christmas celebrations in Frankfurt center around the bustling Christkindlesmarkt, one of the oldest traditional markets in Germany. Held in the Römerberg and St. Paul's Square, the event features Christmas trees and additional events including steam train rides and festive carol concerts. Visitors keen to get into the holiday spirit can explore the Frankfurt Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt) on guided tours, learning of Germany’s rich holiday traditions while shopping for handcrafted souvenirs and sampling festive foods like bratwurst and roasted almonds.
Explore Nearby Towns
Once you’ve explored the historic streets and landmarks of Frankfurt, the city makes a great base for visiting some of Germany’s other Christmas markets. Take in Dresden, Leipzig, and Plauen on a 4-day tour from Frankfurt, and see how other cities celebrate the Advent. Along the way, spin through the towns of Annaberg, Schneeberg, and Seiffen—all famous for traditional woodcarving—and stroll Bamberg's UNESCO-listed Old Town. With entrance fees, some meals, and round-trip transport included, you’re free to soak up the sites at your leisure.
Try a Traditional German Christmas Dinner
The holiday season is incomplete without the traditional Christmas dinner, and you could be in for a tasty treat in Frankfurt. Wander among the festive market stalls browsing for gifts and souvenirs as carolers fill the air with Christmas hymns. Afterward, take a seat at your table for a 2-course Christmas dinner at a local restaurant.
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The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic Frankfurt. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Frankfurt city. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market along the river. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Frankfurt city.
The “Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market” is the perfect place to get your Holidays groove on the move. Come and stroll through quaint town squares lighten up by the twinkling Christmas lights, while visiting the many wooden stalls selling spiced mulled wine, many hand made decorations, chocolate covered fruits, cinnamon pastry, roasted almonds and other local mouth watering delicacies. All that while enjoying a profound knowledge of the past and present of these Christmas traditions, well known by our local guide. Experience the joy of Christmas in the best place and step into the wonderful world of the Holidays.
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Be prepared to discover the magical atmosphere of one of the oldest Christmas Market in Germany, dating back to 1393. Nowadays, the Christmas Market attracts more than three million visitors from all over the world, stretching from the main train station throughout town. The real heart of the market is the Römerberg in the center of the old Town. Get into the festive spirit by taking a ride in the impressive baroque carousel, listen to Christmas carols and church bells, smell the aroma of roasted chestnuts, try a Bethmaennchen cookies made of marzipan and almonds, a sizzling sausage and sip a cup of spicy mulled wine. From food and drink to hand crafted toys, tree decorations, candles and lights, the Christmas stalls in Frankfurt markets offer something for everyone. You will see: • Christmas Market on Römerberg, old town center. • Town Hall • Old Saint Nicholas Church • Christmas Tree • Baroque carousel
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- Main River
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- Botanical Garden Frankfurt (Palmengarten)
- Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt)
- Goethe House & Museum (Goethehaus)
- Bockenheimer Warte
- Bad Homburg
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