A German Christmas Market ✔️
After years of wanting to visit a Christmas market in Germany, I finally did it! If you come to Germany in December, you should consider adding Frankfurt to your itinerary. It is, after all, Germany’s biggest Christmas market.
Here is your guide to the Frankfurt Christmas market.
Where to stay:
The Westin Grand Frankfurt: This beautiful hotel is located in the heart of Frankfurt. Just about everything is walkable from the hotel and if the subway is needed, there is a stop a block away. I really enjoyed my stay – everyone was so kind and helpful. The room was beautiful and roomy! Plenty of space to unpack and spread-out. My favorite part – full size bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash! I highly recommend booking your stay here!
KONRAD ADENAUER STRASSE 7, FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 60313
Where to visit:
Frankfurt is a city full of things to see and do. Coming from a major city, I wanted to explore a town that felt more traditional. I made my way to Heidelberg, an hour and a half away from Frankfurt via train. I would highly recommend venturing off for a day to another town.
Heres what I recommend checking out while in Frankfurt
- Explore Römerberg Square
- Frankfurt Cathedral
- Cafe Hauptwache ( hot chocolate with cream).
- MyZeil (shopping mall)
- St. Paul’s Church
- Museum District
Where to eat:
So many cafes, bars and restaurants you’ll want to check out – it will be hard to choose, especially if you plan on visiting the Christmas market day/night. If i had to pick one place from the list below, I would choose Elaines Deli. Amazing coffee, food and plenty of options for dietary restrictions.
- Elaine’s Deli
- Elaine’s Greenhouse
- Ramen Jun
- Cafe Karin
- Balance Deli
- Chicago Meatpackers Frankfurt
- Fridas Cafe
The Christmas Market
The Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the best Christmas markets in Germany and the merriment is celebrated throughout the city. I encourage you to check the official Frankfurt Christmas Market event page for any changes or updates to the Christmas markets calendar.
Dates + Hours
The Christmas Market takes place during the month of November up to Christmas and is open every day. Christmas Market Frankfurt Dates: 21 November – 22 December 2022.
- Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm
- Sunday: 11am – 9pm
The Frankfurt main square, Romerberg, is the focal point of the holiday festivities – and is the best in town! The square is jam-packed with vendors selling gluhwein (hot wine), German fare and traditional holiday gifts. The famous Frankfurt Christmas Tree and an old-fashioned carousel are also found on the main square.
Eat + Drink
- Reibekuchen – potato pancakes
- Handkas – or Hand Cheese
- Warm pretzels
- Roasted almonds
- Gingerbread treats
- Bethmannchen marzipan cookies
- Frankfurter Rindswurst sausage
- Mulled wine (honey wine, apple wine and cherry wine were my favorite)
- Hot chocolate
- Christmas beer
What to do:
- Shop for Frankfurt Christmas gifts and souvenirs
- Take a photo with the 100-foot-tall Christmas Tree that stands in front of Romer (City Hall).
- Take your time visiting all the merchant huts
- Watch/ride the carousel
After hours, head to Binding Schirn Bar. A tiny bar with the coolest staircase that leads downstairs to the bathrooms. The bar was busy with locals and inexpensive beer.
My time spent in Germany was one. for the books. New memories and a new tradition were made. I look forward to visiting again next year. Have you been to a Christmas market? If so, where?