Christmas markets in Germany are popular among travelers and locals alike.
One city Christmas market is the Frankfurt Christmas Market, November 23 to December 22, 2011.
In Frankfurt, the market stretches from Liebfrauenberg across St. Paul’s Square and the Römerberg old town centre to the banks of the River Main.
Its opening hours will be Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
The market will feature traditional arts and crafts, local culinary specialities, a honey shop and more.
Local and regional culinary specialties at the market will include Gingerbread, Bethmännchen, an almond and marzipan biscuit, and Quetschemännchen, a candied figure made of dried plums.
Dating back to 1393, the market will feature decorated stalls selling traditional Christmas items including Christmas ornaments, arts and crafts and Frankfurt pottery and stoneware products.
In a 300-year-old house on St. Paul’s Square, the Christmas honey shop will sell honey, mead, candles and other honey-based products.
A guided tour of the market will share stories and anecdotes of historical and modern Frankfurt and regional tastings.
During the Frankfurt Christmas Market market, the local music will include:
- Wednesdays and Saturdays: the tower horns of Old St. Nicholas Church:
- Every Saturday and Sunday: International Christmas carols next to the Christmas tree and
- Saturday before the 1st Advent: Frankfurt church bells chimes by 10 downtown churches.
For more info, visit the Frankfurt Tourism site.