Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main) is one of the most important German cities, German road center and first-class financial center of Europe, full of museums and attractions. The city was founded in the Middle Ages and in the thirteenth century it became a Free Imperial City. Frankfurt from the sixteenth century was the place of election of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.
Heavily bombed during the Second World War, the city today has a decidedly modern appearance, but its historic center has been partially reconstructed faithfully. The center of the historic town is the Römerberg square which is overlooked by the old town hall (Römer) and the church of St. Nicholas (Nikolaikirche). Nearby is the cathedral (Kaiserdom), always in the center of the city is also the home of Goethe.
FRANKFURT CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market 2016:
23 November – 22 December 2016
1) Christmas Market in Frankfurt (Weihnachtsmarkt Frankfurt). The Christmas market in Frankfurt occupies the large Römerberg square, the Mainkai and Paulsplatz, in the center of Frankfurt. This market is one of the largest in Germany with more than 200 wooden chalets displaying everything from crafts from around the world, the German gastronomy, but also that of other countries. In this market you will find every type of object for your Christmas gifts accompanied by the scent of roasted almonds and a glass of mulled wine or cider. In this market there is also what is called the biggest Christmas tree in Germany.
Countless events are then – in the weeks of Advent – alongside the Christmas Market, you will be entertained by songs and music choirs. Frankfurt city of bells: 50 bells in 10 churches (Frankfurter Stadtgeläut 50 Glocken aus 10 Kirchen). At preset times (9, 12 and 17), the bells of the church of St. Nicholas ring in celebration, from the balcony of the same church, every Friday and Saturday at 18, a bugler plays the trumpet. Some days even play the 50 bells of the other 10 churches in the city center, helping to create a nice atmosphere of joyful celebration.
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 21.00; Sundays from 11.00 to 21.00.