Cultural pleasures and joyful anticipation of the year’s most-loved celebration find themselves tied closely together this winter in Frankfurt
Come and let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful yuletide setting of the Römerberg old town. Whether it’s an extended stay at our traditional Christmas market with a glass of hot wine, a winter-time cruise on the River Main or a walk through the Palmengarten, illuminated by thousands of Christmas lights, Frankfurt is sure to fascinate you with its warm, welcoming and simply unforgettable holiday ambiance.
Christmas City Break in Frankfurt
Every year at Christmas time, the Römerberg – Frankfurt’s famous old town centre – is transformed into a winter wonderland. Here, in front of the city’s time-honoured town hall, a massive Christmas tree shines brightly in the sparkle of thousands of fairy lights, while dozens of lovingly decorated stalls combine to create a unique Christmas ambiance. Discover a treasure trove of unique Christmas gifts, warm yourself up with a cup of hot apple wine and listen to the beautiful sounds of Christmas emanating from Frankfurt’s many churches.
Winter magic, après-ski and hut fun in the middle of Frankfurt
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Known as Citybeach in summer, the roof of the Konstabler car park is transformed into a wintry alpine hut from October to March. CITYALM offers rustic food, freshly tapped beer, and a Christmassy alpine feeling in overlooking the Frankfurt skyline! You are welcome to reserve places in Frankfurt’s only inner-city rooftop Alm directly here: https://cityalm.de/#infos
The Sachsenhausen Christmas market
Now we cross over to the other side of the river Main to be welcomed by the delightful Sachsenhausen Christmas market. This market will be open from November 20th to December 21st, 2023. Dig in to sweet and savoury specialties, delicious hot and cold drinks, handicrafts, a children’s carousel, fairy lights and the unmistakable smell of a Christmas market. All of this in a wildly romantic setting, on the edge of the forest, under the Sachsenhausen landmark – the Goethe Tower.
Mon – Fri from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Experience Art during Holiday Season
During the holiday season, Frankfurt annually captivates locals and visitors with a unique yuletide atmosphere as well as several first-class winter exhibitions. This year’s standouts include “Lyonel Feininger. Retrospective”, “Holbein and the Renaissance in the North”, “The Art of Banksy” etc. The SCHIRN is dedicating the first major retrospective in Germany in over twenty-five years to painter and graphic artist, Lyonel Feininger portraying a comprehensive and surprising overview of his creative work.
“Lyonel Feininger. Retrospective“at The SHIRN: Until 18 February 2024
“Holbein and the Renaissance in the North” at Stadel Museum: 2 Nov 2023 – 18 Feb 2024
“The Art of Banksy” at Zeil 121: Till 07 January 2024
Your Frankfurt Christmas experience
Here’s the easiest way to your Frankfurt Christmas experience: Frankfurt package deals including a visit to an art exhibition, or a Christmas gift can be conveniently booked online and the new package deals 2024 will be available shortly.