Germany is synonymous with Christmas, thanks to the many festive markets that can be found around the country.
In the heart of Frankfurt, where Capri by Fraser, Frankfurt is located close to major attractions, you’ll find one of the most popular Frankfurt Christmas markets, the Weihnachtsmarkt am Römerberg in the city's historic square.
There’s also Sachsenhausen Christmas Market at the iconic Goethe Tower (Weihnachtsmarkt am Goetheturm), where a children’s carousel spins slowly in the warm glow of fairy lights.
Don’t miss the Scandinavian-inspired Swedish Christmas Market (Schwedischer Weihnachtsmarkt) by the Swedish Church Community in Frankfurt; and get close to the ‘real’ Santa Claus at the Finnish Christmas Bazaar (Finnischer Weihnachtsmarkt) where you can sample reindeer soup and glögi (Finnish mulled wine).
With their whimsical, fairytale ambience, German markets have a distinctive charm, and the magic continues in Hamburg. From Fraser Suites Hamburg, you’ll easily find a festive fair anywhere you go. There are at least seven Hamburg Christmas markets, offering everything from festive food and drink, to handmade toys and cooking tools.
For a change of pace, take in Hamburg’s famous Christmas parades, filled with dancing angels, elves and reindeer on colourful floats.