Frankfurt in Winter: 11 Things to do and see
1. Stroll around the Frankfurt Christmas Markets
If there’s one festive season market you need to visit at least once in your life, it’s the Frankfurt Christmas Market. Dating back to the 1300s, this is one of if not the oldest Christmas market in Europe. You’ll find the heart of the action at the Weihnachtsmarkt Frankfurt Römerberg, where half-timbered buildings and a gigantic Christmas tree form a delightful backdrop to the hundreds of stalls selling gifts, ornaments, and yuletide treats.
You’ll find other markets in various locations around the city, such as Paulsplatz, Hauptwache, and Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz. However, as most Frankfurt Christmas markets close just before or just after Christmas, you’ll need to wait until November this year to experience them.
Dates: 27th of November – 21st of December 2023
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 9pm
Location: Street running from the Hauptwache down to the River Main
If you travel to Frankfrut in January or February, you won’t need to worry about what to do in the city in winter, marketwise. You can still visit farmer’s and flea markets such as Kleinmarkthalle, Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache, Bornheimer Wochenmarkt, Friedberger Platz Weekly Market, and Flohmarkt Lindleystraße.