The Christmas Market in Frankfurt has a strong tradition, so here’s a bit about the historic part of it.
This beautiful tradition can be traced all the way back to 1393, when first reference was made in official documents.
At the time, the market went hand in hand with the mystery plays.
In 1498, the market witnessed the marriage of Wilhelm of Hesse and the daughter of the Prince of Palatinate, and this event was organized with a magnificent entourage of horses.
In the middle of last century, the enthusiasm about the Market grew.
Once private school students raised money to make two meter tall gingerbread Santa Clause, and it led to a new, and up to the time pretty unusual and unfamiliar custom.
We can’t forget the Brenten, or typical biscuits with a long tradition, once made in large quantities.
It’s something that people linked with this amazing market throughout the history.