There is something spectacular at Christmas time, especially in cities across Europe.
Frankfurt Christmas market attracts thousands of people every year who enjoy the offer of things to do and buy in this beautiful German city.
Explore the beautiful Römerberg and Paulsplatz decorated in Christmas style and a giant Christmas tree in the centre.
Hotels near Frankfurt Christmas Market
Best Western Hotel Scala is a good hotel decorated in a modern style, situated very close to the Market.
The Christmas Market in Frankfurt has a strong tradition, so here’s a bit about the historical part.
This beautiful tradition can be traced back to 1393 when the 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.
This event was organized with a magnificent entourage of horses.
In the middle of the last century, the enthusiasm about the Market grew.
Once private school students raised money to make two-meter tall gingerbread Santa Clause, 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 fantastic Market throughout history.