Christmas Markets in Frankfurt

Who would have imagined that Frankfurt could be so romantic? Far from the stereotype of the grey business metropolitan image, at Christmas the city emerges as a bright and sparkling winter landscape. Keep an eye out! There are 5 Christmas markets that you should definitely not miss when you’re in Frankfurt.

The Typical Frankfurt Christmas Market

One of Frankfurt’s most beautiful Christmas markets is centrally located between Romerberg square and the city centre. The Frankfurt Christmas market is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and offers a comprehensive range of traditional and modern Christmas decorations, local handicrafts from the Ore mountains and other interesting gift ideas. Of course, there’s also plenty of appetising food and drink on offer. Try some of the typical Frankfurt specialities: Hot apple juice instead of mulled wine and ‘Bethmännchen’ instead of gingerbread. Kids can look forward to rides on the carousel and a visit from Father Christmas. All of course against a background of artistic and musical entertainment.

Sachsenhäuser Christmas Market

The Christmas market by the Goetheturm tower in the Sachsenhausen district is not quite such a huge affair. That said, it still has everything you could wish to find. This slightly more intimate Christmas market in Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen district offers traditional yeast dumplings, mulled wine or apple juice, steaming hotpots and Christmas souvenirs and carousels. From the end of November, you can spend many happy hours here with family and friends.

Rosa Christmas Market

One alternative to the classic Christmas market can be found at Rosa Christmas market on Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz. Equally central but not quite so big, Rosa Christmas market is an especially popular meeting place for the LGBTQ community. The highlight here are the decorations, where the traditional colours of red and green are replaced by pink. With live music, outstanding cheese fondue and a colourful mix of visitors, you can have a great time here in November and December.

Swedish Christmas Market

God jul! On the first weekend of Advent, the Swedish Christmas market once again invites visitors to spend a cosy evening here with their loved ones. Jewellery and textiles from Scandinavia as well as Swedish crystal are the stars of the show. Traditional Swedish delicacies that you really must try include Princess Cake, a speciality made with sponge cake, vanilla creme, berry jam, cream and marzipan. This can be washed down with a hot Glögg, the Swedish equivalent of Glühwein (mulled wine).

Hochster Schloss Christmas Market

As always, the Christmas market on Hochster Schlossplatz square is held during the first weekend of Advent. With the backdrop of the Hochster Altstadt, complete with castle right on the banks of the River Main, this Christmas market enjoys a very special atmosphere. Jazz music and trombones fill the air – a welcome alternative to the big Christmas market in the city centre.

Watch events unfold from above

What could be better after a cold winter’s day than snuggling up in a comfortable bed and gazing out over the Frankfurt skyline? Leave the Christmas hustle and bustle behind you for a while and treat yourself to some time out at Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer. And after a refreshing night dreaming of Frankfurt’s beautiful Christmas markets, our rich and varied breakfast buffet is the perfect way to charge your batteries ready for another busy day ahead. You could also try our Christmas buffet in our restaurant, which features traditional and unconventional winter creations.