- By Kevin
- On Jul 21, 2017
- Travel Tips
With its modern waterfront transforming into a sea of festive lights and the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread in the air,Frankfurt is a magical place to spend the holiday season.Attractions&recommendations in Frankfurt,Frankfurt tours guide offered by Globerouter.com.
Christmas in Frankfurt
The heart of the festivities is Frankfurt’s gigantic Christkindlesmarkt,one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany,which takes over the R?merberg and St Paul's Square.Additional events include the Pink Christmas Market in Friedrich Stoltze Square,steam train rides,Christmas cruises,and carol concerts.
Get in the Christmas spirit with a guided tour of Frankfurt’s Christmas markets,and discover Germany’s rich holiday traditions while shopping for handcrafted souvenirs and sampling festive foods like bratwurst,roasted almonds,and crepes.
Once you’ve explored Frankfurt,the city makes a great base for visiting some of Germany’s other Christmas markets—opt for a half-day tour to Heidelberg;visit the Rüdesheim Christmas Market of the Nations and enjoy a delicious German dinner;or set off on an epic festive trip to the Leipzig,Dresden,and Plauen Christmas markets.
Frankfurter Dom is the main church of Frankfurt.From the 14th century onwards,kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected in this Catholic church.From the mid-16th century to the late 18th century,emperors were crowned here.
The cathedral has been damaged in the past by fire and warfare,most recently during the WWII.It was reconstructed in the 1950s and has undergone periodic renovation since then.It has been widely recognized as an important national symbol for Germany.The museum has an impressive collection of reliquaries and ceremonial objects.
For many visitors,the first introduction to Germany’s fast-expanding business and financial center is its main railway station,a building of classical elegance and proportion.
Frankfurt’s iron-and-glass Hauptbahnhof was designed by Johann Wilhelm Schwedler and Hermann Eggert and opened for business in 1888;the roof of the Neo-Renaissance central hall is topped with a vast statue of Atlas bearing the weight of the world on his shoulders.Since then,the station has been consistently updated,with two further passenger halls being constructed on either side of the main terminal in 1924.
Although the Hauptbahnhof was damaged in World War II,expansion continued and now it has 24 mainline tracks;it is also a terminus for the S-Bahn(rapid transit commuter trains),U-Bahn(metro line)and tram services into the city.
Serving up to 450,000 passengers each day commuting into Frankfurt from across the Rhine-Main region,it is the busiest railway station in the country,with high-speed links to major cities throughout Germany and Europe as well as a direct connection to Frankfurt am Main airport.