Frankfurt Christmas Market

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View of the market crowds at night in the main square of Römerberg.

The Frankfurt Christmas Market (in German: Frankfurter Weinachtmarkt[1]) is an annual outdoor Christmas market in central Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany.[2]

The Christmas market opens in late November and continues until just before Christmas (normally 22 December) during Advent. It occupies a large area in central Frankfurt, including Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz, Hauptwache (to the north), Mainkai, Paulsplatz, and Römerberg (to the south).[1]

The market is one of the oldest such "Christkindchesmarkets" in Germany.[3] Its origins date back to 1393.[4]

There are a number of affiliated markets, including in Birmingham, England.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Frankfurter Weinachtmarkt – Frankfurt Christmas Market 23.11. – 22.12.2014, Frankfurt am Main: Tourismus+Congress GmbH, 2014
  2. ^ "Frankfurt Christmas Market". Germany. Retrieved 18 December 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Frankfurt Christmas Market". Retrieved 22 December 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Frankfurt Christmas Markets in Great Britain". Germany. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. External link in |website= (help)