A terrific shopping experience, the Christmas Market in Frankfurt features booths manned by local crafters and artisans with ... More
Frankfurt Christmas Market
A terrific shopping experience, the Christmas Market in Frankfurt features booths manned by local crafters and artisans with handmade items such as toys, ceramics, woodcarvings, marionettes, candles, ornaments, and one-of-a-kind treasures. Adding to the wonderful sights is the mouth-watering aroma of roasted chestnuts, gingerbread, and sizzling sausage. The downtown area is lit with millions of twinkling lights. This is where the best gifts of quality and tradition can be found. Restaurants abound and transportation by bus is easily accessible. Admission is free.
Imagine going to your favorite mall between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and out in the parking lot, from early morning 'til late at night, are stall after stall filled to overflowing with the most wonderful and beautiful holiday decorations for sale--finely crafted porcelain reproductions of the most well-known buildings in Germany, cathedrals, bridges, town halls, churches, houses, hotels, etc. for your Christmas village, the larger ones with electric light inserts so they may glow from the inside, many of the smaller ones designed to be used as incense burners so that the smoke rises through the chimneys, exquisite blown-glass ornaments in every color and every design for your tree, seasonal items of every type and style for your home, figures for the creche and the creche itself, boughs of real mistletoe, plus here and there places to buy hot pretzels, cold beer and-would it really be Germany without this?-sausages of all kinds...over there is a street musician playing for the public, a few blocks beyond is an organ-grinder, another few blocks beyond him seasonal music can be heard playing over a loudspeaker, and all the while, throngs of people create an ebb and flow like the current of a sea moving gently in the brisk, envigorating, fresh, crisp cold air, a cold that excites the senses without chilling the body. These mere words cannot adequately begin to describe the sights, sounds, smells and feel of der Weihnachtsmarkt--this is so much more than just a "Christmas market", it is an event that must be experienced first-hand.
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