Autumn Colours in Frankfurt

The cooler weather is here along with an increase in the number of cases of the Corona virus.  Although the situation may change, some events are still on the programme, especially ones that are outside.  Speaking of outside, the display of colours from the autumn leaves along with the weather – golden sunshine or eerie fog – provide a perfect backdrop to autumn in the city.  So let’s take a look at what Frankfurt has in store for you in November.

Autumn in the City, 08 October-07 November

The Frankfurt City Council has put on a festival through the centre of the city, the beginning of which corresponded with the school holidays.  As said during the opening ceremony, they are trying to inject a bit of normality into life.  You’ll find a range of typical festival food stalls and a number of rides as well.  Be aware – there are stringent hygiene requirements with many stalls being in fenced enclosures.  Bring your mask, be ready to leave your address and as always this year, keep your distance from others!

Dominican Monastery Christmas Craft Market, 31 October-01 November

UPDATE: Due to the situation with the Corona Virus, this Market will not be held this year.

This annual Christmas Craft Market is a great opportunity to start purchasing gifts for Christmas, buy beautiful things for your house or indulge yourself in a treat or two.  They offer an interesting range of exquisite hand-made wares.  You can find everything from blown glass ornaments (with the glass-blower on hand) through greeting cards and edibles to hand-made bobbin lace.  

As the Market is held inside the Domanikaner Kloister, you are out of the weather. 

There is an admission fee of 2€ to the Market.  The money raised goes to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Hesse. 

Frankfurt Christmas Market, 23 November-22 December

UPDATE: Due to the situation with the Corona virus, the Frankfurt Christmas Market has been cancelled.

The Frankfurt Christmas Market was going to happen, but then the numbers of cases of Corona virus increased dramatically.  They were going to spread out the stalls beyond the normal Christmas Market limits to reduce the squashiness – an important necessity in this new world of social distancing.

Frankfurt Artists Christmas Market, 25 November-22 December

For those who are interested in art, an exhibition is held inside St Paul’s Church.  You can simply browse, but you can also purchase.  Entry is free.

Take a look at our calendar for an overview of all the major events in Frankfurt in the next year.