The Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and draws hundreds of thousands of people each week during Advent; here are several reasons why, as well as a few insider tips.
With over 7,000 exhibitions and over 100,000 weekend visitors, it is well worth a visit to the Frankfurt Buchmesse. Here’s a visitors guide to surviving the world’s largest book fair:
Germany is best known for its comfort food; lots of meat, especially pork, potatoes served in huge portions and washed down with beer. Frankfurt is no different to this with the additional of Frankfurt specialties such as Handkäse,Grüne Soße and Apfelwein.
Moving to Germany? Wanting to avoid awkward situations like being told to leave that sauna because you are wearing a swimming costume, being yelled at for crossing the road or the stress of trying to buy food on a Sunday. Here’s an English expat guide to things I wish someone had told me before I moved to Frankfurt.
In the lead-up to reunification and the first all-German elections two months later, German chancellor Helmut Kohl had promised people on both sides a “blooming landscape” in the East within five years, and a country in which, “Things won’t be worse for anybody, and will be much better for many.”