Christmas in July! Frankfurt Edition

There are so many positive things I can say about Frankfurt, Germany, but every other travel blogger in the universe has probably already said them much more eloquently than myself.

One of the most memorable things I have had the pleasure of doing in Frankfurt is going to the Christmas Market at the Römerberg and the Paulsplatz.

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It’s the best Christmas present you could ever give yourself and fellow travelers. If the lights, decorations, setting, carousel, and Nativity displays don’t get you into the Christmas spirit then you obviously hate Christmas.

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If you’re desert born like me or just chill easily warm yourself up with the most delicious holiday beverage you will ever have: gluhwein. It’s a mulled wine infused with liquor of your choice (I recommend rum or brandy) and holiday spices served piping hot in a souvenir mug.

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Once you’re toasty and in a gluhwein induced haze grab a bite to eat from one of the vendors. They have wiener schnitzel (nothing to do with the hot dog chain) and the biggest pretzels you will ever see. Some of them are even dipped in chocolate!

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However, your Christmastime experience will not be fully complete unless you’re spending it with family and friends.

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Check out the video below to get a look at the amazing market in all its splendor.

Hopefully I can return soon and check out some of the other Christmas Markets around Germany. I hear Munich has an awesome Christmas Market.

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What is your favorite city during the winter holidays? What event or city gets you into the holiday spirit?

Stay tuned for more Frankfurt posts on what this great city has to offer.

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