The Christmas market in Frankfurt is one of the most important Christmas markets in Germany due to its number of visitors and size.
Lovingly decorated stalls create a unique Christmas atmosphere on Römerberg, Liebfrauenberg and Liebfrauenstrasse, Paulsplatz, Fahrtor and Mainkai.
We are currently working at top speed to organise the 2021 Frankfurt Christmas Market in accordance with the currently applicable Covid-19 guidelines and regulations.
At the moment, our plans foresee the Frankfurt Christmas Market to be spread out over a larger area than usual, with fewer stalls. The "Rossmarkt" will be included as an additional event area, thereby expanding the market's overall size. As stipulated by the Hessian Covid-19 Protection Ordinance, masks will be compulsory in crowded areas across the entire Christmas market.
The Frankfurt Christmas Market is meant to be a Christmas market for everyone. There will therefore be no access restrictions in most parts of the market. In two specifically defined areas at the edge of the market, however, access will be restricted to persons fully vaccinated against or recently recovered from Covid-19.
Food and beverage stalls will be providing special eating areas so that food and drinks may be consumed away from the more congested market areas. Unfortunately, the market will have to do without enclosed dining establishments this year, the same applying to the Römerberg event stage and the official opening ceremony.
The Frankfurt Christmas Market 2021 will have a lesser number of stalls spread out over a larger space. The Roßmarkt plaza has been added to the traditiional Christmas market area. The range of offerings will however not be affected by this smaller number of sales booths. Aside from a rich and colourfully diverse selection of foods and beverages, guests will of course also find plenty of stands selling Christmas decoration, candles, arts and crafts, knitwear, leather goods and much, much more.
As stipulated by the Hessian Covid-19 Protection Ordinance, medical face-masks must be worn throughout the city centre, including the Christmas market. All catering establishments will have separate eating areas set up outside of the main visitor traffic areas for the consumption of purchased food and drinks. Hot alcoholic beverages such as mulled wine and hot apple wine will only be sold in these consumption areas. Unfortunately, there will be no heated taverns this year. There will also be no stage on the Römerberg and no official opening ceremony in order to avoid particularly large crowds at specific times.
This year's Frankfurt Christmas Market is nevertheless meant to be a market for everyone. Therefore, there will be no access restrictions in large parts of the market. Frankfurt locals and visitors from out of town are equally welcome. The so-called "2G rule" (access for fully vaccinated or recovered persons only) is currently envisaged for two smaller, specially marked areas located along the edge of the market. These areas are the Pink Christmas Market of the LGBTQ+ community at Friedrich Stoltze Square and the new Christmas market area at Roßmarkt. For access to these two areas, proof of vaccination or convalescence is required for persons 18 years and older. For persons who for medical reasons cannot be vaccinated, a negative test result is sufficient for gaining access to these areas. Chilidren and youths under the age of 18 also require a negative test result (e.g., school test booklets). Children under six years of age and children who have not yet started school are granted access without proof. In the areas mentioned, social distancing regulations are waived and there is no face-mask requirement, even in crowded situations.