Christmas in Birmingham: Frankfurt Markets

The Christmas Market in Birmingham is now the largest outdoor market in the country and continues to be hugely popular with both the local residents of the city itself and visitors too.  It attracts a number of people from all over the country, and even from Europe.  Birmingham has been twinned with Frankfurt for over 40 years but has only been running the market for the last 12 years.  However its popularity has ensured that it is now a firm part of the city’s Christmas events calendar.

You can find a range of items at the market, one of the main offerings being the German delicacies.  Taste some Gluhwein (German mulled wine) to keep yourself warm as your browse the 180 stalls, or maybe try some pretzels, grilled sausages and marzipan sweets.  This is just a small idea of the food available; it is well worth a quick visit even if you are just looking for a light snack!

You can also find a number of handcrafted items made by local artisans as well as some beautiful items which have been imported from around the world.  The Christmas Craft market runs right alongside the Frankfurt Market and here is the perfect place to look for that unique Christmas gift.  There is a fantastic array of items here.  You can find wood carved items, handmade children’s toys and so much more.  There really is a huge range of items to browse through and admire all whilst enjoying some delicious German treats!

If you are travelling in for the Frankfurt Market, and it really is worth it, why not consider staying in a local hotel?  The city of Birmingham is simply buzzing around this time of year and if you want an excuse to get in the festive mood then this is definitely a good choice.  The city centre takes on an almost grotto like feel with the stalls and the Christmas lights twinkling overhead.  You could almost be transported to Frankfurt itself!

If you are looking for a hotel in Birmingham then the Hotel La Tour is perfectly located for anyone wanting to stay in the city of Birmingham and is just a short walk away from some of its main attractions, including the Frankfurt and Craft Markets.  Birmingham has a lot to offer so by making a weekend trip out of it you can take in the many events which will be happening around the festive period.

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