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  • Area: 248.31 km² (95.87 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +49
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 651,899
  • Official language: German
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Frankfurt - Regular Events

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Helsinki Book Fair

By far the largest book fair in Germany, and quite possibly in Europe, this annual book fair features hundreds of vendors selling classic and modern books. The event takes place in mid-October in the Frankfurt Messe.

Klangwelten Music Festival

The ever popular Annual World Music Festival features music from a whole host of talented musicians and singers from around the world. The event takes place in the last week of November and tickets can be purchased in advance.

Christmas Fair

A large and beautiful Christmas fair opens for the month of December. The market is located in the section between Romerberg and the river, and it is a great place to pick up festive decorations and traditional gifts.

Beauty World

Beauty World is a huge trade show aimed at both business owners and individuals who have a love for all things beauty. Professional vendors sell cosmetics, while it is also possible to get high quality beauty treatments at a discounted price.

Ambiente

Ambiente is an annual fair, which includes a host of vendors selling both home furnishings and consumer goods. It is located in the Frankfurt Messe complex, and it is a great place to pick up a bargain or two.

Night Of The Museum

Frankfurt takes part in Germany’s annual event, known as the Night of the Museums. This takes place in the last week of March and sees the cities largest museums open late into the night - many of which offer free or discounted admissions.

Art Frankfurt

A must for any art lover is the Frankfurt Art Festival, which takes place in the Frankfurt Messe complex during the last week of April.

Ballet Frankfurt

Ballet enthusiasts will love watching Frankfurt's most famous dance company perform in an annual dance extravaganza. The event is located in Willy-Brandt-Platz, during the last week of May.

Rose and Light Festival

This three day annual festival sees the Palmengarten Park transformed into a stunning wonderland, filled with candles and decorations. The last night is marked with a spectacular finale firework display. Tickets cost between €7 - €10 and concessions are available.

Iron Man Festival

The large and impressive Iron Man event features hundreds of brave men who swim, cycle and race it out for the coveted Iron Man trophy. Spectators line the streets to cheer on the participants, throughout the 43km running course around the city centre.

Summer In The City

Throughout the month of August the Mousonterm Cultural Centre hosts a number of events, such a live music concerts, which take place in the Palmengarten Park. Many activities are free of charge for all the family, while some may require a small fee - check the website for event times and details.

Rheingauer Wine Market

Sample over 40 authentic, regionally grown wines at the Rheingauer wine market, where locals come to exhibit their latest produce. The market is located in the Fressgass area, and it takes place from the last week of August until the first week of September.

Helsinki Book Fair

By far the largest book fair in Germany, and quite possibly in Europe, this annual book fair features hundreds of vendors selling classic and modern books. The event takes place in mid-October in the Frankfurt Messe.

Klangwelten Music Festival

The ever popular Annual World Music Festival features music from a whole host of talented musicians and singers from around the world. The event takes place in the last week of November and tickets can be purchased in advance.

Christmas Fair

A large and beautiful Christmas fair opens for the month of December. The market is located in the section between Romerberg and the river, and it is a great place to pick up festive decorations and traditional gifts.

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