The biggest German market outside the homeland in the world is ready for business – and organisers are expecting it to be one of the most successful yet.
It will be officially opened on Friday, November 15, by the Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann, the city from which many of the 190 stall owners come.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the usual festive treats including frankfurters, hot Gluhwein and sweet pretzels in the market, which stretches for more than a mile from the Bullring all the way to the ICC in Centenary Square.
The largest authentic German market in the world, outside Germany and Austria, the market attracted over four million visitors last year from all over the UK and Europe.
Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Coun Mike Leddy, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome back the Frankfurt Market to Birmingham for its thirteenth year. This year’s 39 day event will provide a fantastic festive celebration for all our visitors to enjoy. It will also give a welcome boost to our shops, restaurants and hotels which are set to benefit from the additional visitors that the markets attract to the city from the wider region, the UK and Europe.”
Mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann added: “I am delighted to join Birmingham’s Lord Mayor in opening Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market which has a truly authentic feel to it. It is really heartwarming that local people and indeed visitors from all over Britain enjoy the market and return each year to enjoy its sights and taste our traditional food.”
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market and Christmas Craft Market will be open until Saturday December 22 from 10am – 9pm daily.