After Oktoberfest, Germany’s annual Christmas markets are among the most famous annual events in the country. Christmas markets traditionally begin in late November or early December and run until Christmas Day. International and domestic tourists flock to cities like Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin to drink traditional mulled wine and listen to Christmas music.
Söder is one of several state premiers who on Monday called for Christmas markets to take place, albeit with new designs. Special entrances and exits will be necessary — and masks will be compulsory. The infection risk may be smaller as Christmas markets take place outside, he added.
Anyone on the lookout for a unique Christmas gift is sure to find something here. Or perhaps you’ve arranged to meet friends for a bite to eat at Tollwood. In that case, you will be able to choose from dishes like Indian curry, couscous, African specialities, mulled wine or bratwurst in a roll.
Two other popular features at the Winter Festival include its programme of shows starring international theatre companies and the “Weltsalon” tent, which hosts events on current social and environmental issues.
The mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann, wrote on Twitter to agree with Söder’s desire for Christmas markets to go ahead with “well-considered concepts” in place to protect people.