Up for a ride in an open convertible vintage car in the freezing winter snow? If you’re a kid, that’s possible at the Sachsenhäuser Weihnachtsmarkts in the forest directly at Goetheturm.
The Sachsenhäusers love their Goetheturm, which was burnt down by a maniac and rebuilt by the City of Frankfurt.
It’s a bit nostalgic, even more so after some snow. And I admit the market is tiny, very basic, with only a few booths, some food, some sweets, some shops. Of course, the Glühwein, gingerbread, roasted sweet-covered nuts and Bratwurst, Stockbrot etc are there — everything that make up a real Christmas market. I sometimes wonder why so many people have started making the effort to come out here from the city by bus, walking (and too many by car, unfortunately)… What makes them come so far, if there is a famous Christmas Market downtown that is so popular, we’ve been “exporting” full-size “original” copies to Birmingham and around the UK for years?
Probably the pure originality of the Sachsenhäuser Weihnachtsmarkt makes it charming and so special, bringing back to people’s minds the real festivity of the time before Christmas…. just because it’s nothing special.
The market will be there from Nov 20th until Dec 21st 2023. Take Bus 30 or 36 to Hainerweg (last stop), a 10-15 minute walk through the forest (or residential area, if you prefer) or Bus 48 directly from Südbahnhof without any walking!