The bustling Main metropolis has much to offer in every season and also attracts in 2019 with great festivals, interesting exhibitions and impressive sporting events.
Frankfurt has one of the most diverse and densest museum landscapes in Germany. The Museumsufer Frankfurt alone comprises 13 museums near the river and more than many more in the wider area. Also in 2019, art lovers and interested can look forward to beautiful highlights again.
The Städel Museum is showing the exhibition "Van Gogh and Germany" (23.10.2019 to 16.02.2020). The new building of the Historical Museum offers numerous attractions: A look into the snow globe shows characteristics typical of Frankfurt. The "Stauferhafen" find between the entrance building and the historic Saalhof is also an impressive object. In addition, visitors to the special exhibition "How do people live?" (16.05 to 15.09.2019) will learn more about the current and future housing conditions in settlements. Another highlight is the rebuilt old town with a successful mix of reconstructions and new buildings. Numerous shops, cafes, museums and squares invite you to linger. Those who want to get even deeper into the subject matter are in good hands in the Deutsches Architekturmuseum. There, until 10 February 2019, the exhibition "Die immer Neue Altstadt. Building between cathedral and Romans since 1900 "shown. In the year of the Bauhaus anniversary, the German Architecture Museum also illuminates the architecture of the New Frankfurt in the exhibition "New Man, New Home" (23rd March to summer 2019).
Frankfurter joie de vivre, Frankfurt specialties and Frankfurt traditions are best experienced at one of the folk festivals. Anyone who really likes folk music is in good hands at the Wäldchestag, and every year at Whitsun old and young will go to the Stadtwald to celebrate the Frankfurt "national holiday" in style. Visitors can enjoy the many summer gardens, modern rides and lots of live music (June 8 to 11, 2019).
A festival of culinary delights, with international, culinary offer and stage program from jazz to pop music, is the Opernplatzfest. The mood on a balmy summer evening is especially appealing when the façade of the Alte Oper is illuminated with many lights (26 June to 5 July 2019).
Sport fans will love the toughest competition in the world: swimming 3.8 kilometers, cycling 180 kilometers and completing the big marathon – the IRONMAN European Championship on July 14, 2019, will deliver top performance against a breathtaking backdrop with a unique atmosphere. Particularly impressive is the magnificent finish on the Frankfurt Römerberg, accompanied by thousands of enthusiastic spectators.
In the heart of the city, the Frankfurt national drink is extensively celebrated at the cider festival: traditional with a good glass of beer, sometimes as a trendy mixed drink or summer cocktail. In addition delicious regional specialties are offered (09. to 18. August 2019).
The Museumsuferfest is one of the largest art and culture festivals in Europe. As every year on the last weekend in August, the museums will open their doors from 23 to 25 August 2019 until well into the evening. At the numerous stalls along the Museumsufer you can buy handicrafts and accessories and a multifaceted stage program provides for varied entertainment. For the physical well-being, there are culinary delights from around the world.
In late summer, the Rheingau winemakers in the Freßgass' present over 600 wines and sparkling wine. The offer on the Rheingau wine market ranges from the finest wines to light and sparkling summer wines. In addition to the Rheingau dominating Riesling also wines are served, which were obtained from alternative grape varieties. On the Rheingau wine market you will also meet the Frankfurter Weinkönigin, who presents the Frankfurt city wine (28th August to 6th September 2019).
The Frankfurt Christmas Market, one of Germany's oldest and largest markets, traditionally takes place at the end of the year. With Christmassy lighting he dips the old town in pre-Christmas mood and invites with over 200 stalls to a visit. On the stage of the Römerberg countless Advent concerts take place and the well-known tower blowing from the altar of the Nikolaikirche is a popular interlude (25 November to 22 December 2019).