Frankfurt am Main (tcf). The Main metropolis shows once again how multifaceted a visit to Germany's fifth largest city is.
The Bauhaus is 100 years old. For the anniversary, three Frankfurt museums are presenting major exhibitions. The German Museum of Architecture (March 23 to August 18, 2019), the Museum of Applied Arts (January 19 to April 14, 2019) and the Historical Museum (May 16 to September 15, 2019) not only want to celebrate the modern age, but also to connect to the old Frankfurt cityscape.
From 02. to 05. April 2019 is again Europe's largest music fair. Parallel to this event, the fourth edition of the Musikmesse Festival will take place. Numerous concerts and live sessions, performances by stars and scene sizes in bars and clubs as well as countless parties make the entire city of Frankfurt more than ever a music metropolis.
From May, the world of "Struwwelpeter" and his author Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) come alive in the old town. The Struwwelpeter Museum will move into its new home in the alley "Hinter dem Lämmchen" and celebrate its anniversary at the same time: The Struwwelpeter is 175 years old. The new old town is generally worth a visit, small shops, restaurants, cafes, picturesque squares and winding streets invite you to linger.
Frankfurter joie de vivre, Frankfurt specialties and Frankfurt traditions are best experienced at one of the folk festivals. Those who really like folk music are in good hands on the Wäldchestag, every year at Whitsun old and young are drawn into the city forest to celebrate the Frankfurt "national holiday" in style. Visitors can enjoy the many summer gardens, modern rides and plenty 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 particularly appealing when the façade of the Alte Oper is illuminated with many lights (26th June to 5th July 2019).
The International Motor Show IAA, the world's most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics (September 12 to 22, 2019), is full of enthusiasm for the car. The IAA is always the hotspot for the latest models, but also the crowd puller for all fans of historic vehicles.
Sport fans will be thrilled about the toughest competition in the world: swim 3.8 kilometers, ride 180 kilometers and complete the great marathon – the IRONMAN European Championship offers 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 (30 June 2019).
The extension of the Jewish Museum is also well on its way. In the summer, visitors to the old building can learn about the history and the new building about the presence of Judaism. For example, a large exhibition area is dedicated to Anne Frank, who spent a happy time in Frankfurt am Main until the early thirties. Another area highlights the integration of the Jewish population after 1945.
In the heart of the city, the Frankfurt national drink is celebrated extensively at the Apple Wine Festival: traditional with a good glass of wine, sometimes as a trendy mixed drink or summer cocktail. In addition delicious regional specialties are offered (09.bis 18. August 2019).
The Museumsuferfest is one of the largest art and culture festivals in Europe. As every year on the last weekend of August, the museums open their doors until late in the evening, at the numerous stalls along the Museumsufer can be bought handicrafts and accessories and a diverse stage program provides for varied entertainment. For the well-being, there are culinary delights from around the world (23 to 25 August 2019).
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 Stadtwein (28th August to 6th September 2019).
The biggest book fair in the world will take place in the autumn (16 to 20 October 2019). Norway will be the guest of honor at the 70th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The number of authors, books, events and celebrities is unique. At the weekend, visitors meet their favorite authors, discover bestsellers and enjoy the tingling atmosphere full of creativity.
A real art highlight can be seen in the Städel Museum: from October 23, 2019 to February 16, 2020, the Frankfurt Museum will be showing a comprehensive exhibition on one of the most famous artists in the world: Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890). It is to date the largest and most elaborate presentation in the history of the Städel.
The Frankfurt Marathon (October 27, 2019) is also a very special running experience. It runs splendidly over the Opernplatz square and through the skyscraper gorges – the impressive skyline of Frankfurt sees the participants from different perspectives during the race.
The Frankfurt Christmas Market, one of Germany's oldest and largest markets, traditionally takes place at the end of the year. With Christmas lights, he dips the Römerberg in a pre-Christmas mood and invites you to visit over 200 stalls. On the stage of the Römerberg innumerable 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).