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8 unmissable events in Frankfurt this winter

From a world-famous Banksy exhibition and the iconic Frankfurt book fair to international music stars, live NFL action and one of Germany’s biggest and most beautiful Christmas markets, here are the events in Frankfurt to mark in your calendars.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 12.10.2023

THE ART OF BANKSY: WITHOUT LIMITS

Until 15th October

Zeil 121, Frankfurt

Around the world, the street art of the anonymous British artist Banksy polarises and inspires. This unofficial exhibition brings together 160 of his works, including prints, photographs, lithographs and sculptures – authentically wrestling the spirit of street art into an indoor exhibition.

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JAZZ ON THE THIRD – 5 YEARS OF THE NEW OLD TOWN

2nd – 3rd October

Römerberg & New Old Town, Frankfurt

Few are aware that Frankfurt was the birthplace of jazz in Germany. The free Jazz on the Third festival is known worldwide as one of the most dynamic events in Frankfurt and, this year, will host a double celebration for the Day of German Unity and the fifth anniversary of downtown metropolis, the New Old Town.

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BONNIE TYLER

8th October

Alte Oper Frankfurt

One of Wales’ greatest superstars is set to create one of the biggest music events in Frankfurt this autumn as she embarks on a massive European tour to celebrate 40 years since the release of her smash-hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’.

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FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR

18th – 22nd October

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, Frankfurt

The ‘world capital of ideas since 1949’, Frankfurt Book Fair is celebrating seven decades of great stories, political events, valuable international connections and countless stars at their event this year.

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41ST GERMAN SPORTS PRESS BALL

4th November

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Once again, organisers of this year’s German Sports Press Ball guarantee an event of the highest class with a spectacular show program showcasing charitable purposes and emotional honours. Celebrate with prominent guests from politics, business, sports and show-business at an unforgettable evening.

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

8th November

Jahrhunderthalle Club, Frankfurt

Heavy rock hardhitters Queens of the Stone Age are set for a huge world tour this autumn, promoting their eighth studio album In Times New Roman…, as well as all their greatest hits so far.

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NFL AMERICAN FOOTBALL

12th November

Mörfelder Landstraße 362, Frankfurt

Germany has an NFL following to rival the UK, and while the first of this year’s international events in Frankfurt has already sold out, you can still grab tickets to watch the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots in November, in what promises to be a real clash of the AFC titans.

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FRANKFURT CHRISTMAS MARKET

27th November – 21st December

Liebfrauenberg und Liebfrauenstraße, Paulsplatz, Römerberg, Fahrtor and Mainkai, Frankfurt

Frankfurt’s Christmas market is one of the oldest and largest in Germany, bringing together more than 200 decorated stalls against the backdrops of Römerberg, St Paul’s Church and the market’s huge Christmas tree for an unforgettable festive celebration.

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NEXT YEAR… UEFA EURO 2024

17th June – 1st July, 2024

Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt

Get this in your diaries early, because Frankfurt will become one of the epicentres of next year’s men’s UEFA Euro Championships. Five matches will be held at Deutsche Bank Park, while official fan zones will be spread across the city offering food, drinks, special activities and an unrivalled atmosphere for what promises to be one of the biggest events in Frankfurt’s history.

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