Frankfurt am Main has a rich variety of cultural events to keep its visitors entertained. Some of the main Frankfurt events include museum festivals, book fairs and auto shows.
Here is my personal Top 5 list…
Museumsuferfest (Museums Riverbank Festival)
This annual August festival is a showcase for Frankfurt’s role as an international capital of culture. Live music, international food stands, hand-made clothing and crafts are just a few of the outdoor highlights. The indoor ones include admission to most of this city’s prestigious museums. The three-day event culminates in an impressive fireworks show.
Going to the museum has never been so exciting. :-)
Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums)
In another celebration of its fantastic museum life, this Frankfurt event gives visitors another chance to check them out for themselves. The Long Night of Museums usually occurs in April, when the museums don’t close for the night.
A city bus will transport you from one museum to the next.
Dippemess (Festival of Stoneware)
This biannual folk festival is one of Frankfurt’s oldest events. What began as a simple marketplace in the fourteenth century has evolved into a full-scale celebration complete with amusement park rides.
You can catch the fun at Easter time and again in September.
Frankfurter Wäldchestag (Woods Day)
The Woods Day is an interesting German holiday because the festivities occur outside the city proper. As the name suggests, the woods are the host of all the fun. This picnic-like celebration brings families together for delicious food and drink, as well as live music, craft booths and amusement park rides.
Messe Frankfurt — Frankfurt Fair
As the site of a large fairground, the Messe is the host of several events throughout the year. The Buchmesse, or Book Fair is a big one. In what could be described as the world’s biggest publishing event, with one hundred countries represented and 7,000 exhibitors. The final two days are open to the public, with the ability to purchase books only on the last Sunday of the fair.
The Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (Motor Show) is also held at the Messe Frankfurt. This is the biggest auto show in the world and a huge Frankfurt event, drawing about one million visitors. Furthermore, it counts to the largest trade shows in Germany.