Christmas, the German Market and Birmingham

The Frankfurt market in Birmingham (otherwise known as the German Market)  is now the biggest outdoor Christmas Market in England today, attracting visitors from all over the UK and Europe.  The German market has now been visiting Birmingham every Christmas for the last 12 years, as such it has become central to Birmingham’s Christmas festivities.

This year the Birmingham German Market started on 14th November, and it will be running until 22nd December, open from 10 in the morning until 9 in the evening, there is plenty of time to check out the stalls and all the wonderful things to buy and try.  Located in Victoria Square, close to New Street station, the market spans into Chamberlain Square and even through to Centenary Square, home to Birmingham’s brand new central library.

The German markets offers visitors the chance to purchase a wide range of beautiful and hand-crafted items, such as toys, Christmas decorations, jewellery, and even crafting goods.  As well as fantastic things to buy, there are plenty of things to that have been imported from around the world. Ever wanted to try an Ostrich Burger?  Or eat reindeer?  Want to try foreign beer or German mulled wine? Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth and fancy crepes or marzipan sweets?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Birmingham German market is the place for you.   And if all this wasn’t enough, there is even a carousel for the kiddies.

With over 190 stalls at the German market, to see and do everything you should consider making a weekend of it and booking one of the many centrally located hotels to stay in overnight (or for 2 nights-treat yourself), many of the central hotels offer discounted rates to those booking in order to visit the German Market.