Thanks to weekly markets the good things come straight from the farm to table and often they are (almost) right in front of your door. The tradition of selling fresh food under the open sky looks back on a centuries-old tradition and has been preserved at numerous weekly markets taking place in the Frankfurt region. Nevertheless, today’s food miles are no longer like the markets from the Middle Ages: they are modern, lively, personal, offering fresh regional, national and international specialities, in an unmistakable ambiance.
At the weekly markets, farmers, gardeners and winegrowers offer a large variety of products: from seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally grown herbs e.g. for Frankfurts famous green sauce, state-of-the-art and reinvented classics such as apple seccos or the “Rose of the Year” but also ingredients for the high-end kitchen, culinary delights and exquisite wines.
So how about a delicious autumnal pumpkin soup or a homemade apple pie? Then get yourself ready for grocery shopping at its finest and enjoy the atmosphere of our favourite markets in FrankfurtRheinMain.
The Hanau weekly market at the feet of the Brothers Grimm monument is considered one of the most beautiful and largest in the whole FrankfurtRheinMain region. Every Wednesday and Saturday fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, herbs, flowers and much more are offered at around 100 stands on the Neustadt market square.
From six o’clock in the morning, the extensive assortment and the colourful sales booths create a special flair right in the heart of the city. Not only lunch breaks are extended with pleasure to properly enjoy the time out at one of the finest farmer markets in the greater Frankfurt area. It is also known as a lively meeting point for everyone.
Wednesday & Sunday
6 am to 2 pm
Stocking up on delicacies from regional producers in a unique historical setting, while still learning something about working and living in FrankfurtRheinMain 400 years ago? All this is possible at the farmers’ market of the open-air museum Hessenpark. At regular intervals, the square of the museum is transformed into a colourful hustle and bustle. Many vendors offer a wide range of products, from sausages, cheese, honey, bread, cakes and pastries to toy specialities, jams and spices. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are also available.
Visitors, who only want to go shopping or stop off at the restaurants can simply tell the ticket office and get free admission. If you want to see the museum facilities, you pay the regular entrance fee.
Sunday, from March to November – find the exact dates posted here.
The farmers market in the heart of Wiesbaden’s city is just as captivating today as it was 40 years ago – with the city hall and Marktkirche as a backdrop without any doubt this peace has a unique ambience. In the air, you can feel, smell and taste the products of the region and just enjoy getting together. On Saturdays, the market turns into a breakfast hotspot. The weekly changing topics, reflected in the available food, turn breakfast not only into a delicious, but also very varied experience. During summer, weekly alternating winegrowers from Wiesbaden and its surroundings offer their products at numerous wine bars. You are warmly invited to come and spend some time at the market whilst enjoying a glass of wine.
Wednesday & Saturday
8 am to 2 pm
One must-visit for all friends of good food and fresh products in FrankfurtRheinMain is the Kleinmarkthalle. A light-flooded Art Nouveau hall, fresh fruit and vegetables, fragrant espresso and exotic specialities – the Kleinmarkthalle reveals itself as a successful concept between a traditional market and a modern melting pot of international specialities. Located close to Frankfurt’s famous shopping mile “Zeil”, more than 60 traders with fresh food of all kinds and from all over the world present themselves from Monday to Saturday. In the restaurant, on the terrace and on Saturdays in the Schlemmergarten in front of the Kleinmarkthalle, gourmets are expressly invited to taste, enjoy and linger – a perfect meeting place for locals, as well as for international visitors.
Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm
Saturdays, from 8 am to 4 pm
Every Wednesday and Saturday approximately 70 self producers offer their products, which convince by quality and freshness.
The large product selection reaches from flowers and plants over bread and pastries, eggs, meat and sausages, locally produced milk products, fruits, vegetable, nuts, herbs, tea and honey up to Mediterranean specialities and other culinary delicacies. The variety of goods and smells, the personal service and advice and the inviting atmosphere attract numerous customers from all over FrankfurtRheinMain. Especially on Saturdays, the market is a great place to meet people and have a chat.
The Giessen Weekly Market has been taking place at the same location for over 100 years. In addition to the importance for the citizens of Giessen, a guided tour shows the impressions of a lively market and the wide range of fresh products from the region and the rest of the world.
Wednesday & Saturday
8 am to 2 pm