Indulge in Festive Fun this August in Frankfurt

Visitors are invited to take in the beautiful views of Frankfurt’s unique riverscape along the majestic River Main with the Main festival and enjoy the Frankfurt’s famous apple wine culture.

Main Festival – August 04-07

The Main Festival will commence on the Friday with live music at the Römerberg. A municipal representative will head the opening ceremony at6:00 pm in front of the Fountain of Justice, which will be transformed into a wine fountain for the occasion. With children’s carousels, fairground rides, games, tombolas and shooting galleries, this traditional folk festival attracts children of all ages, making it the only city festival for the whole family. The traditional highlight, a superb fireworks display, will bring the festival to a close on the following Monday.

Frankfurt Apple Wine Festival – August 11-20

Frankfurt’s apple wine culture has been playing an important role in the city’s social life for hundreds of years. Every year, locals and visitors come together in the Main metropolis to celebrate Frankfurt’s most popular beverage with their very own Apple Wine Festival, which is traditionally accompanied by a highly entertaining stage programme. Typical Frankfurt folklore and dialect poetry provide old-school entertainment for both the young and young at heart, while nearby Hessian cult bands get their audiences singing and dancing. Relaxed lounge music is also on offer, providing the perfect atmospheric background for enjoying an unconventional apple wine cocktail.

Many excellent types of apple wine are available for tasting at the festival’s numerous trendy booths and vintage stalls. Traditional apple wine made from time-honoured apple varieties is just as much a part of the offer range as are the trendy mixed blends and popular apple wine cocktails. Festival visitors will also find an excellent selection of apple wine merchandise on sale at the Roßmarkt, where the event is held. Those of you interested in taking back your very own apple wine “utensils” will find everything you need – from the typical ribbed apple wine glass to glass covers and, of course, the famous “bembel”, the blue-grey earthenware jug from which apple wine is traditionally served.

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