January events in Frankfurt

(Updated 17.01.2018) Happy New Year! The days are short, cold and, after the fun and bright lights of the Christmas Market, Frankfurt feels like it's closed the hatches until the the first shoots of Spring awaken the city once again.
However, don't be fooled, the locals are still out and about making the most of indoor venues: the fabulous museums, theatres, church recitals with nativity scenes into the moth of January.

The farmers markets continue year round and draw a crowd on the most grey and coldest of days, and of course, there is the indoor market in which to shelter from the winter weather and sample local fare. On crisp, sun-filled days you might prefer to be out and exploring, in which case check the Walk-Frankfurt blog for ideas in and around Frankfurt.

Every day in Jan - Visit Frankfurt Zoo, Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1 . Opening times 9am- 4.30pm Animal of the month: Tamandua (Ant Eater) daily feeding time 3.30pm. Single entry and family tickets are available. NB: the Zoo is collecting old mobile phones for recycling. Collection point is in the main entrance.

6 Jan - Nativity scenes in local churches will be updated with the arrival of the three kings. Particularly beautiful nativity scenes can be found in the Kaiser Dom (Frankfurt Cathedral) and the Deutschordens Church,  Brückenstr. 7 Frankfurt – Sachsenhausen

Until 7 Jan - Outdoor Skating Rink in Hofheim. Opens at 11am each day. Entrance fee 4€. Location: Kellereiplatz, Hofheim am Taunus.

20 Jan - Matinee Organ Recital at the Kaiser Dom (Frankfurt Cathedral ) @ 12:30pm. Free entry, donations welcomed.

Until 21 Jan  - Camellia Exhibit at the Palmengarten, Siesmayerstraße 61. Entrance fee 7€.

18 Jan - 11 Feb Winter Lights exhibit at the Palmengarten, Siesmayerstraße 61. Entrance fee 7€. Open from 5pm - last entry at 8pm.

February events in Frankfurt

Throughout February - Jekyll and Hyde the Musical,at the English Theatre

Until 11.02 - Winter Lights exhibit at the Palmengarten, Siesmayerstraße 61. Entrance fee 7€. Open from 5pm - last entry at 8pm.

10.02 - starting at 12.11 pm the Childrens Carnival Parade from Konstablerwache through to the Römerberg.

11.02 - Frankfurt Carnival - Pre-parade party at the Römerberg from 11am, whilst the parade starts at 12.11 pm from the Untermainbrücke travelling through to the Römerberg.

17.02 - Organ recital at the Frankfurt cathedral (Kaiserdom) @ 12:30, free entrance. Bjanka Ehry plays Bach, Pärt, Pachelbel.

Farmer's Markets in Frankfurt

Frankfurt has some excellent weekly markets, many held in the city centre as well as the surrounding suburbs. For full details of market days, opening times and location use this link.

The following is a list for city centre markets:

Mon to Sat  - Kleinmarkthalle -  8am - 6pm (closes at 4pm on Saturdays). Located on Hasengasse. Closed on Sundays and public holidays!
Thursday  -  Konstablerwache farmer's market . On Konstablerwache, at the eastern end of the Zeil.
Friday  -  Schillermarkt farmer's market 9am - 6.30pm.  Along Schillerstraße, very close to the Old Stock Exchange.
Friday -  Flower market 9am - 6pm on Liebfrauenberg, in the city centre.
Saturday  -  Konstablerwache farmers market 8am - 5.00pm. On Konstablerwache, at the eastern end of the Zeil.

Frankfurt Weekly Flea Market

The weekly flea market is hosted every Saturday at alternate sites: at Lindleystrasse (Osthafen) and along the south side of the River Main (between the Eisenersteg and Holbeinsteg). For full details and dates use this link.

Organ recitals in Frankfurt

Organ Matinee, Frankfurt Kaiserdom. (Frankfurt Cathedral) Monthly recitals on a Saturday, starting at 12:30 - free entrance, donations welcome.
20 Jan - Organist Bjanka Ehry.

Organ recitals at Frankfurt Kaiserdom (with entrance fee)
No evening recitals are scheduled for January 2018. However, the link above will take you to a PDF file which list recitals over the coming year.

Organ recitals at St. Katharine's Church, Hauptwache, Frankfurt. Every Monday and Thursday, at 4.30pm, the church hosts a 30 minute recital by organist Martin Lücker. Free entrance. Other musical recitals and events are listed in this link.  

Museum exhibitions in Frankfurt

27th January & 24th February - SaTOURday is the last Saturday in the month when many of the city museums offer free entrance. This article has more information about SaTOURday and other museum offers. 

All the Frankfurt museum exhibits, and special events, can be found using this link to the Kulturportal and the information is in English, too!

Note: 16 museums now offer free entrance to those 18 or under. A list of the museums can be found here!