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Frankfurt Christmas Market on the brink of extinction?

23.10.2020 | 09:00 Clock | Citywhispers
Frankfurt Christmas Market on the brink of extinction?

Until now, the city has held firm to holding the Frankfurt Christmas Market. The Tourismus und Congress GmbH also came up with a concept for it that would equalize the festive market hustle and bustle and expand the Christmas market to the entire city center. But now the Frankfurt Christmas market is probably facing the end, as the Frankfurter Rundschau reports. Admittedly, a decision has not yet been made, as Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann emphasizes. But the pressure on the political decision-makers is increasing in view of dramatically rising infection figures, and the question really does arise: can a market event that attracts the public from the entire surrounding area be carried out safely? And would holding on to the Christmas market at a time when many industries are having to go without or are even facing financial ruin send the wrong message after all?

One thing is for sure, a decision has to be made soon, after all a Christmas market of this size needs a lot of preparations which would have to be started shortly. It is certain that more and more members of the parliamentary groups in the Römer plead for a cancellation of the Christmas market. And even though it would mean unbelievable economic losses for them, apparently some stand operators have already decided against participating in the market. The final decision may come as early as Friday evening, when the magistrate will discuss how to proceed - we'll keep you posted here then!

Update: The decision on whether the Christmas market can go ahead or whether it will be cancelled has been postponed until Tuesday! We stay tuned.

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