Offenbach weekly market

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The weekly market on Wilhelmsplatz

The Offenbach weekly market is a regionally known weekly market in Offenbach am Main with more than 70 vendors. Due to the wide range of regional products, the market is one of the city's culinary attractions.


Market keeper's house

Since the 18th century, the market days have been held on the "Old Market", today's marketplace , in the late 19th century the move to Neumarkt followed, which had previously been a cemetery until 1832. In 1876 the “Neumarkt” was renamed “Wilhelmsplatz” in honor of Emperor Wilhelm , but the memorial stone and imperial oak were removed in 1925.

In 1911 the market keeper's house (market house) was built as a shelter for the market master on the north side. This building has been preserved in its original form and is now used as an apple wine restaurant. It is a listed building.

Weekly market

The matchstick

Market days are Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The offer includes fruit, vegetables, dairy products, eggs, meat, poultry, game, fish, baked goods and confectionery, but also spices, tea, coffee, honey, plants, oil and vinegar, as well as antipasti and some snacks. The offer is supplemented by shops in the surrounding streets.

The Wilhelmsplatz in Offenbach city center, where the weekly market since 1902 regularly takes place is marked by catering establishments in ancient houses. On the northwestern edge of the square is a life-size statue of the matchstick .

Several times a year, markets and festivities such as the "Artists' Market" or the "Culture Festival of Nations" take place on Wilhelmsplatz.

Individual evidence

  1. Information on the Offenbach weekly market. Retrieved March 28, 2019 .
  2. ^ History of the Offenbach weekly market ( Memento from February 4, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Opening times of the Offenbach weekly market.

Web link

Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′ 13.6 ″  N , 8 ° 45 ′ 59.3 ″  E