The German Trade Fair Cities

The German Trade Fair Cities

In no other country in the world are there as many trade fair cities as in Germany. The oldest German trade fair city is Frankfurt am Main, for which an annual autumn fair is attested as early as the 12th century. In 1240, Emperor Friedrich II issued a trade fair privilege for the city, which included the personal protection of merchants: »We command that no one should bother or hinder…

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