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Trading hours and trading calendar

Longer trading hours in Frankfurt

As of November 29, investors will be able to trade equities, ETFs and ETNs as well as mutual funds on the Frankfurt trading floor until 10 p.m. The extension allows, for example, to react to events on the U.S. markets in the late evening and to take advantage of exchange trading.

The basis for the extension is Eurex Clearing's new securities clearing platform C7 SCS, which will be launched in September 2021. As a result, late trading of equities, ETFs and ETPs as well as mutual funds with central counterparty will be offered until 10 p.m. for the first time in Germany.


Trading hours


  • Trading on Xetra runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • The opening auction takes place from 8:50 a.m.; the closing auction from 5:30 p.m.

Specialists on the floor

  • Intermediary-based trading based on the specialist model with equities, funds and products from the ETP family has been taking place from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m since 29 November 2021

  • Since 22 June 2018, exchange trading in structured products has been available for trading from 8 am until 10 pm. This means that trading hours in Frankfurt will be extended to 10 p.m. for the first time.

  • For shares with a daily price fixing, the auction takes place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • The trading hours for variably traded bonds on the Regulated Market and the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The determination of the unit price for all bonds begins at 11 a.m.

Trading calendar 2021

Non-trading days at Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) in 2021 are:

  • 1. January (New Year's Day)
  • 2. April (Good Friday)
  • 5. April (Easter Monday)
  • 24. May (Whit Monday)
  • 24. December (Christmas Eve)
  • 31. December (New Year's Eve)
  • 1 June, 24 December and 31 December are settlement days in 2021.

Trading calendar 2022

On the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2022, trading will take place from Monday to Friday, except:

  • April 15 (Good Friday)
  • April 18 (Easter Monday)
  • December 26 (Boxing Day)