Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB) Holidays 2016

Frankfurt Stock Exchange Trading Hours

Regular hours for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB) are Monday through Friday with an opening time of 9:00 a.m. and a closing time of 5:30 p.m. CET.

The opening auction session starts at 8:50 a.m. CET and the closing auction starts at 5:30 p.m. CET.

Frankfurt Stock Exchange Holidays Schedule

Below you will find the calendar days the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will be closed for trading to observe holidays in 2016.

Frankfurt Stock Exchange Holidays 2016 Date
New Year’s Day January 1
Good Friday March 25
Easter Monday March 28
Whit Monday May 16
Day of German Unity October 3
Christmas Holiday December 26

Note that May 26 and October 3 are settlement days.

In Addition…

Keep the following times in mind for specialist trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange:

  • Intermediary-based trading in equities, funds, and ETP products: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CET
  • Certificates and warrants: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CET
  • Equity prices (for those equities traded in one auction only) are fixed from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CET
  • Variably trading bonds: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CET (price fixing starts at 11:00 a.m. CET)

    When Trading Halted on the FWB…

    Occasionally trading has been halted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange due to technical glitches; the technical glitches stemmed from implementing new technologies and its integration issues with the main system. The following is a snapshot of when trading halted on the FWB:

October 2014 A computer malfunction forced the FWB to halt trading on its Xetra equities platform for 72 minutes
May 2012 Hardware failure prompted trading halt in Xetra system for 80 minutes
October 2011 A bomb threat prompted trading halt and evacuation of the FWB
July 2000 Trading halted for 120 minutes when the exchange’s electronic trading system suffered a computer outage