The Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the oldest, most beautiful and, with over 240 stalls, also the largest in Germany. It is documented as early as 1393.
At one time the Christkindchesmarkt, as it used to be called, was a purely Frankfurt affair. No strangers were admitted, and so the market developed its independent character.
Down-to-earth handicrafts were offered, toys, sweets, the traditional Frankfurt baked goods and a variety of Christmas gifts.