Choosing a Souvenir for the Kids
Gnomes, 'Märklin' trains, 'Käthe Kruse' dolls, 'Steiff' bears… you'll win over the wee ones with any of these!
Keepsakes for those crazy little ones.
If you want to choose a souvenir of Frankfurt or Germany, there are a few key emblems of the city and the country. In first place, garden gnomes are popular and you'll see them all over the city. This peculiar character has been part of the country's culture since 1872, when they appeared in the region of 'Turingia'. They rapidly spread all over the country and were one of the most popular and amusing symbols of Germany during the 19th century. You'll find them in all colours and sizes. In relation to these, the stuffed toys in the shape of a bear by the brand 'Steiff', and the dolls by 'Käthe Kruse' are two of the most famous national toys. You'll recognize the bears because they are famous cuddly toys with buttons in their ears. Finally, the toy trains by 'Märklin' are also very well known (although it's true that they are fairly expensive). You'll be able to find all of these gifts in the MyZeil shopping centre.