The Esslingen Christmas Market is one of my personal favorites. Just about every village in Germany that has an old town, has a Christmas Market. Some last only a week, and some, the entire Month of December. To attract more people, a few have gone to the effort of creating a uniqueness that sets them apart from the rest. Esslingen's theme is medieval, and most of the vendors are artisans, who sell their hand crafted items. It the artistry, and the personal touch, that makes it my favorite.