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German Stock Exchanges: 5 free ways to download historical EOD/Intraday data

Updated on 2012-08-30





Traders looking for EOD, intraday and tick data for German stocks will highly appreciate this post, as they will find many places where to download this data free.

In this post, I will show you 5 places where you can download free historical data for all stocks listed on Frankfurt and XETRA exchanges.

US traders interested in EOD data from NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX and OTC exchanges may check the following post. Websites providing intraday and tick data for US stocks can be found here. Finally, Forex traders should have a look at this interesting post where six websites are listed.


Yahoo Finance

Yahoo finance is the most used website to get historical data. It lets you download data for several stock exchanges including Berlin Stock Exchange, Bremen Stock Exchange, Dusseldorf Stock Exchange, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Hamburg Stock Exchange, Hanover Stock Exchange, Munich Stock Exchange, Stuttgart Stock Exchange and XETRA. Click here for a complete list of supported exchanges.

Here is how to get end-of-day data for BMW:
https://ichart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv?d=6&e=1&f=2009&g=d&a=7&b=19&c=2004 &ignore=.csv&s=BMW.DE

In addition, here is how to get one-minute intraday data for the same stock (BMW):
https://chartapi.finance.yahoo.com/instrument/1.0/BMW.DE/chartdata;type=quote;range=1d/csv

Using QuantShare trading software, you can automatically download end-of-day data:
Historical Stock Market Data

And also intraday data:
Intraday Quotes for Major Stock Exchanges


Google Finance

Google finance allows you to download daily and weekly end-of-day data for the Deutsche Börse XETRA (ETR) and Deutsche Börse Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FRA).

Here is how to get the download link:
- Open finance.google.com
- Type a German stock symbol such as "BMW"
- Google will suggest you two symbols (on for XETRA and one for Frankfurt exchange)
- Select one of them
- Click on "Historical Prices"
- The link can be found under "Download to spreadsheet"

Format:
https://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=[EXCHANGE CODE]:[SYMBOL NAME]&output=csv

Example:
https://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=FRA:BMW&output=csv

Use the following downloader to get German stocks EOD data automatically into QuantShare: Historical Share Prices - Deutsche Börse XETRA


Netfonds

Netfonds offers EOD and tick data for all stocks listed on the XETRA exchange.

List of stocks:
https://www.netfonds.no/quotes/market.php?exchange=BTSE&types=DBX

The download page can be found here (change the symbol tag):
https://www.netfonds.no/quotes/paperdump.php?paper=E-[SYMBOL]D.BTSE

There you can find links to download end-of-day, tick and ask/bid history data for the current trading day as well as the previous days (+15 days of history).


Stooq

Stooq website is one of the best places to get historical market data for several countries including the United States and Germany (XETRA). You can download the recent and historical data for different period: daily, hourly, 5-minutes. Historical data can be downloaded in CSV or Metastock format (binary).

Note that ".DE" suffix is added to ticker symbols when you retrieve data for German stocks.

Another advantage of using Stooq is that the data is delivered in a compressed format and thus it reduces the download time.

Steps:
- Visit the following URL: https://stooq.com/db/h/
- Depending on the data you need, click on the appropriate link
- To get the recent data only, click on "Metastock Files"
- The list of German ticker symbol can be found here: https://stooq.com/db/l/?g=29


Boerse-Frankfurt

The official website of the Frankfurt stock exchange (Boerse Frankfurt) offers tick, intraday and EOD charting for stocks, ETFs and other securities listed.

Although, there is not link to download data from Boerse Frankfurt, you can use the following URL to download EOD data:
https://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/parts/boxes/chart/feed/100?request=HISTORY+294:6:6+DAILY+3654+20020828+20120828

The format is as follows:
https://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/parts/boxes/chart/feed/100?request=HISTORY+[SYMBOL ID]:6:6+DAILY+[NUMBER OF DAYS]+[START DATE]+[END DATE]

As you can see, the symbol name is numeric (BMW = 294) and this is unfortunate because you will have to find the numeric id of each stock before being able to use this download link correctly. As a conclusion, we recommend that you use instead one of the above downloaders to get end-of-day and intraday data for stocks listed on German exchanges.


DAX and other Popular German Indices

The DAX (Deutscher Aktien Index) is a German stock index that consists of the 30 major German companies listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Click here to get the list of all German stock indices. You can use Yahoo or Google to download EOD and intraday data for all these German indices. Popular indices such as the DAX, MDAX (Midcap index) and TECDAX, can also be found in Stooq website.

Please note that symbol name of indices may differ from one data provider to another. As an example, the ticker symbol of DAX is "INDEXDB:DAX" in Google finance and "^GDAXI" in Yahoo finance.


Do you know of any other free online websites to download German stocks data? Please add them in the comments.












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