Dresden Christmas Market

Traditionally known as the Striezelmarkt, the Dresden Christmas market is the oldest Christmas market of Germany with its origins dating as far back as 1424. It is situated between Münzgasse Strasse and the Frauenkirche, a historical portion of the city centre.

Visitors will be interested to learn that this market derives its name from a sweet delicacy, hefestriezel, now known as the Dresden Christsollen. Few people are aware of the fact that this region supplies gifts to Christmas markets all over Germany. Visitors should check out the special handcrafted goods that are rarely available elsewhere.

Christmas market, Striezelmarkt in Dresden

Christmas market, Striezelmarkt in Dresden

Check out the candleholders and smoking figures from Ezrgebrige Mountains, the pottery along with the indigo blue textile products from Pulsnitz. Part from other things, visitors are awed by the 14 meters tall Christmas pyramid, the tallest of its type in the world, and the biggest nut cracker in the world.

Do not forget to relish the German Christmas cake, the Christsollen, from which the market derives its name. It is recommended that you visit this market with some spare time. After shopping has been completed and you have finished the Christsollen, check out the bakers, glass-blowers, and carvers, showcasing their skills at the crafts market. Do not forget to purchase the traditional Pflaumentoffel of Dresden. (photo: LH DD/Dittrich)

Opening times
25/11/10 – 24/12/10
Sun – Thu 10:00 – 20:00
Fri – Sat 10:00 – 21:00
24 Dec 2010: 10am – 2pm
Stollen festival: 4 Dec 2010
Pyramid festival: 11 Dec 2010

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