Beautiful Christmas markets in Germany
  • Christmas market Dresden

    Altmarkt, Dresden

    How to Get There?

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      There are many connections to all major German and European cities to and from Dresden main trainstation. The city is also connected to international networks like IC, ICE and EC. The market not far at all - only 15minutes on foot or take the tram line 3 to `Pirnaischer Platz`.

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      Take the highways B 6, B 170, B 172 or B 173 to Dresden and follow the signs to the inner city. Plenty of parking is available (parking guidance system). In close proximity to the market there is underground and Old Market Square Old Market Gallery (open 24 hours).

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.049278
      LONGTITUDE: 13.736225

       

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      The airport not even 20 minutes away from Dresdens city center by car or cab. But you can also catch the the S-Bahn to Hauptbahnhof Dresden from the basement of the airport (about 20 minutes).

      Nearest airport

      Dresden International (DRS)

    Why Go There?

    End November till Christmas

    The Dresden Christmas Market is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. Experience the bustling marketplace and traditional Saxon treats of the holiday season in the heart of the baroque city of Dresden

    The beautiful city on the Elbe river and it´s wonderful Christmas Market attract annualy approximately 2.5 million visitors during christmas time. The name "Striezelmarkt" derives from the Dresdner Stollen, which is a traditional saxon christmas treat and called Strutzel or Striezel in Middle High German.

    Focal point of the market is probably the world's largest at 14.62 metres Erzgebirge step pyramid. Small stalls all over the market offer traditional manufactured goods from the region as well as the most tasteful mulled wine and delicious food. There is a lot to discover on the christmas market, specially for Families with children. Every evening Santa Claus opens a door on a giant the advent calendar for the children. Special attractions for the little ones are also the fairytale forest with the fairy tale railway, carousel and the historic Ferris wheel.

    Dresden has a beautiful old town with many historically valuable buildings, even the shopping is excellent. The greatest concentration of stores and shops situated in the city center, the northern Prague road and the old market.

    Please find more information about Striezelmarkt:

    www.dresden.de/en/05/08-Christmas.php

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Altmarkt, Dresden, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Local speciality

    Try the gingerbread from the gingerbread town Pulsnitz or the Dresdner Stollen and the `Pflaumentoffel` (a figure made of dried or prunes)

    Sightseeing

    Dresden offers numerous historical sights. In addition to the famous Zwinger or the Semper opera house we recommend the "Frauenkirche". Due to it´s awful destruction and successful reconstruction the church has become a landmark for tolerance and peace around the world.

    Spa & Wellness

    Less than an hour's drive from Dresden is one of the most beautiful saltwater pool - sauna - and wellness areas in Germany: the Spreewald Therme. The Therme is also connected with a beautiful hotel, perfect for a few relaxing days.

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