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Dresden Christmas Market

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Dresdner Striezelmarkt was founded in 1434, making it one of Germany's oldest Christmas Markets. The name (Striezel) derives from a local fruit cake that was traditionally sold at the market, and is now better known as Stollen. The market takes...more
Altnarkt, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is by far the best Christmas market we went to in Germany! I took a road trip over the holidays with some friends and this was one of our first stops. It felt unique to the rest of the markets you'll find in Germany...More

2  Thank Jsaf23
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Although I have seen Christmas markets in Germany before, in Nurenberg, Stuttgart and Berlin, I never saw so many different Christmas markets in the same town. The food and gifts on offer were great.

Thank Saurabh G
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The atmosphere will blow you away, the Gluehwein is quite expensive but you have heaps choices where you can eat, drink or buy some Christmas souvenirs

Thank ReebEztam
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We patronized 2 stalls and both stalls harboured staff who were inclined to be culturally selective. At one stall we ordered bratwurst, sauerkraut in bun and pizza-like bread. 2 staff attended to us and they were business-like while a third stood in the background sizing...More

1  Thank Ghee Soon C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We traveled to Dresden, Prague, Vienna and Budapest for Christmas Markets. Dresden's markets were, by far, the best decorated, most original stalls that we saw. The atmosphere was festive and there was a large variety of food choices. While it was crowded, it was fun...More

Thank Mary Beth W
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice Christmas markets and with plenty choices of foods and souveniers.Very warm spirit of holiday season.

Thank Ja C
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is one of the best Christmas Market we ever visited. There is a huge variety of food and booths to buy presents. The view of the market from the building in front is gorgeous and you can't miss it.

Thank Sonia A
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Having also frequented the Christmas markets in Berlin and Prague, all four members of our family (including a 9yo girl and 6yo boy) voted Dresden's Striezelmarkt as the best one we went to. Quite a large market, filling the Altmarkt Square, and boasting a healthy...More

2  Thank cameronjflint
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Went there at night. There are many stalls there mostly offering either mulled wine, sweets, Christmas decorations or German snacks. I had the apple punch and my friend had mulled wine. It was very tasty. The sugared almonds were nice too. The lights are particularly...More

1  Thank Shani W
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Having been to Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Cesky Krumlov Christmas markets, I can say with some assurance that this one is the best. People are relatively friendly, food is good, Gluhwine and Gluhbier are excellent. It is decorated beautifully and has puppet shows and live entertainers...More

1  Thank wazza2222
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Steve B
27 February 2018|
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Steve, We flew Dublin to Frankfurt to Dresden, and Munich on the way back. That time of year can be bad weather. Flight delays. Dresden has a nice little airport. Taxi stand outside. Lufthansa both flights. Prices were not... More
Liz C
31 December 2017|
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Hi, I bought a miniature Christmas carousel from a permanent shop in the mall adjacent to the Striezelmarkt in the main square. I am assuming this shop stays open all year round and that you will find your manger scenes... More
Jennifer O
27 September 2017|
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Yes, there is at least the one in the stabile yard open between x-mas and new year. It's located beside Dresden Castle and medievally designed. Really awesome!
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