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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 2 weeks ago

There are many Christmas markets in Dresden each with its own unique flavor but this is the best. You can buy all sorts of Christmas goodies here including souvenirs, food items and decorations. Or you can just stroll around soaking in the ambience of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This market may resemble a mall but it’s much bigger and more extensive than that. in fact we didn’t even get through the whole place. it went on and on and on! The stores seem to be much more high-end than your regular local mall...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caron868
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The Christmas Market in Dresden is well worth a visit. Not only is it possible to buy Christmas decorations for the Christmas tree, but also hand crafted items as Christmas presents for all the family members of all ages. The mulled wine, Gluh wine, is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is one of the best christmas markets i have seen so far. However little expensive but love the atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Bett W
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank gheesoon
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

Date of experience: December 2017
2  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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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
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31 December 2017|
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Response from wazza2222 | Reviewed this property |
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
27 September 2017|
Response from JanaK2115 |
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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