Dresden – Germany
It is one of the largest and most authentic Christmas markets in Germany. Each year it ranks one of the most favourite Christmas Markets in Europe.
It was first mentioned in 1434 when the market was held to provide the people of Dresden with the meat for the Christmas meal. Since then, it has become a huge event with over 200 stalls, and it attracts 3 million visitors a year from all over the world. Christmas tales also come to life in the city’s theatres and museums host special exhibitions and boats adorned with lights glide along the Elbe.
Opening dates: 26th November to 24th December 2021.
Where to stay…….
NH Altmarkt – 4*
The NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt hotel is right at the heart of Dresden’s Old Town market square and a short stroll to the famous Frauenkirche. NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt offers modern, bright and spacious rooms……
Hilton Dresden – 4*
The Hilton Dresden hotel lies in the heart of Dresden’s Old Town, overlooking the Frauenkirche Church and just round the corner from the River Elbe. The hotel features a number of restaurants, including a traditional Saxon……
Hotel De Saxe – 4*
Located right next to the famous Frauenkirche, Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe in Dresden boasts an extremely convenient central position. Landmarks such as Semper Opera House, Zwinger and Royal Palace are within easy walking……
5 Top places to visit
Dresden Frauenkirche – Dresden’s spectacular Frauenkirche is one of the most remarkable reconstruction projects, completed in 1743, the spectacular Baroque original was considered one of the most beautiful churches in Europe. The Zwinger – a magnificent early 18th-century palace in the centre of the city beside the Elbe, and one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Germany. It houses more of the Dresden State Art Collections, including the Dresden Porcelain Collection, scientific instruments in the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments and much more. Semper Opera and Theaterplatz – the west side of Dresden’s Theaterplatz, one of Germany’s finest public squares, is dominated by the magnificent Semperoper, the city’s opera house, built in the style of the Italian High Renaissance. The Japanese Palace and the Golden Horseman – in the Neustädter Markt, across the river in Dresden Neustadt (the city’s newer district) is the statue of Augustus the Strong in the pose of a Caesar, and commonly known as the Golden Horseman. Albertinum – built between 1884 and 1887, the Renaissance Revival Albertinum on Brühl’s Terrace is as spectacular as the world-class art collection it houses. The museum is best known for its impressive New Masters Gallery.