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Hotels in Dresden

Cancelled in 2020.

From 26th November to 24th December 2021.

(to be confirmed).


Glittering lights, twinkling stars, beaming children’s faces, mulled wine, the scent of gingerbread, and Christmas carols – Dresden’s Striezelmarkt boasts a unique character, despite being in its 587th year. Regional specialities, such as Ore Mountain wood crafts, Lusatian blue-printed fabrics and Moravian stars, are particularly popular. And a piece of Original Dresdner Christstollen fruit loaf in the light of the step pyramid from the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) is of course another must. On November 26th 2021 at 3 pm, there is an Ecumenical service in the Kreuzkirche marking the opening of the 587th Striezelmarkt. 


Everyone who loves the typical Dresdner Stollen, the 26th Dresden Stollenfest on the 8th of December 2021 is exactly the right place to go. A big festival dedicated to the unique Dresden baking tradition, with historic pageant and giant Stollen, weighing several tonnes. The Stollen is cut up at the Striezelmarkt and sold for a good cause. The festival will also feature the “Dresdner Stollenmädchen”, the brand ambassador for Dresdner Christstollen and patron of the festival. (



Best hotels for Christmas

in Dresden

The Westin Bellevue Dresden

The Westin Bellevue Dresden ★★★★

From €85 / night

Dresden's Baroque district

Spa with 120 m² pool, saunas and a gym


Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe

Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe ★★★★

From €90 / night

In the heart of Dresden

Sauna, gym and a massage and beauty salon 


Holiday Inn Dresden - Am Zwinger

Holiday Inn Dresden  ★★★★

From €85 / night

Located in the Baroque heart of Dresden

Relax at the hotel bar or in the library 


Swissôtel Dresden Am Schloss

Hyperion Dresden ★★★★★

From €106/ night

In the heart of Dresden’s Old Town

Gym, spa, and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi


Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

Hotel Taschenbergpalais ★★★★★

From €135 / night

Next to Dresden Castle

French cuisine is served in the Palais Bistro


Bülow Palais

Bülow Palais ★★★★★

From €125/ night

15-minute walk from the Old Town

400m² day spa and a Michelin-star restaurant


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