From 27th November to 24th December 2019
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 585th 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 28th 2019 at 3 pm, there is an Ecumenical service in the Kreuzkirche marking the opening of the 584th Striezelmarkt.
Everyone who loves the typical Dresdner Stollen, the 25th Dresden Stollenfest on the 8th of December 2019 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. (www.dresdnerstollen.com)
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