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Hotels in Dresden

From 28th November to 24th December 2018


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 584th 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 2018 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 2018 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)


In addition, there are different themed days and festivities at the Striezelmarkt:


  • Dresden Advent Calendar Festival 1/12/2018
  • Dresden Gingerbread Festival 2/12/2018
  • Dresden Pflaumentoffel Festival 9/12/2018
  • The Long Striezel Night 14/12/2018
  • Dresden Pyramid Festival 15/12/2018
  • Dresden Schwibbogen Festival 16/12/2018
  • Christmas at Dresden City Hall 17/12/2018
  • Decorating the Dresden Christmas Tree 22/12/2018
  • Dresden Kreuzkirche Day 23/12/2018



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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