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Dresdner Weihnachtsmärkte – Dresden’s Christmas Markets

You’re visiting Dresden, either on a day-trip from Berlin or Leipzig, or you’re staying in Dresden for a couple of nights. By day, you’ll see, for example, the Semper Oper and the Zwinger, and you’ll walk through the Neustadt. At night after dinner, you might catch the golden glow cast by lights on the architecture.

But by late-November in the Saxon state capital city, you will likely encounter at least one of the following Christmas markets in the city:

  1. Augustusmarkt am Neustädter Markt
  2. Weihnachtsmarkt an der Frauenkirche in der Münzgasse
  3. Advent auf dem Neumarkt
  4. Mittelalter-Weihnacht im Stallhof (Residenzschloss)
  5. the big central Striezelmarkt am Altmarkt

1. Augustusmarkt

Neustädter Markt (New Town Market Square).

Augustusmarkt, Christmas market, Neustaedter Markt, Neustadt, Dresden, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, myRTW,

Augustusmarkt, am Neustädter Markt (HL)

Augustusmarkt, Christmas market, Neustaedter Markt, Neustadt, Dresden, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, myRTW,

Smoked salmon specialty, representing Finland’s Kainuu region (HL)

2. Frauenkirche

In der Münzgasse (Market on Münzgasse).

3. Neumarkt

Advent market at New Market Square.

4. Residenzschloss

Mittelalter Weihnacht im Stallhof (medieval Christmas).

Mittelalter-Weihnacht im Stallhof, Weihnachtsmarkt, medieval Christmas, Residenzschloss, Dresden, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, myRTW,

5. Striezelmarkt

Altmarkt (Old Market Square).

Striezelmarkt, Christmas market, photo by Sylvio Dittrich, for Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen

Striezelmarkt, photo by S. Dittrich for Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen (Source: DZT/GNTB)

•   DW Documentary 2018, in English on YouTube.

Public transport:

To reach the Augustusmarkt, take tram 4, 8, or 9 to stop “Neustädter Markt”. For the other markets, take tram 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, or 12 to stop “Pirnaischer Platz”; alternatively, go to stop “Altmarkt” with tram 1, 2, or 4. Check maps and route updates at DVB, Dresden’s transport authority.

I received no compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the city of Dresden. Except for the photo of Striezelmarkt, I made all other photos above on 21 December 2012 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as

9 Responses to “Dresdner Weihnachtsmärkte – Dresden’s Christmas Markets”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. I imagine, because the crowds at the Striezelmarkt are mad craaaazy busy. I didn’t mind going to the other “smaller” markets at the time. 😉

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Becky. I’m glad you had a good time in Dresden, and that you were able to visit the main Striezelmarkt as well as the medieval market in the Residenzschloss. Lots to see in the city and the area! Thanks for your comments!

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