I am so crazy for Christmas and taking down the Christmas tree and all the decorations make me sad. But I have a lot of stories to share with you for your next Christmas. If you are like me and already started making plans for where to celebrate next Christmas then keep reading my Christmas destinations blog post series.
I am so excited to introduce Alex Waltner from Swedish Nomad. I just can’t believe he wrote a guest post for my blog. Alex is a professional travel blogger and photographer. His pictures and explanation will surely force you to visit Dresden in the next Christmas. Check out how to enjoy Christmas in Dresden by Alex from Swedish nomad.
Enjoy Christmas in Dresden by Alex from Swedish nomad
Dresden is a wonderful city to visit during Christmas. It’s situated in South East Germany, and it’s the capital of the Free state of Saxony. The city is ancient and has a long history of being home to royals and kings of Saxony.
So it should come as no surprise that Dresden is very rich in culture and art. The architecture is stunning in many parts, with old buildings. The city is also one of the most visited destinations in Germany with more than 4 million overnight stays a year.
I really like the city because it’s not too big, but still large enough to have everything needed, and during Christmas it’s one of the best places one can visit in Europe. There’s definitely no lack of spirit here!
Dresden Christmas Market
Dresden Christmas Market, also known as Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. It’s also perhaps one of the most famous Christmas markets in Germany. The market has been held since at least 1434, which was the first time it was mentioned, under Friedrich II.
In 2014, the market celebrated its 580th anniversary. Since 2014 it has grown exceptionally, and now you can find up to 250 stalls. The annual market lasts through the advent season until Christmas eve.
It’s a traditional market where you will find old toymakers, sausages, glühwein, candy, handicrafts and lots of other stalls. For the kids there are also some carousels and playgrounds.
The vibe and atmosphere is exactly what you can expect from a charming Christmas market in Germany. Not only tourists come here, but also many locals, ranging from a wide range of ages.
People come here to enjoy themselves and celebrate the festive season that awaits around the corner. The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is one of the coziest Christmas markets I’ve visited, and I will definitely recommend a visit here.