Christmas tours with Dresdenwalks

Our Christmas tours are back!

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From Striezelmarkt to Stollenfest – in Dresden you have a lot It’s the special season in Dresden again and numerous Christmas markets invite not only locals but also visitors for a stroll during the Advent season. The traditional Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas...

Of Nutcrackers, Smoking men, Flower children and more

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If you’ve been walking through the Christmas markets in Germany, especially Saxony and Dresden, you must have noticed the stalls with a variety of traditional wooden figurines. Nutcrackers, the ‘Smoking Men’ or wooden figurines that emit incense smoke, or the...

The Moravian Star from Herrnhut

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One of the most familiar signs of Christmas is the illuminated Moravian Star that lights up many a front porches around the world. When I first arrived in Dresden I loved seeing them everywhere, transforming the city into a fairyland during and after Advent. The star is an...
Christmas tours with Dresdenwalks

Christmas Tours and Striezelmarkt

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Christmas market galore in Dresden Even before the first Advent weekend, the Dresden city transforms  in a proper Christmas market landscape. It starts at Central Station in the south ans ends in the Neustadt on the other side of the Elbe river. And right in the middle is one of...

At the Christmas Market in Dresden this week.

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Remember our older post about Dresden’s Christmas Market? It is the oldest and is celebrating its 580th year this time! It’s on till the 24th of December, but there are some special events along the way for visitors. On Friday, the 12th is the Night of the Stars or...

The Dresdner Stollenfest

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Today was the Dresden ‘Stollenfest’, a great festival with a lively procession through the city centre featuring a Stollen- the christmas cake particular to and only original from the Dresden region. The stollen that is paraded in the festival is not a regular one...
Christmas tour of Dresdenwalks

DRESDENWALKS WELCOMES YOU TO TOURS IN THE BLAZE OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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Even before the first Advent, Dresden is transformed into a proper Christmas landscape from the main train station in the south to the New Town on the other side of the Elbe river – and in the middle is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany, the Striezelmarkt. This year...