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...