The glow of lights in the streets, the scent of fresh almonds and mulled wine and contemplative Christmas music in the air make the Advent season in Dresden a unique experience. With the Taschenbergpalais as your starting point, you can perfectly explore the 13 Christmas markets. Stroll along the individual stands, admire the Erzgebirge carving art and enjoy culinary delicacies from the region. There is something for every taste.
We have summarised the Christmas markets in Dresden for you:
Germany's oldest and best-known Christmas market will open its doors again in November. The glow of lights, the scent of mulled wine and Christmas music once again enchant the city centre around the Altmarkt. You can reach the Christmas market within 5 minutes on foot.
2. ADVENT ON THE NEUMARKT
The Christmas market is located directly at the Neumarkt in front of the Church of Our Lady and enchants its visitors with its unmistakable historical charm and the elaborate replicas of the former market idyll. You can reach the Christmas market within 3 minutes on foot.
3. TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE FRAUENKIRCHE
Directly between the Church of Our Lady and Brühlscher Terrasse, in the Münzgasse, the traditional Christmas market awaits you in the historic Old Town. You can reach the Christmas market within 5 minutes on foot.
4. MEDIAEVAL CHRISTMAS STALLHOF
Experience the probably most historical Christmas market in the Dresden Stallhof, a few meteres away from the Frauenkirche Dresden and in the midst of an impressive atmosphere. You can reach the Christmas market within 5 minutes on foot.
5. DRESDNER HÜTTENZAUBER
Fans of après-ski and hut fun will love the Dresdner Hüttenzauber. In over 2,000 sq m at the Postplatz, you can dance, laugh and celebrate. The market also offers a curling track. You can reach the Christmas market on foot within 2 minutes.
6. ELBHANG CHRISTMAS MARKET
Away from the hustle and bustle, the probably smallest and most relaxed Christmas market in Dresden presents itself and invites you to a contemplative Advent stroll among small stands. You can reach the Christmas Market in Loschwitz by car in about 20 minutes or by tram line 4 and then by bus line 63 to Körnerplatz.
7. DRESDNER WINTERLICHTER
Along Prager Straße, the sparkling world of lights invites you to take a Christmas stroll. With 85 stalls and a 25 metre-high Ferris wheel, you experience pure Christmas flair. In addition, you can marvel at the unique lighting concept of the market. You can reach the market within 10 minutes on foot.
Experience the international Christmas atmosphere in Dresden Neustadt directly at the Golden Reiter. The white and gold pagodas stretch along the main street, offering craftsmanship and exotic international cuisine. Further highlights are the Blue Tree in the middle of the market and the ice rink at the end of the market. You can reach the market by tram lines 3, 7 and 8 from Pirnaischer Platz.
9. CHRISTMAS MARKET KUNSTHOFPASSAGE
In the backyards of the Neustadt in Dresden's Kunsthofpassage, you can experience the enchanted Nikolausmarkt with its cosy ambience, delicacies from all over the world and St. Nicholas' offerings for children. You can reach the Christmas Market by tram lines 3, 7 and 8 from Pirnaischer Platz.
10. NEUSTÄDTER GELICHTER
For the tenth time already, the cosy Christmas market presents itself in the Dresden Neustadt at the Scheune. Marvel at the oversized Schwippbogen of the Neustädter Gelichter and stroll among and feast at all the stalls. You can reach the market by tram lines 3, 7 and 8 from Pirnaischer Platz.
11. ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS MARKET
Experience pure romance at the Residenzschloss and right next to the Taschenbergpalais. A relaxed atmosphere and small stands leave the Christmas hustle and bustle behind.
12. FAIR CHRISTMAS MARKET DRESDEN
On the second weekend of Advent, the Fairer Weihnachtsmarkt Dresden takes place in the Dreikönigskirche. A colourful market awaits you, with 50 unique retailers offering homemade products from the sustainable range. You can reach the market by tram lines 3, 7 and 8 from Pirnaischer Platz.
13. LICHTERGLANZ UND BUDENZAUBER
Let yourself be enchanted by the Christmassy and contemplative flair of the Christmas market ‘Lichterglanz & Budenzauber’ in the village centre of Altkötzschenbroda in Radebeul. Christmas workshops, a light path and different programmes invite young and old for a Christmas stroll. You can reach Altkötzschenbroda by car within 30 minutes or by tram line 4 to the Gradsteg stop or by S-Bahn Radebeul Kötzschenbroda stop.