World’s Oldest Christmas Market in Dresden, Germany

World’s Oldest Christmas Market in Dresden, Germany

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Touted as hosting the world’s oldest Christmas market, Dresden, Germany has a mile of Christmas merriment to behold. Since 1434, Striezelmarkt has hosted a traditional Christmas market that pulls out all the stops. Located in the center of Dresden, Striezelmarkt is transformed each year into a Christmas wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, powdery snow and the smells of sweet stollen. Take an enchanting trip down the Elbe River. Get acquainted with Saxon Christmas traditions such as the making of wooden toys. Watch live performances of cherished Christmas stories, including Hansel and Gretel at the State Operetta. Enjoy Christmas carols being sung from every corner of the magical market.

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