Landeshauptstadt Dresden - 23.02.2024 08:24:49 Uhr 20.06.2024 23:42:49 Uhr

590. Dresden Striezelmarkt 2024

open from 27 November until 24 December 2024

Location: Dresden’s Altmarkt

Opening hours
Daily: 10 am to 9 pm
Opening day (27 November): 4 to 9 pm
Christmas Eve (24 December): 10 am to 2 pm

What makes the Striezelmarkt unique?

The Dresden Striezelmarkt is regularly voted the favourite Christmas market in German-speaking countries. The 589th edition will take place in 2023, making it the oldest Christmas market in Germany. This visitor magnet attracts visitors with superlatives such as the world's largest 14.61-metre-high step pyramid from the Ore Mountains, what is probably the world's largest walk-in candle arch and a free daily Christmas cultural programme for young and old.

A real heartbreaker: the popular plum potato. Nobody can resist the wrinkly little figure when it smiles mischievously at the other person from under its top hat. The loving craftsmanship can be seen in every millimetre of this fruity doll on wooden legs.

And anything but particularly large - but all the more romantic: the historic Ferris wheel. A ride on it is a bit like travelling back in time, when you can look happily over the glittering huts of the Striezelmarkt with candy floss in your hand, the smell of roasted almonds in your nose and a barrel organ playing softly from somewhere.


An evening at Striezelmarkt


For press and media representatives: Please contact the organiser, Landeshauptstadt Dresden, by email at for enquiries and information material.