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Cancellation of the Striezelmarkt and other Christmas markets as a result of the latest Coronavirus Protection Regulations

On the evening of 19 November 2021, the Saxon state government issued the new Coronavirus Protection Regulations, which have been in effect since Monday 22 November 2021. They stipulate the total cancellation, without replacement, of all Saxon Christmas markets, including the Striezelmarkt. In 2021, for the second year in a row, the Striezelmarkt and Dresden’s other Christmas markets will not take place.

Nevertheless, we wish all Dresden locals and visitors all the best for the festive season. Even without the Christmas markets, you will still be able to enjoy a unique Advent vibe in Saxony’s state capital.

What makes the Striezelmarkt unique?

Dresden’s Striezelmarkt is considered to be the oldest Christmas market in Germany. But it’s not just its record age that attracts visitors; it also boasts other outstanding features, such as the world’s tallest, 14.61-metre-high Ore Mountain step pyramid, what is likely to be the world’s largest walk-in candle arch, and a daily programme of cultural Christmas events for young and old. Equally irresistible, however, are Striezelmarkt’s premium little touches, like the Pflaumentoffel, a very historic handcrafted edible figurine made from dried plums. Not especially large, but all the more romantic, is the traditional Ferris wheel which provides fantastic aerial views of the Striezelmarkt’s meticulously adorned stalls.

Striezelmarkt mugs and Striezeltaler coins

The 587th edition of the Striezelmarkt will also see a new edition of the popular collector’s cups and taler coins, which are available for purchase here in the shop.

Experiences and accommodation

Whether you prefer to stay in cosy baroque surrounds, the hip, lively Neustadt district, or away from all the Christmas hustle and bustle on the city’s outskirts, the team from the Dresden Information Office will be glad to help you find a room – with no obligation. Visit your hotel or guesthouse directly online or contact the service centre.

The Dresden Information Office also provides extensive tips on events and exciting adventure tours through Dresden and the Elbland region. More information is available here.

Christmas in Dresden and the Elbland region

Get ready for big Christmas celebrations – from Dresden’s old town to festively decorated wineries. Centuries-old handicraft traditions, old and new friends, and radiant children’s faces. Right across Dresden and the Elbland region. Find out all there is to know about winter happenings in and around Dresden here.


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