Landeshauptstadt Dresden - 28.11.2019 12:41:57 Uhr 28.09.2020 05:29:38 Uhr

Christmas arts and crafts

With the popular Ore Mountain wood carvings, Plauen lace, subtly patterned fabrics crafted by the Lusatian dyers, ceramics from Saxony’s Silesian region, and Christmas-tree decorations from Thuringia, Dresden’s Striezelmarkt is a showcase of traditional folk art. But it’s not just about buying handmade arts and crafts; the pavilions of the Christmas display workshops also allow visitors to witness the artisanal trades live in action.

Here, craftspeople carve and sculpt delicate Christmas decorations that play an integral role in Ore Mountain folk art. You can also watch Stollen bakers as they prepare their delicious treats according to old traditional methods.