Landeshauptstadt Dresden - striezelmarkt.dresden.dehttps://striezelmarkt.dresden.de/en/markttreiben/essen-und-trinken/stollen.php 13.01.2020 14:22:27 Uhr 31.05.2020 01:26:59 Uhr
Stollen from Dresden – a Christmas classic
Visitors to Dresden’s Striezelmarkt particularly enjoy cutting themselves a thick slice of Dresden Christstollen, every single one of which is made by artisan Dresden bakeries based on secret and traditional recipes. The name ‘Striezelmarkt’ dates back to the delicious bakery item that is today world renowned as the ‘Dresdner Christstollen’. ‘Strutzel’ or ‘Striezel’ was the Middle High German word for a Danish pastry with an elongated, sometimes even braided shape. It was probably designed to look like the swaddled child from the Christian Nativity story. In some Saxon cities, this ‘Christbrot’ (‘bread of Christ’) was also called a ‘Stollen’ or ‘Stolle’ for its roll-like shape. Over time, the ingredients were refined, and the name ‘Stollen’ caught on. It has been part of Christmas festivities since 1617.