Visit Germany's Oldest Christmas Market in Dresden
Dresden's Striezel Markt
[ source: Flickr]
In the center of the Dresden (Dresden vacation rentals | Dresden travel guide) Christmas market, the oldest Christmas market in Germany, you will find the world's biggest nutcracker and a huge Christmas pyramid, a 45 feet high wooden carousel with life—sized angels and scenes from the nativity. For a great view of the Dresden Christmas market, climb to one of the upper levels of the Christmas pyramid.
As is perhaps suitable to Germany's oldest Christmas market, the Dresden Christmas market is the place to buy traditional toys, puppets, and wood carvings that are handcrafted in the German Ore Mountains. The focus is on historic traditions and quality items.
Read the full article about the oldest Christmas market in Germany at gogermany.about.com
Find and book quality Germany Vacation Rentals and Holiday Apartments ...
By State: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bavaria, Berlin (region), Bern (Canton), Brandenburg, Bremen (region), Burgenland (Austria), Canton of Jura, Canton of Uri, Carinthia (Austria), Fribourg (Canton), Geneva (Canton), Glarus, Graubünden, Hamburg (region), Hesse, Lower Austria, Lower Saxony, Lucerne (Canton), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Obwalden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Salzburger Land (Austria), Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schaffhausen (Canton), Schleswig-Holstein, Schwyz (Canton), Solothurn, St. Gallen (Canton), Styria (Austria), Thurgau, Thuringia, Ticino, Tyrol (Austria), Upper Austria, Valais, Vaud, Vienna (Austria), Voralberg (Austria), Zug (Canton), Zürich (Canton), [ + ] more ...
Location, Map, and Driving Directions
[ view larger map ]
27th November until 24th December 2009
More Germany Travel Related Articles
- Germany Christmas Markets and December Travel Tips
- Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt
- Visit the Disturbing Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
- Follow the Kraft Family in Germany on their Live Like a German tour on Facebook!
- Raising Bilingual German Children Effectively
- Top Ski Resorts in Germany
- Cathedral Steps Festival Plays, Erfurt
- Visiting Legoland Germany
- Nighlife in Frankfurt
- Explore the Braunfels Castle
Nearby Destinations Where You Can Find Nice Germany Vacation Rentals
Dresden is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe. With a pleasant location and a mild climate, as well as Baroque-style architecture and numerous world-renowned museums and art collections,… [ + ] More Details
Related: Dresden Vacation Rentals
Freiberg (i.e. free mountain) is a city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, capital of the Mittelsachsen district. The city was founded in 1186, and has been a center of the mining industry in the Ore Mountains for centuries. A symbol of this history… [ + ] More Details
Related: Freiberg (Saxony) Vacation Rentals
Located in the state of Saxony, Königstein lies in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge District and has a population of about 3,000 residents. This area is famous for its spectacular rock formations and its resemblance to the Swiss Alpine region.… [ + ] More Details
Related: Königstein (Saxony) Vacation Rentals
Voigtsdorf is a small village in Saxony just 25 miles from the Czech Republic. Whether you’re looking to relax, go hiking or skiing, or explore the nearby Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), we offer a comfortable, well-appointed vacation apartment with an… [ + ] More Details
Related: Voigtsdorf Vacation Rentals
Rathen is a village in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, in Saxony, Germany, about 35 km southeast of Dresden on the Elbe River. Rathen has between 400 and 500 inhabitants. [ + ] More Details
Related: Rathen Vacation Rentals
Feedback, comments, questions?
If you have visited here please share your experiences with our readers on Facebook. Or, if you have other cool trip suggestions and would like to contribute a travel guide here, please drop me an email. We also are encouraging free-lancers, travel guide writers or publishers who have great Germany related content to send us an email and get in touch with us.
Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!
We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.
Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!
Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details
Add the "Best of Live Like a German" to your web site or blog!
Get the Best of Live Like a German badge, which shows the latest Germany travel tips, popular vacation packages, special trip plans, and a selection of travel guides. It can be integrated easily into your web site or blog.
[ + ] More Details