The Christmas market at the Frauenkirche is characterised by its old and traditional handicrafts. Particularly popular among visitors is the Erzgebirge folk art, with its “Räuchermännchen” incense smokers, nutcrackers, pyramids, “Schwibbogen” candle arches, candle holders, and angels. Carved delicately out of wood, the figures attest to craftsmanship which has remained unchanged for generations.
Moravian stars, Plauen lace, and Freiberg tin are of course also permanent fixtures. In addition to Christmas ornaments and decorations, the market also sells unique pieces such as hand-pulled candles, pottery and mouth-blown glassware. Plus unusual wooden toys, gift items, home accessories, jewellery and textiles.
The numerous food stalls attract hungry and thirsty patrons, with seductively sweet aromas of hot waffles, curd cheese balls, stuffed baked apples, chestnuts, roasted almonds, and special varieties of marzipan and nougat filling the air. Trdelnik, a type of chimney cake, and Dresdner Rahmklecks pastries are also a big hit amongst visitors to the Christmas market.
As the snowflakes start dancing and the icy wind blows, you can warm up over some exquisite mulled wine, punch or a glass of Feuerzangenbowle (an alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and dripped into mulled wine). You must also try the original Dresdner Christstollen® (Christmas cake). There are many nooks and crannies where you can huddle up and enjoy. The mulled wine goblets, re-designed each year with artistic motifs, are very popular amongst collectors or as souvenirs.
The Traditional Christmas Market will open its gates for the 17th time at 10am on 29/11/2017.
Take a bit of time to enjoy a short tour through the lane. Pictures from previous years can be found here. >>
Brightening children’s faces
Santa can be found in Münzgasse every day from 4pm, and looks forward to seeing the children and their families. >>
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
Rank & Büttig Handels- und Verwaltungs GmbH
Münzgasse 10, 01067 Dresden
Phone +49 351 49 89 803
Fax +49 351 49 89 805
MARKET OPENING HOURS
Daily from 29/11 to 24/12/2017
Sun to Thu 10am to 9pm
Fri and Sat 10am to 10pm
(snack/food stalls until 11pm)
24/12 10am to 2pm
ORIGINAL DRESDNER CHRISTSTOLLEN®
The world famous Christstollen cake is sent all over the world in a decorative box. And of course bears the Stollen seal guaranteeing you top quality.