Germany’s oldest Christmas market is taking place for the 583rd time this year. The wooden huts sell traditional products manufactured in the region alongside Saxon folk art, both of which make the Striezelmarkt so popular. Weekly events, music, a Ferris wheel, an enchanted forest and a puppet theatre keeps both kids and adults entertained.
The Augustusmarkt on the right side of the Elbe has a tempting array of traditional German goods and local crafts, as well as international treats from Danish Glögg and Dijon mustard through to Swiss chocolate and oriental spices. Eat, drink and shop your way along Hauptstrasse and walk down to the riverfront for picturesque views over Dresden.