Dresden Private Christmas Market Tour


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    You haven’t seen Christmas in Germany if you didn’t go to Dresden! The city has the largest number of Christmas markets in eastern Germany, a total of 11, and it is the site of the oldest still standing seasonal event in the country. In 1434 Dresden issued the first permit for a food market on Christmas Eve, marking the very beginning of the Christmas Market tradition in Germany. It is one of the most traditional, with many traditions related with the city’s local industries, like mining, woodworking and pottery.

    You will learn about:
    The fascinating history and stunning architecture of this old german city
    About the rise of the city into a major cultural center before it met its tragic fate during WWII
    The history of the Catholic Court Church
    History of the Striezelmarkt
    The connection to the Erzgebirge of a certain Christmas delicacy

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