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( The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is considered the first genuine Christmas market in the world. Founded as a one-day market in 1434, it celebrated its 587th anniversary in 2021.

The market has over 240 stands, offering local products, and extends over half a mile long between Prager Strasse and Hauptstrasse. Its 240 stands attract about 3 million visitors from all over the world. The annual market lasts throughout the Advent season until Christmas Eve.

Walking along the stands is something special for the senses where you can find the scent of sweets in the air, shimmering Christmas trees and the glittering nativity scenes which envelop the visitor in a truly magical atmosphere. Visitors get an unforgettable experience from wandering among the typical and famous wooden houses, elf cottages, puppet theater and Santa Claus’ House – all which seem to come straight out of a fairytale.

Today the most famous features of Dresden Striezelmarkt are the world's largest usable Christmas arch with a breadth of 13.5 metres (44 ft) and a height of more than 5 metres (16 ft) and the 14-metre (46 ft) high Erzgebirge Christmas pyramid. Situated on the Dresden Striezelmarkt is a children’s adventure world. Here, the prune chimney sweep’s cottage and the bakery are open for kneading and arts and crafts. A puppet theatre, merry-go-round, and a children’s railway are also operating. On the Dresden Striezelmarkt, a daily stage programme takes place. During Advent weekends, special events such as Dresden Stollen Festival and Pyramid and Christmas Arch Festival take place.

The Dresdner Striezelmarkt is undoubtedly a market full of history and charm, a fantastic miniature world where you can immerse yourself in lights, aromas and tastes to truly experience the atmosphere of a magical Christmas. 

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