Hotels Dresden Christmas Market
Are you planning to stay in Dresden during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Dresden to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotels close to Dresden – Altmarkt – Dresden Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!
The Dresden Christmas Market 2023 known as Striezelmarkt is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Dresden, a few weeks before Christmas.
Dresden’s residents love their Striezelmarkt. Since 1434, the market has preserved its distinctive character despite a few changes. The world’s largest Erzgebirge step pyramid, which made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999, is 14.62 meters tall and can be seen far and wide. More than 2.5 million people visit the romantic Altmarkt Square every year.
This year the market runs between 26th November 2023 to 24th December 2023. The Dresden Christmas Market is located on Altmarkt, Dresden old town.
Other popular Christmas Markets in Dresden are: Winterlights of Dresden, Christmas markets at the Frauenkirche, Stallhof Advent Festival, Romantic Christmas market, Dresden alpine hut magic, Augustus market, Neustädter Gelichter, St. Nicholas Market, Elbhangfest Christmas Market.
How is the weather in December in Dresden?
The average temperature in December is about 5° / 0° (low) and light snow is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Dresden and Germany if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!
Best Restaurants in Dresden for the perfect Christmas Dinner
- Restaurant brennNessel Dresden
- lila Soße
- Restaurant Genuss-Atelier
Best Day Tours in Dresden in Winter
Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. Completed in 1743 and rebuilt after WWII, the baroque church Frauenkirche is famed for its grand dome. The Versailles-inspired Zwinger palace houses museums including Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, exhibiting masterpieces of art like Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna.
- Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Dresden
- Full-Day Tour to Bohemian and Saxon National Park from Dresden
- Bicycle tour of Dresden
- Dresden Private Walking Tour
- Inflatable boat rental in Dresden
1. Premier Inn Dresden City Zentrum Hotel 4* – Hotels Near Dresden Christmas Market
Off a main road and a 4-minute walk from the Altmarkt-Galerie Dresden mall, this casual hotel is an 8-minute walk from art and history exhibits at the Dresden Castle, and 14 minutes away by foot from the Dresden Central train station.
Understated rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as city views; some have sitting areas. Family rooms are also available.
There’s a relaxed restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner.
Directly in the city centre of Dresden, next to Dresdner Altmarkt , the new Holiday Inn Express opened on 2nd May 2011. Just a few minutes to walk to visit the famous sights of Dresden like the Frauenkirche , the Zwinger , the Gruenes Gewoelbe or for example the Semperoper.
The Holiday Inn Express Dresden City Centre is the perfect point of origin for your individual discovery of the famous city of Dresden.
Premier Inn Dresden City Zentrum Hotel was previously the Holiday Inn Express Dresden City Centre. From the picturesque Old Town to the scenic river Elbe, you’ll have all of Dresden’s top attractions right on your doorstep when you stay at our Premier Inn Dresden City (Zentrum) hotel.
If you fancy getting a taste of the city’s history, then Dresden Castle and the famous Frauenkirche are only a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, you could spend the day exploring nearby sights like the Altmarkt-Galerie, the Stadtmuseum or Zwinger Palace.
The staff was absolutely friendly and superbly nice. The room was large and perfect for two people living out of their suitcases. The interior of the rooms was a clear 10.0.
Everything was super clean (which might also be due to the age of the hotel?). The beds were extremely comfortable.
A good-sized room with comfortable bed, pillows and bed linen. Clean and modern bathroom with hairdryer.
Lovely restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner nearby. The room rate another highlight. I definitely would stay here again.
Seriously don’t bother looking at other hotels and just book this one! Whilst you may see the price and think no way a hotel could be this good for almost €50 a night but they exceed expectations.
Location is perfect and the hotel staff are friendly and helpful. They also speak English which is a big plus for a tourist such as myself! I am spending my entire time in Dresden here and could not be happier.
How much does a room costs at Premier Inn Dresden City Centre?
Prices start 54$/night for Double Room.
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2. NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt 4* – Hotels Near Dresden Christmas Market
This 4-star hotel lies on the Altmarkt Square in Dresden’s Old Town. The NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt offers modern rooms with free high-speed Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a gym with a roof terrace.
The bright and spacious rooms at the NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt feature classic décor with dark wood interiors and floors. All rooms are air-conditioned, include a desk and feature hypoallergenic bedding and hard flooring. Guests also receive a local newspaper daily free of charge and access to the complimentary ironing service (1 item per stay).
A full breakfast buffet and a selection of Spanish and German meals are served in the elegant restaurant with its beige and red colour schemes.
Overlooking Dresden’s Market Square, this modern hotel lies a 6-minute walk from the reconstructed Frauenkirche church and 1.5 km from the Internationales Congress Center Dresden.
Contemporary rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Some have kitchenettes, dining tables and/or city views, while apartments add living areas with pull-out sofas.
The hotel offers a breakfast buffet (fee). There’s a refined restaurant serving German and Spanish fare, as well as a chic cocktail bar with a cigar lounge.
The brand new NH Dresden Altmarkt is located a few blocks from the Elbe river, in the very heart of the beautiful city of Dresden.
Guests are just minutes away from numerous attractions, such as the renowned and recently renovated Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Semperoper (Semper Opera House), and Zwinger (Dungeon).
The hotel amenities are on par with other hotels in its class. The location cannot ne beat. It is very close to a main parking garage, within walking distance of many of the must-see sights in Dresden, and if you are visiting the Christmas market, you can’t find a better location.
My family chose this spot due to its proximity to several Christmas markets in he area, and we were not disappointed.
While visiting Dresden for the annual Christmas Market we stayed here. It is a top rate hotel, very professionally run from the front desk throughout the entire staff.
The room was very spacious and staff kept it spotless. Room amenities included a Krio coffee maker and glass front mini bar. Room service and the restaurant were equally outstanding with all meals delicious and quickly served.
Our room overlooked the Christmas Market and the lights were delightful. This location also brings all the Dresden tourist attractions within a 10 minute walk.
The location is perfect if you plan to sightsee in the Old Town, as we did. Everything is within easy walking distance. We were especially excited that our room overlooked Altmarkt square, and when we were there, a cute little harvest fair was going on.
It was so much fun to look down on the booths, and watch the little Ferris wheel turning right outside our window.
I understand that this is also where the Christmas market is held each year.
A modern, stylish slightly anonymous feeling hotel. Room a little on the small side, but everything-towels, bed, coffee maker etc.-good quality and very clean.
Bar and restaurant lacked atmosphere.
Excellent breakfast. Everything very good quality.
Plenty of choice. All you would expect from a good breakfast buffet + smoothies, fresh honeycomb and champagne.
As many have commented, the location is excellent, within easy walking distance of all the sights, shops and Christmas markets.
We recently visited Dresden and enjoyed our stay at the NH Collection property at Altmarkt square. We stayed in a room facing the square which is perfect at this time of year as you oversee the famous Christmas market taking place down below your room.
Our reservation was made a few months in advance on booking.com. Our room was ready upon arrival and we were allowed to check in quite early in the day.
Check-in staff were polite and friendly, lobby area is modern, cleanly decorated – similar to other NH Collection properties.
Our room was modern, well furnished and decorated. Bed was comfortable, affording us very good sleep. Plenty of luggage space, outstanding views of the square and Striezelmarkt (Christmas Market).
Room came with coffee & tea facility, stocked fridge, TV with a few English channels and wifi worked fine during our stay. Bathroom space was fine and all fixtures worked perfectly. Everything appeared to be relatively new and in fine working order.
Room price as a bit high but given the excellent location and views, this comes as no surprise. Most major sightseeing around Dresden can be done by foot from the hotel, plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and bars in all directions from the NH Collection.
Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay at the NH Collection in Dresden. We might consider other properties if visiting Dresden again but would also be interested in returning to this property for another stay – especially if visiting during December.
How much does a room costs at NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt?
Prices start 83$/night for Superior Double or Twin Room. The Premium Double or Twin Room with View is 160$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
A stylish and very spacious air-conditioned room including a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities, a safe, a minibar and a private bathroom with luxury bathroom accessories. This room type offers a beautiful view.
Where to book online – NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt
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3. Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski 5* – Hotels Near Dresden Christmas Markets
This 5-star hotel offers elegant rooms and 2 restaurants. It is next to Dresden Castle, a 5-minute walk from the Frauenkirche Church.
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski offers air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi access and satellite TV, and all rooms have a minibar and seating area. The modern bathrooms have a hairdryer.
The new pool and sauna area is open daily between 07:00 and 20:00, and a range of massages and spa treatments are available. The modern fitness area at Taschenbergpalais is open daily from 06:30 to 22:00.
Set in an 18th-century royal residence, this posh hotel is an 8-minute walk from the restored Baroque Frauenkirche church, a 2-minute walk from the Zwinger Palace and a 13-minute walk from the nearest S-Bahn station.
Luxe rooms offer minibars, free Wi-Fi and TVs. Suites add plush living rooms, and marble and granite bathrooms. Room service is available 24/7.
Amenities include a fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant, a French bistro and a chic cafe, plus an old-world bar with oak paneling, and a hip restaurant made from steel and glass. There’s also an indoor pool and a sauna, along with a gym and a wellness spa.
Built in the 18th century by the Saxon king, August the Strong, as a pledge of love to his mistress and faithfully restored in 1995, Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski is a beautiful combination of historic glory and modern design.
The hotel offers 182 elegant rooms, 31 luxurious suites and culinary excellence from three different venues including: the Palais Bistro, the Cafe Vestibul and the Karl May Bar.
The hotel itself was lovely. It was beautifully decorated with spacious rooms, a large bathtub perfect for baths and a super cozy bed. The hotel had a spa, but it was a little odd that you had to dress in your robe before you were allowed to go up to the spa- which meant that you had to walk through the hotel in your robe. The location was great.
The main Christmas Market (and one of the most beautiful) was just a short walk down the street. The Semper Opera House, Zwinger Palace, and Royal Palace were right across the street.
The staff was exceptionally welcoming and helpful. Our two rooms were spacious, clean, and beautifully appointed. I loved the interesting historical significance of the hotel and it’s central location. Dresden was the first stop on our 7-day-long exploration of several Christmas Markets in Germany. Easy access to the markets, historical sights, and public transportation was of the essence.
The breakfast buffet was outstanding and allowed us to be well-prepared to discover all of the city’s treasures on foot. We would definitely stay at the Taschenbergpalais again.
This is a beautiful hotel in a perfect location for exploring the various Christmas markets, but also for any time of year for shopping and sight seeing. We were upgraded to a suite upon arrival, and also were able to check in early which we had not expected. The suite was spacious, and comfortable bed and pillows. The breakfast buffet is substantial.
There is a skating rink that looks like fun, and fitness centre and pool. The Karl May bar has a fabulous selection of cocktails, pricey, but excellent and with great atmosphere. The staff are gracious and helpful. Highly recommended.
This is an absolutely fabulous hotel with a superb location. Wonderful bed, towel, toiletries. Room had a great view. Easy access to sights of Dresden & public transportation. One Christmas market right outside hotel, with another just around to corner & a couple more in easy walking distance.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski?
Spacious suite with separate sleeping and living areas, 2 minibars, 2 TVs and also includes a guest toilet.
It also has a view of the historical theatre square.
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