Christmas all year round

For unique Christmas traditions and a festive spirit like no other, look no further than Saxony. From special food to one-of-a-kind decorations, the region fully embraces Christmas and we’d love you to join in!

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Germany’s oldest Christmas market? Tick. The world-famous Dresdner Christstollen cake? Absolutely. Christmas carols in churches? Well, of course! See this YouTube video for your ultimate Saxony Christmas round-up.

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Discover worldwide unique arts and crafts from Saxony in this YouTube video: See how the famous Moravian Christmas Stars and delicate wooden art and festive decorations are hand-crafted by skilful experts. 

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The Ore Mountains are Saxony’s winter wonderland and cradle of many Christmas traditions. From skiing to atmospheric seasonal events, check out this YouTube video for great winter activities and special festive traditions unique to the region.

The Ore Mountains are home to a unique tradition of handmade wooden art, especially for Christmas decorations. This video on vimeo takes a peek into the workshops of "Wendt & Kühn", one of the oldest and most famous producers which is especially famous for their angels with green wings, always carying 11 white dots.

Come the festive season and Saxony dishes out some of its best food: From the famous Stollen cake, which originated here, to gingerbread or the very special “Neinerlaa” Christmas meal – enjoy some seasonal delights in this YouTube video!


You might, by now, be able to buy it all around but to get the real taste of the “Christstollen” Christmas cake, there’s only one place: stollen was invented in Saxony and to this day, only in Dresden and the surrounding region are bakers allowed to bake the authentic “Dresdner Christstollen” according to a secret recipe. Read all about it here and watch how it’s done in this YouTube video.


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Some of Saxony’s most fascinating Christmas traditions go back to the region’s centuries-old history of mining in the Ore Mountains, including special miners’ parades and a festive dish called “Neinerlaa”. Curious? It’s all here in this YouTube video!


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Mulled wine, magical lights and festive music: Saxony’s Christmas market in big cities such as Dresden or small historic towns like Meissen enchant visitors from around the world. See why in this YouTube video.


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