A Day Trip to Dresden: Christmas Markets

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Am I the only one who can’t believe the holidays have been and gone already? Post holiday blues have certainly set in and I’ve only been back at work 1 day. As a remedy and since I refuse to admit the holiday period is over here is a recap of a day trip we took to Dresden (about 3 hours from Berlin) to visit their Christmas Markets. Don’t judge me, its cold and dreary here I need some joy.

We went to Dresden the Sunday before Christmas. It was our first time leaving Berlin since we arrived in September and it was so needed. Dresden is home to the Oldest Christmas Market in Germany. If you’re looking for a way to really get in the Christmas spirit look no further!! It was like Christmas exploded all over the square. It was the Christmas Market to end all Christmas Markets. We spent the whole afternoon exploring these markets and were sufficiently Christmased out by the time it was time to catch our bus back to Berlin.

Like any good Christmas market adventure we made the rounds trying all the free samples of stollen, drank some of the best gluhwein we’ve tried and had the most amazing marzipan melted chocolate hot chocolate I have ever had. Ah-fricking-mazing.

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  • I didn’t realize Dresden had the oldest Christmas markets in Germany- how fun! Hey, question for you- have you ever been to a restaurant called “The Bird” in Berlin? It is absolutely the best!!

    • Yeah they were really cool!
      I haven’t, but it sounds like we will have to try it!! Almost 4 months here and I feel we have barely even scratched the surface of Berlin, its crazy!

  • Looks like a really cool time! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • It really was, if you ever get the chance to be in Germany for New Years take it! So worth it