A Musical Christmas in Germany

Can anyone imagine what Christmas would be without music? Does anyone want to? The first time I went to Germany at Christmas my head was full of dreams about cities and markets and wonderful things to buy—dreams that came true immediately on my first evening in Munich at the big Christkindlmarkt in the Marienplatz. I […]

Dresden: Christmas markets through the centuries

Although I paid both a daytime and an evening visit the Striezelmarkt, I was also anxious to get to several other Dresden Christmas markets that were right in the same vicinity.

Dresden: Back to the Striezelmarkt

I wrote about my first visit to Dresden at Christmas in my second blog post, but whereas on that occasion I stayed only 24 hours, this time I had two whole days to explore. That may not sound like a lot, but since Dresden’s top cultural

Dresden: Germany’s oldest Christmas market

From Munich we flew to Dresden, a short flight of about an hour. I had already visited this most amazing of cities two years previously. Reduced to ashes during the second world war, today so many of its historic buildings have been restored it is again one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.