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The Magic Of Christmas

For most people Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year - contemplative, full of secrets and tempting scents. Events like Christmas carols in churches and in public places, the last shift on Christmas Eve in a mine, miner's parades, Christmas markets of all sorts intermingle in the "Saxon Advent Calendar".

Unfortunately, Christmas time will probably be very different this year. We are all the more happy to bring you the magical Saxon Christmas atmosphere to your home, at least virtually, and set the mood for the up-coming festive time of year.


Due to the current coronavirus situation, please note the following:

From 02 November, no private travels are allowed. Hotels, recreational facilities and cultural institutions as well as restaurants and bars remain closed. Furthermore, no events will take place. Please refer to the website of the corresponding event concerning the current status before planning your visit.  In general, wearing a mouth and nose protection is obligatory, as is the adherence to the safety distance of 1.50m. Further general information is available at our info page on the Corona virus in Saxony..

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Christmas Markets in Saxony

Of course, also the Christmas markets in Saxony's cities invite you for a merry stroll across festively adorned and illuminated market places and through narrow alleys.


Christmas Traditions 

Is there a Christmas Wonderland? Yes. Saxony. It's the country with hundreds of years of traditions and customs. Until today, they are acted out in such a variety that one can truly speak of the largest density of Christmas events in Germany. While in other places "Christmas" is defined by the Christmas markets, in Saxony one can experience some Christmas traditions throughout the year - in manufactures, exhibition workshops, museums, exhibitions, miners´parades and on numerous events.



Almost no other district in Saxony is as popular for its Christmas rituals as the Ore Mountains - and for its worldwide unique tradition of crafted wooden art and toys. Whoever travels to Upper Lusatia during Christmas time, discovers the famous Herrnhut Advent stars. All the same, manufacture products as the Meissen Porcelain, Glashütte watches, Plauen lace and musical instruments, pottery and blueprints enhance Christmas festivities. But also stollen and gingerbread bakeries increase your appetite for Christmas.


Christmas in castles and palaces

If figures from fairy tales and legends scurry through the torch-lit darkness, crafts are offered and contemplative music can be heard, then Christmas spirit has taken hold of Saxony's castles and palaces.


The Magic of Christmas in Saxony

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