Augustusmarkt on Hauptstrasse

Ho-ho-ho without limits

Dresdeners on the right bank also know how to celebrate Christmas in style. The Augustusmarkt extends the full length of Hauptstrasse from the Goldener Reiter statue to the Dreikönigskirche. As you stroll along, you will find that different national influences come into play. Starting under the white-gold illuminated pagodas on Hauptstrasse and moving through the festively decorated Baroque quarter, you will encounter Danish Glögg, Finnish Piparkakut, Swedish Julskinha, Alsatian Bredele, Italian Pandoro and much more besides.

Photo: ZZDD/Feindura

Market location


01097 Dresden


Opening hours

daily 11–21 Uhr (Fr/Sa until 22 o’clock, Sa/So start 10 o’clock)

Public Transport

Neustädter Markt: 4,  9

Carolaplatz: 3, 7,8


Current information on parking can be found at

Free parking spaces in Dresden.


Christmas in Dresden is worth at least one overnight stay. Book now and enjoy the Christmas benefits.

Events nearby


Ballet – “The Nutcracker”

Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” is almost as much a part of Christmas as the Dresden Stollen. In their production, Aaron S. Watkin and Jason Beechey return to the original story and create a fantastic and tradition-conscious fairy tale in the setting of a Dresden Christmas.

Location: Semper Opera House Dresden

02.12-14.12.2018 | Start: 16 o’clock

Advent organ music

Every Monday to Friday the Silbermann organ in the Dresden cathedral sounds from 16:00 – 16:30 o’clock to the Christmas organ music. This is a must during a Christmas visit to Dresden!

Location: Dresden Cathedral – Court Church


Simon & Jan “Hallelujah!”

The singer-songwriter duo Simon & Jan – touching like Simon & Garfunkel and surprising like Rainald Grebe. They are celebrated as “completely renewed songwriters” (Kölner Stadtanzeiger) and their videos on the net are clicked a hundred thousand times. They have already shared the stage with such greats as Stoppok, Keimzeit, Konstantin Wecker, Götz Widmann and the Monsters of Liedermaching.

Location: Scheune Dresden

16.12.2018 | Start: 18 o’clock

“SOLI DEO GLORIA” – Advent Concert

The evening begins splendidly and majestically with Bach and spans a wide range of musical history from the renaissance of the Dresden court by Heinrich Schütz and Giovanni Gabrieli to Bach’s “Präludium und Fuge Es-Dur” or Georg Friedrich Händel’s “Halleluja”. As one of the most important organ virtuosos of our time, Matthias Eisenberg always has a surprise in store for his audience.

LOcation: Dreikönigskirche Dresden

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