It’s just not Christmas without it: Stollen from Dresden, home of Germany’s oldest Christmas market. Ingredients such as almonds, raisins and other goodies give this sweet yeasty pastry its special flavor.
The Christmas Garden is being held for the third time in the Botanical Garden in Berlin-Dahlem. This year the event will also take place in Stuttgart at Wilhelma and in Dresden in the garden of Schloss Pillnitz.
Dresden's Striezelmarkt, which claims to be Germany's oldest, opens this Wednesday (Nov, 28) for the 584th time. As on other German Christmas Markets, here too, security is a permanent fixture.
Winter marks the start of a magical time of Christmas markets in Germany. The festive bazaars attract millions of people, including DW's Eesha Kheny who visited Cologne for her very first Christmas market experience.
It's become a typical Christmas decoration both in Germany and in many other parts of the world. Here's how the classic German collectible became emblematic of traditional wooden yuletide decorations globally.
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