Landeshauptstadt Dresden - www.dresden.dehttps://www.dresden.de/en/tourism/attractions/events/striezelmarkt.php 15.05.2017 12:46:52 Uhr 26.09.2017 09:29:54 Uhr
Dresden’s residents love their Striezelmarkt. Since 1434, the market has preserved its distinctive character despite a few changes. The world’s largest Erzgebirge step pyramid, which made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999, is 14.62 meters tall and can be seen far and wide. More than 2.5 million people visit the romantic Altmarkt Square every year.
The market’s name comes from Stollen, the well-known Christmas bread, which is also known as "Striezel" in Middle High German. Every year, the traditional "Stollen festival" is celebrated in honor of this delicacy. Every year, the ceremonial first slice of the giant Stollen at the Striezelmarkt is followed by a Stollen procession through the Baroque Old Town. However, the market was not originally intended as a venue for "Striezel" sales, but was the result of a proclamation by Saxon Prince Friedrich II, permitting the establishment of an open market in 1434. Initially, only meat was sold on the site of today’s Altmarkt, but the range of offerings was soon expanded.
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