Landeshauptstadt Dresden - 08.11.2016 11:33:38 Uhr 30.01.2023 08:52:00 Uhr
In and around Dresden, the weeks leading up to Christmas can be very relaxing such as when you are skating on the rink at Konzertplatz Weißer Hirsch. © Robert Jentzsch
© Robert Jentzsch

Enjoying winter

Do you have all your gifts? Have you written all your Christmas cards? Christmas dinner all planned out? The weeks leading up to Christmas can be hectic. Don’t let it be. Relax and enjoy the glory of winter and the coming Christmas holiday: Dresden and the surrounding country is the perfect place to enjoy winter and gain inner peace.


  • How the people of Dresden enjoyed winter at the beginning of the 20th century can be seen in this year’s Christmas exhibition “Winter pleasures in Dresden” which you can see in the City Museum Dresden. From 26 November to 5 March, the museum will be showing historical winter fashion and sports equipment from the “Käsehitsche” (an old sleigh) to wooden skis and elegant evening wear that brings out the fascination of the winter balls from 100 years ago.
  • How beautiful craftsmanship “made in Saxony” really is can be seen in many different places. In the world famous Porcelain Manufacture MEISSEN, for example. To this very day they are still producing that material that was referred to as white gold and which was invented in Dresden over 300 years ago – the first European porcelain.
  • Back in Dresden, a visit to the “Weißen Hirsch” is a real joy. A walk through this enchanting and exclusive residential district will not only please people who love architecture. Sports enthusiasts will love the skating rink at the historic Konzertplatz Weißer Hirsch. Here you can go skating right in the Dresdner moor from November to February. There are beginner’s courses (starting 11 November every Saturday from 9 until 10), time for curling and lots of cultural events. For example there is a fairy tale reading on 28 November, perfect for getting into the mood for a magical Christmas.
  • Visitors can also delve into the world of fairy tales at the winter exhibition at Moritzburg Castle. In the castle that is famous for being the setting for the classic Christmas fairy tale film “Three Gifts for Cinderella”, visitors can find out all about the film and dress up as fairy tale characters from 12 November until 26 February.