Adventure Dresdner Christstollen
Welcome to the Stollen Capital Dresden
Stollen capital - another way Dresden could certainly be called. Because whoever is out in the Saxon capital between the end of November and December will notice it for sure: Dresdner Christstollen is not only an adventure for the taste buds. Whether in cafés or restaurants, art galleries or museums, during city tours or on one of the traditional Christmas markets, one can encounter the famous product of the city and it's moving history everywhere.
With events that are much more than just enjoying the pastry, Dresden's stollen bakers and pastry makers successfully manage to create an adventure out of the craft and the tradition and thereby preserve it.
Christmas Bakery and Showroom Bakery at the Striezelmarkt
Oh, It Smells Good - Kids-Christmas Bakery
It smells amazing in the Christmas bakery at the Dresdner Striezelmarkt, just like fresh baked Christmas cookies and Christmas spices. If you take a look into the bakery, you can witness how the little bakers proudly stir, knead, shape and decorate, with their eyes light up and their cheeks red with excitement. Full of joy the littlest Striezelmarkt visitors bake their sweet treats in the Christmas bakery. Here is where Christmas cookies and "striezel", another tender way to call the Dresdner Christstollen, are made under the supervision of former bakers and baker master. Their job is to assist the kids and put the shaped dough into the oven.
This is Where the Masters Bake - The Showroom Bakery
In the middle of the wild Christmas market, in between lovely decorated huts, visitors of the Striezelmarkt can enjoy the Dresdner Christstollen with all their senses. In the showroom bakery the so-called old masters, former baker and baker master of the Stollen Association, are busy baking Stollen. Here, visitors can experience how Dresden's famous Christmas pastry is made.
A great atmosphere filled with a sweet smell and the Christmas warmth is inviting to stay, watch and try. The experienced stollen bakers provide a really special pre-Christmas adventure and reveal some of the Dresdner Christstollen’s history that is worth knowing.
The showroom bakery at the Dresdner Striezelmarkt is open daily from 10am to 9pm.
Bake Christstollen on Your Own - The Adventure Bakeries
Even though the baker's oven never stop baking after October, Dresdner bakers take time off for their stollen fans from all around the world. In special courses and tours they grant a peak behind the scenes of the tradition of the Dresdner Christstollen. But be aware! Who participates definitely needs to have strength in their fingers. Because baking stollen is not that easy. If you've tried it once, you will get to appreciate the "hand"-craft even more.
Whether with colleagues or with the family - in the adventure bakeries you will not only find out how many raisins are in a stollen, why they sometimes whisper and what the pastry has to do with Baby Jesus. The bakers themselves tell the entire stollen history and their own small, personal stories around the "striezel". Find out where you can bake your own stollen
Please Come In - The Giant Stollen Box
Dresden's stollen bakers and pastry makers prove their love for spectacular actions not only during the Stollenfest, for which they traditionally bake a stollen that weighs more than a few tons. They also go on tour with the worlds biggest, accessible stollen box: six meters long, two meters wide and three meters high is the gigantic box. Inside the box is an exhibition where one can find out more about the brand of Dresdner Christstollen, the 600-year old tradition and their exiting present with big events like the Dresdner Stollenfest and the yearly election of the brand's ambassador, the Dresdner Stollenmädchen.