Dresden is home to a variety of exceptional Christmas markets scattered throughout the city, including the Striezelmarkt on Altmarkt, which holds the title of Germany’s oldest.
Other prominent markets can be found at Neumarkt, in front of the renowned Frauenkirche and near the river near Bruehl’s Terrace.
After researching hotels near Dresden Christmas Market, I can assure you that staying anywhere in the old town close to these markets will be conveniently located near all of the city’s sights and attractions.
Hotels near Dresden Christmas Market
Most of Dresden’s main sights and attractions are in the Innere Altstadt, the Inner Old Town. This includes the pedestrianised areas around the Frauenkirche, west towards the Opera House and Zwinger and down along the Elbe riverfront area, including Bruehl’s Terrace.
This entire area is decorated with festive lights and Christmas decorations during November and December.
Crossing the Augustus Bridge over the River Elbe, you’ll arrive at the Neustadt, the New City that isn’t really that new.
There are interesting sights on this side of the river, with Dresdner Molkerei (a 19th-century dairy) being the highlight.
Although there are a couple of lovely Christmas markets here, the Altstadt has many more Christmas stalls and events, so I recommend staying in the Altstadt area of Dresden.
Top PickTownhouse Dresden
Address: Neumarkt 1, Altstadt, Dresden, Germany
Distance to the Christmas market: Directly on the square.
Not only is the Townhouse Dresden located directly on Neumarkt Square, the location of one of the main Christmas markets in Dresden, but depending on the room you have, you might be able to see the Christmas tree, lights and performances from your bedroom window. If you’re more interested in being near Striezelmarkt, don’t worry as this market is only two or three minutes away at Altmarkt Square. As for the hotel itself, it’s modern, very clean with large comfortable beds and friendly service. This is an excellent choice for all visitors.Check Availability
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Hyperion Hotel Dresden Am Schloss
Address: Schlossstrasse 16, Altstadt
Distance to the Christmas market: 280 metres, 3 minutes
The Hyperion Hotel in Dresden has an incredibly central location in the heart of the Altstadt, making it an excellent base for exploring the city’s vibrant Christmas markets. The hotel’s traditional-style rooms are spacious, immaculately clean, and offer a comfortable retreat after a long day of travel festivities. One of the hotel’s standout features is its unique spa, which is housed in a historic stone cellar. With a sauna and gym available, you can unwind and relax in style, soaking up the serene atmosphere and revelling in the tranquil ambience of this exceptional space.
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Dill Apartments Frauenkirchenblick
Address: Neumarkt, Altstadt
Distance to the Christmas market: 280 metres, 3 minutes.
Immerse yourself in the magic of Dresden’s Christmas markets with a stay at the Dill Apartments Frauenkirche, located directly on Neumarkt Square, in the heart of the action. Offering an ideal option for those seeking a bit more space and privacy than a hotel can offer, the spacious apartments provide a comfortable home away from home during your festive holiday stay. The large apartment features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, providing ample room for families or groups of friends travelling together. If you prefer something more compact, the property also offers a selection of smaller apartments to suit your specific needs.
Ibis budget Dresden City
Address: Wilsdruffer Str. 25, Altstadt
Distance to the Christmas market: 200 metres, 2 minutes.
Experience the no-frills, budget-friendly comfort of Ibis Budget Dresden, where affordability and convenience are the top priorities. The compact rooms may be small, but they provide everything you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay. This hotel offers excellent value for budget-conscious travellers who prioritise practicality and affordability over luxury. Located just next to the traditional Striezelmarkt, the hotel offers a prime location for exploring the famous Christmas market without breaking the bank. Although the rooms are cosy, the hotel’s friendly service and excellent location more than make up for the limited space.
Best Value for Money
Motel One Dresden am Zwinger
Address: Postplatz 5, Altstadt, Dresden, Germany
Distance to the Christmas market: 450 metres, 6 minutes.
Experience the perfect blend of budget-friendly affordability and style with the Motel One Dresden am Zwinger. This hotel is a great option for travellers seeking a cost-effective alternative to high-end hotels without sacrificing comfort or quality. While not quite as conveniently located as other options, the Motel One Dresden am Zwinger is just a short distance from many of Dresden’s main attractions, including the famous Christmas markets. With its sleek, modern decor and cosy rooms, the hotel is a comfortable retreat after a day spent exploring the city. If you’re looking for a similar budget option in the trendy Neustadt neighbourhood, the Motel One has another hotel that may better suit your needs.
Romantik Hotel Bülow Residenz
Address: Rähnitzgasse 19, Neustadt
Distance to the Christmas market: 1.4km, 17 minutes but close to the Neustadt Christmas Market.
For a truly charming stay in Dresden’s trendy Neustadt neighbourhood, look no further than the Romantik Hotel Bülow Residenz. Located near the Neustadt Christmas Market, this hotel offers an ideal location for those seeking a festive holiday experience in a unique and vibrant neighbourhood. With its traditional design and excellent reputation, the Romantik Hotel Bülow Residenz provides guests with a taste of old-world charm and hospitality. While the hotel may seem like a blast from the past, its historic ambience and warm atmosphere create an unforgettable experience for guests.
The Neustadt district is a lively and bustling area of Dresden, with plenty of cool cafes and bars to explore during your stay. Although the Christmas markets in the Altstadt may be more traditional, the Romantik Hotel Bülow Residenz provides a unique and memorable stay in one of the city’s most vibrant districts.
To continue planning your trip, read my guide to Dresden Christmas Market, the oldest Christmas market in Germany.
You might also like to visit an additional market from this German Christmas Market 2023 list while on your winter holidays.
Responsible Travel Tips
When it comes to travelling responsibly in Dresden, there are several steps you can take to minimise your impact and support sustainable tourism. Here are some practical ideas to help you travel more responsibly during your stay in Dresden and elsewhere in Germany:
- Choose eco-friendly hotels: Look for hotels that prioritise renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power. Some hotels in Dresden also offer energy-efficient heating and cooling systems to help reduce their carbon footprint.
- Minimise food waste: When dining out, be mindful of portion sizes and take leftovers with you if possible. Avoid leaving uneaten food on your plate, and consider supporting restaurants that source their ingredients locally to reduce food miles.
- Embrace sustainable diets: Consider trying vegetarian or vegan options at restaurants, or visit one of the many local markets in Dresden to stock up on fresh produce for your meals.
- Opt for sustainable transport: Use public transportation or rent a bike to get around the city instead of relying on cars or taxis. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but you’ll also get to experience Dresden like a local.
- Avoid flying: If possible, consider alternative modes of transportation to get to Dresden, such as trains or buses. This can significantly reduce your carbon footprint, as flying is one of the most carbon-intensive forms of travel.
- Support the local community: Look for opportunities to support local businesses, such as shops, restaurants, and artisans. You can help preserve Dresden’s unique character and culture by purchasing locally-made products and supporting local economies.
By taking these small steps, you can help positively impact the environment and local community during your visit to Dresden.
In conclusion, Dresden is a wonderful destination to experience the magic of Christmas markets, and there are plenty of excellent hotels near the Christmas markets. From budget-friendly options to more luxurious accommodations, there is something for every type of traveller.
By being mindful of sustainability and supporting local businesses, you can make your visit to Dresden even more meaningful and memorable.
Whether you’re exploring the traditional Striezelmarkt or the alternative markets in Neustadt, you’re sure to be enchanted by the festive atmosphere and unique traditions of Dresden’s Christmas markets.
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Recommendations are independently chosen based on personal travel experiences and extensive research. This post contains affiliate links to hotels in Dresden, Germany. This means I get a small commission from any bookings at no extra cost to you.