During the winter months, sporting aces and daredevil skaters can practice to their heart’s content on two temporary ice rinks. One of these will be laid out on the Altmarkt itself. Surrounded by Alpine wooden huts, Gaudi-Treff and Stiegl Alm beer marquees, Dresdner Winterzauber (Dresden Winter Magic) is a popular rendezvous for young and old alike, a place to skate or to eat and drink as others merrily glide along.
The second pop-up skating rink is at the romantic Konzertplatz Weisser Hirsch adjacent to the Dresdner Heide. 800 square metres of ice, curling alleys, fire bowls and an authentic beer garden atmosphere make the Dresdner Winter rink in the hillside district of Weisser Hirsch a popular outing for local families. The whole experience is complemented by a varied programme of events, with craft and street food markets, a puppet theatre, Sunday brunch in the winter lodge, skiing and ice skating courses and after-work sessions on the ice.
Dresdner Winterzauber (Dresden Winter Magic)
When? Open daily 19/01/18 – 04/03/18, 10am to 10pm
Where? Altmarkt, 01067 Dresden
Further information: www.dresdner-winterzauber-2018.de
When? Open daily 17/11/17 – 25/02/18, Mon – Fri, 2pm to 9pm; Sat, Sun, public holidays, Saxony school holidays, 10am to 9pm; Christmas Eve, 10am to 4pm
Where? Konzertplatz am Weissen Hirsch, Stechgrundstrasse, 01324 Dresden
Further information: www.dresdner-winter.com
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