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Dezember 29, 2011

New Year’s eve? And now?

You don´t know what to do on new year? We help you out!

First the best spots in Dresden to watch the firework (don´t forget to take the regions typical Rotkäppchen sparkling wine with you („Sekt“, buy it in the supermarket):

  1. On the Schwebebahn in Loschwitz quarter, one of the finest in Dresden, high situated on the cableway station is a platform from where you get the best view over the Blue Wonder Bridge, the Elbe Valley and the Old Town. Take tram no 6 or bus no 61 till Körnerplatz or Schillerplatz, from there walk up the hill. It is maybe better to follow the crowds to get sure, you will not getting lost.
  2. Castle Albrechtsberg, one of my favourite places, romantic balcony, in front of you the breathtaking view and behind you the romantic castle and it´s Roman Bath fountain, here you get definitely the best view for one of Dresdens finest fireworks, and of course you will see everything else from there too. Take tram no 11 to Schloss Albrechtsberg and walk through the big gate, take the stairs down right in the garden to the balcony.
  3. if you want to be right in the event, you should go to the Augustusbrücke directly in the Old Town, watch the people, listen to the loud party people and be part of the happening. Walk or take tram no 8, very crowded and crazy!!

What else should you know? 10 seconds before the old year becomes the new year, we’re doing the countdown and clink glasses! Ehh, yeah we’d like do make our own fireworks, so everybody buys a lot of fire crackers and rockets for a lot of money and tries to hit the sky or the others! Beware of crazy Germans! ;-)

Dezember 23, 2011

Happy Christmas!

Lollis Homestay wishes you a merry, merry Christmas! Thank you for staying here, for sharing music, food, impressions, ideas, pictures, beer and stories with us!

It has been a very busy, but delightful year with you. We had our 10th anniversary, the best Hostel Party ever, the free concerts in our Hostel with „Adam Cream“ and „Lindgrün“  and a lot of free dinners, Nightwalks, barbecues, International Hostel staff meeting and german lessons,…!

We hope to see you again, maybe next time, when we go to see parts of  the world in your country again!

If you stay here on 24 December 2011 you can look forward to our petite Christmas menue and a pleasant evening.

Yours Lollis Staff

Dezember 4, 2011

Top 5 Christmas Markets in Dresden

  1. Striezelmarkt began already in 1434! Most famous! Known worldwide, nice with story- garden, big pyramide, and glasmanufactory. But buying gifts is too expensive and sometimes the hot traditional Glühwine is adulterated with water!Altmarkt in the old town, walkable within 30 min or take the a traditional „Pflaumentoffel“ (plum man)

    free entrance, 10 am to 9 pm

2. romantic Christmas market Anno 1900 plays in the time between 1800 to 1920, original handycrafts with real blacksmith, pressmen, goldsmith, chocolatier,…

→ directly in front of the church of our lady, walkable see above

→ free entrance, 11 am to 10 pm


3. traditional Christmas market romantic, traditional handycrafts, big pyramide where you can climb on for a good view! BUT very touristy!!!

buy the yummie „Pulsnitzer Pfefferkuchen“, the only real stuff!

free entrance, 10 am to 9 pm

at the church of our Lady, Münzgasse in the old town, walkable within 30 min or take the bike.


4. tausend Funkel Markt/ 1000 twinkle market very story like market, very special, highly recommended, many adventures with live musicians, artistic, climbing, story- teller, scissor-type handycrafts and     production, you can also make your own gifts and much more

normal day ticket 12 €, students and kids 9,50 €, family tickets available also

Tue to Fri from 2 pm to 10 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am to 10 pm

take tram 13 to Hygiene Museum at Großer Garten Park


5.      middle age Market in the oldest stables in the world inside the castle yard in the old town (entrance at Schloßstrasse) with fortune teller, reading the cards, oriental tea tent, sinker casting, blacksmith, little alternative, not very touristy

11 am to 9:30 pm

free during the week, but no events then, weekend for 3 € and kids for 2 €