Germany's oldest Christmas market opens for 588th year

STORY: Germany's oldest Christmas market

is celebrating its 588th opening

Locator: Dresden, Germany

Striezelmarkt has been a staple of the

festive season each year since 1434

It's named after an old word for 'stollen'

which is a traditional German Christmas bread

made with fruit, nuts, spices, and rum

Millions of people visit each year to

drink mulled wine and fill up on Bratwurst

The market is open to visitors daily until Christmas Eve