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Old Market Square (Altmarkt), Dresden

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Though obliterated by Allied bombing raids during World War II, Old Market Square (Altmarkt) represents an important piece of Dresden's recent history. The interesting combination of more German-style buildings and concrete Stalinist architecture was introduced to East Germany after the war. The massive Palace of Culture is a classic example of interesting Communist building techniques and style. Note the surrounding buildings' vaulted arcade storefronts and cream-tinted color scheme as you wander across one of the city's main historical gathering places. Keep an eye out for bullet holes still marring parts of the nearby town hall, a stark reminder of the destruction that once wreaked havoc upon Dresden. Using our online itinerary creator, Dresden attractions like Old Market Square (Altmarkt) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Altmarkt is nice area when you can walk around, relax, listen to live music (there are live shows keep happening here) and have your meal.  more »
  • Great views and beutiful place to walk, i recommend every dressden vistor to visit this place . Come with a camera to catch a lot of nice picturs lol  more »
  • The place is a nice place to walk and have dinner. We took dinner there n the environment was happening. Like the food and as there are many restaurant you can easily choose anyone of them. Many shops...  more »