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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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  • Beautiful square, and also, if you travel at Christmas where the Christmas market, most beautiful of Dresden is located, and is said to the most ancient in Europe.
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  • We walked from the station straight to the historic old town to the Grand Cafe Coselpalais, one of the most traditional cafes in Dresden which is situated just behind the magnificent 18th-century Frau...  more »
  • Well - we had the advantage of the visit on Sunday evening - there, the crowd was not too large. One of the most beautiful Christmas markets I know (for me the Nr. 2 to Bozen/Bolzano), which are a must for people in the advent in Dresden and were still not here.
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