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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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  • The old market is one of the points that should be visited as a guest. On foot, you can walk right through the city. Great architecture.
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  • A beautiful place any time of the year, surrounded by beautiful buildings. There's the last of the Dresdner Bank.
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  • You will enjoy walking along this small square. There is great entertainment all around you. Many singers and entertainers available for you street music enjoyment.  more »