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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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  • We are fortunate in the Guide, much of it depends, our able we ended this story, these walls, imbued with respect for the citizens of those years and today, city authorities, who oversee the city and the museums
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  • Beautiful square in the center of the old town. During my visit, there was no stalls with typical food, a shame. I believe that in warmer weather is even more interesting.
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  • The old market is very spacious, modern and historical buildings are mixed, several cafes can be found on the edge
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