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. Plan to visit Old Market Square (Altmarkt) during your Dresden vacation using our convenient Dresden day trip planner .
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  • A mall, just a mall. But an interesting variety of stores. I was in search of energy bars and finally found some (organic, raw, chocolate) in a basement food market. There is also a Nord See, reasonab...  more »
  • Very nice to stay and rest. There are shops and Cafés around the market area.
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  • A huge area can walk around.Many restaurants and shopping boutiques.It was a Sunday,most boutiques were closed,but not restaurants,all kinds of foodies were available.Fun walking around even thought i...  more »

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The Old City, or Altstadt district, is the city's historical center. You'll find a wide selection of accommodations around the major tourist sites. For an area that stays active both day and night, consider lodging in Aussere Neustadt, located northeast of the Old City. The Hellerau District has an urban and hip vibe, thanks to the fashionable young locals who populate the area. Boutique hotels contribute to the area's chic feel.
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