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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  • August 16, 2017
    Passing through Dresden and the way to Prague, I stopped for lunch in Dresden. After the lunch, a ride of 2 hours in this place. Very beautiful, with stunning buildings and, of course, a good place to take photos of the pledge.
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  • August 8, 2017
    A very interesting place. Hosts various events, the most common markets. Many historic buildings all around. "I don't know what more a photograph. I recommend.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The place is beautiful, surrounded of monuments and shops, and lively. When I visited, a meeting of Pegida stood, and a pacifist counter-demonstration occupied the rest of the place, a bit like an ancient forum.
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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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