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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  • because the Striezelmarkt (as well as the different Christmas markets in downtown Dresden also) is really great. Without Christmas, I've seen the place last time a few years ago. Very central, good as a meeting place for a stroll through the town. From here you can reach everything.
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  • Probably the nicest Christmas market place in Dresden. Every year, I visit and I really like it. Women go to shop, and I'll have a good wine and sausage.
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  • Yes, in this case, the shopping center is a point of interest! It really is huge! Saved us from bad weather, sheltering us on their floors!
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