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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. Plan to visit Old Market Square (Altmarkt) during your Dresden vacation using our convenient Dresden day trip planner.
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  • A beautiful square, lots of places to eat and watch the world go by, shops too. Amazing that the buildings are all quite new, all built since the reunification of Germany. 
    A beautiful square, lots of places to eat and watch the world go by, shops too. Amazing that the buildings are all quite new, all built since the reunification of Germany.  more »
  • We enjoyed watching Dresdeners go about their daily work and shopping while pausing ourselves for a bit of sustenance at tea time. 
    We enjoyed watching Dresdeners go about their daily work and shopping while pausing ourselves for a bit of sustenance at tea time.  more »

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