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Old Market Square (Altmarkt)

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Address: Altmarkt, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Beautiful city

The old market square has a lot of shopping and dining choice, shopping malls, outlets, coffee shops and restaurants. it host the largest Christmas market in Dresden in November... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old market square has a lot of shopping and dining choice, shopping malls, outlets, coffee shops and restaurants. it host the largest Christmas market in Dresden in November, really worth the trip. besides the market the city is filled with culture and art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The old marketplace is a good spot to shop or to have a Starbucks Coffee. Moreover it's a good place to start your Dresden visit. From there you can access other sites within few minutes.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Altmarkt is the oldest square in Dresden but it seems like it had the most modern setting. There’s the Altmarkt-Galerie which is a modern shopping mall as well as various hotels which is just a stone throw away from the Kreuzkirche Dresden. There’s a block here that’s just filled with cafes, bars and restaurants which is perfect. Getting here... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Imagine that this is just about all rebuilt. Can not imagine the pain and hardship people went through during the bombing.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Altmarkt in Drezden is a huge square that used to be a marketplace back in the days. After being destroyed during WW2 it has been renovated, but the market was moved. Today you can enjoy the beautiful buildings including the Kreuzkirche, with its 92 meters high bell tower. On the west of the Altmarkt square you can enjoy elegany shopping... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a very nice walk, day or night. A note to photographers, there is an outcropping of the walkway on the up-river side of the area where at sunset there is a spectacular view of the sun setting within the steeples of the area churches. You get a view of the city as well as the goings-on with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped at the Old Market Square on our travels to Berlin. Beautiful little market close to the main city square in Dresden. Great restaurants surround the square and lots of great looking small food vendors. Prices we reasonable and ended up buying a few items. Great site seeing all within a 20 minute walk of the square and the underground... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Carriage rides, Old car rides, Bands playing and people watching and eating. Did not find the food choices stunning. Walked to the wall and sat to watch the boats go by.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The old square has of course been rebuilt after 1945, but the effect is well done. The circular church is at the center. We were treated to incredible opera singing buskers one night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

nothing really to do more then 1 hour.... Beautiful place but empty. been there for 1 day from Prague

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