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Old Market Square (Altmarkt)

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Neighbourhood: Innere Altstadt
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Address: Altmarkt, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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You will enjoy walking along this small square. There is great entertainment all around you. Many singers and entertainers available for you street music enjoyment.

Reviewed 27 March 2017
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

You will enjoy walking along this small square. There is great entertainment all around you. Many singers and entertainers available for you street music enjoyment.

Thank BigMan2xReview
Prague, Czech Republic
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609 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Dresden's most iconic square with nice renovated buildings from the 18th century. Close to the river with lot of seatings with romantic views. Few restaurants and shop mall nearby.

Thank Miloslav Z
Haifa, Israel
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is what it is...a square. If you are walking about the city you are bound to wander onto it even if you are not trying to find it. As one learns of the recent and very dramatic history of Dresnden, it's impossible not to appreciate the meticulous care and precision with which the square was rebuilt.

Thank Radjana
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2,692 reviews
2,268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,089 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a big square that is totally underwhelming throughout the year, that is until the Christmas market takes place here.

Thank TheShis
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266 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went to the Christmas markets in the old market square. Amazing. Lots of stalls, food and drink available. Went again two weeks later and the markets were gone and it was covered in snow. Still breat

Thank simba6
Tivat Municipality, Montenegro
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of the joys of visiting Germany during Advent is visiting a Christkindlmarkt. The Striezelmarkt claims to be Germany's oldest and in 2016 celebrated 582 years of existence. To be able to enjoy the stalls, one needs to pick a time of day when fewer people are there, typically afternoon before the evening rush. We were looking for small items... More 

Thank uropwide
Ridgewood, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

When we went it didn't have the Christmas Market. So it just looked super modern and huge empty square.

Thank Rebecca O
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11,897 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Altmarkt is a public square in Dresden with a history reaching back to at least the 14th century. The area was completely destroyed during the Bombing of Dresden in 1945 and reconstructed in the 1950s and 60s. These days it is used for events, festivals and seasonal markets such as Strizelmarkt, the longest running Christmas market in the world. We... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The buildings are amazing and the main square is big and beautiful. I love the ice cream there. A place that should be visited in Dresden

Thank Hà Chi L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Dresden for the Christmas Markets and the Altmarkt was our favorite location. They had multiple vendors but we thought their childrens' workshops were a great addition. The market itself was easily accessible and there were many transportation stops and restaurants around the area.

Thank Amanda V

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