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Old Market Square (Altmarkt)

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Address: Altmarkt, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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laid back and vintage elegant

This can't be missed as one takes a stroll in the centre, towards the river. It is also a good orientation point, and seeing it from the Neustadt point of view, towards the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Zuzana M
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This can't be missed as one takes a stroll in the centre, towards the river. It is also a good orientation point, and seeing it from the Neustadt point of view, towards the historical centre. Several cafes with a nice view make it more lively, but service and atmosphere wise, it is better to go get a coffee deeper in... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Altmarkt, the Old Market Square, is a lovely, large beautiful European-style square surrounded by shopping and cafes and the site for the annual Christmas market.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a mall with expensive stores, I was expecting a little more Cool building to look at from the outside. Gelato was just okay.

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This open market area is alive with booths and places to eat or drink. There is a nice ambiance and it is great for sitting back and enjoying a wurst and a beer.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A fabulous couple of hours of walking and a definite must on the list of what to do in Dresden. We enjoyed it immensely and found many interesting things to do on the way.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This Area was empty when we was there I can only imagine when it is Christmas time and this area is full with vendors who are selling a lot of things. It a good area to see. There is a Starbucks and McDonalds here. If you come to the market area I wouldn't worry about baths because there one there... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We walked along the river and drank a couple of beers. Relived the moments from my previous trip 3 years ago. Good times!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The square is a perfect center of Dresden! When you turn of the Elbe you are here in no time at all. It simply shows you what is around, great starting point!

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

There is always a food fair in this square,winterfair with ice skating in the winter and summerfair in the summer lots of traditional german food stahls and beer and lots of tables to enjoy your food. There are also souvenirs

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

There are plenty of choices to have some simple German cooking. From sausages, potato pancakes, pastries...you will find it with excellent prices. Beer? It's here! Just a nice respite from the usual sites and very unusual souvenirs!

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