The Altmarkt in Dresden - it shows a new face in every season. It is the secret center of Dresden, a place that changes its appearance almost every week - from winter magic to summer volleyball tournaments, everything is possible on the Altmarkt in Dresden. Even as a citizen of Dresden, one is surprised how changeable the old market is, its possible uses seem unlimited. Recently, it housed beach volleyball fields with meter-high seating stands for hundreds of spectators - shortly afterwards, there is no more of the sand to be seen, because a flea market has now been set up where a large tournament was recently played and numerous people are eyeing the junk goods looking for one or the other junk treasure.
The Altmarkt is undoubtedly the oldest square in Dresden. Mentioned for the first time in 1310 under the name “circulus”, it only got its name “Altmarkt” (from “Alter Markt”) with the expansion of the city and the associated construction of the Neumarkt around 1550. After the bombing of Dresden in February 1945, the ensemble of buildings is around around the old market only the cruciform church remained, which was the only one to be reconstructed. The current quarters, which embed the old market on the west and east sides, were created in the 1950s. The Altmarkt itself was restored from 1953 after the devastating bomb attacks on Dresden.
The Altmarkt Dresden today has an area of 13,000 m².
August 24, 2020
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