Prager Straße (Prague Street), Dresden

Prager Straße (Prague Street), Dresden

Prague Street was built between 1851 and 1853 as a connecting street between a new train station and the city center. The street became a popular shopping and entertainment street. The street was destroyed during World War II and later rebuilt as a pedestrian-only zone. Instead of following the original plans, the street was rebuilt as a wide, modern street.

Prague Street features residential apartment buildings, hotels, and shops. Visitors will find various gardens, fountains, and sculptures as they walk.

The Centrum-Galerie features a remarkable aluminum facade with a unique honeycomb design that echoes the original Centrum department store's design. The UFA Crystal Palace was built in 1998 and features a dramatic design using glass and concrete.

Today, Prague Street is an attractive shopping street. Visitors will find popular department stores and over 100 shops, cafes, and restaurants.

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Prager Straße (Prague Street) on Map

Sight Name: Prager Straße (Prague Street)
Sight Location: Dresden, Germany (See walking tours in Dresden)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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