The Prager Strasse is one of Germany’s most popular streets for shopping and strolling. There is a wide variety of shops, from confectionery to fashion, and everything in between. In a continuation of Prager Strasse, the shops of Seestrasse are tempting for a leisurely stroll in the direction of Altmarkt, Dresden’s open space for markets and events.
Just like the rest of the city centre, Dresden's busiest shopping street was reduced to rubble in the Second World War. Redesigned and rebuilt between 1965-78, Prager Straße is no longer pretty, but with numerous shops, department stores, hotels and cinemas, life has well and truly returned to the street. Now entirely a pedestrian zone, Prager Straße is a living reminder of Socialist urban planning, although the gigantic statue of Lenin which stood at the southern end of the street was removed after German reunification.
This famous shopping street connects Wiener Platz with Waisenhausstrasse and has come into being first in 1851. After destruction by Allied bombing in 1945 the street was rebuilt in socialistic archtectural style. Here you find residential blocks, numerous shops and malls, cinemas, offices, hotels and restaurants.