I wanted to see what everyone was talking about, a shopping experience from days gone by within a renovated market hall bathed in light with wrought-iron railings, iron staircases and old lamps. The “Neustadter Markthalle” was originally opened in 1899, and after a careful restoration, reopened to the public in 2000.
I made my way across the Elbe and on past the watchful gaze of of King August II dressed as a Roman Caesar & riding a horse, the famed statue covered in gold leaf that sits proudly at the entrance to the “Neustadter Market”.
Strolling up the shop lined boulevard I come to Metzer Strasser and turn right, arriving at the magnificent Market Hall. I enter a hall from a different age yet inviting and colorful. Creatively different gift shops, cloth and garment shops, an antique shop, butcher shop and fresh bakery with wonderful snacks. After a wonderfully casual walk around I settle down in the Cafe for what was a surprisingly good cup of handmade Cappuccino and watched the young and old come in to experience this gem of a market hall tucked away in the new town area of Dresden.