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The Dresden Zwinger, Dresden

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Explore one of eastern Germany's most impressive examples of Rococo architecture at The Dresden Zwinger. Originally part of the Dresden fortress, the palace is one of the city's most important historical landmarks. It now houses several museums and galleries. Visit the Old Master's Gallery to admire fine works by artists like Rafael and Van Dyck. Or head to the complex's historical museum to peruse weaponry and military artifacts from the 15th through 18th centuries. You can pick up an audio guide at the entrance for full information on each collection, as well as the history of the grounds. Use our Dresden trip planner to arrange your visit to The Dresden Zwinger and other attractions in Dresden.
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  • ....., just like the Frauenkirche! A beautifully restored baroque complex. In fine weather, stroll up the tour and through the garden, letting the atmosphere affect you, ....... great! Wouldn't it be this ugly multivision dome, where you'll be informed about a wedding in the 17th century. Wouldn't it have been possible to find another place for the ugly plastic hemisphere! So it disturbs the baroque atmosphere very much. Too bad, without the part the kennel would have earned 5 points. By the way, if you want to educate yourself culturally, you will find various exhibitions in the buildings.
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  • You can enter the area without a ticket, but you must buy a ticket inside the building. A nice walk from the train station. The area is also surrounded by a small park path so the building can also be...  more »
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  • The palace was amazing. Would have liked to see more of the palace and less porcelain. Staff were not able to describe the different visits in English. We took the full three tours which in retrospect I would have rather spent the time on the actual palace.
  • It's just stunning place. Really, i would spend there days, it's a shame that i had only few hours. Gorgeous architecture, so much beautiful small details. And you can buy a drink inside. What's make your walk more pleasant.
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