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Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), Dresden
(4.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
A museum complex that holds some of Dresden's most valuable artwork, Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) is also an art library with more than 260,000 volumes on art history. The massive complex is an all-day affair that includes both the palace and the Green Vault. The palace was the home of the electors and the kings of Saxony for almost half a millennium, and their history is laced through the many rooms and exhibits. The Gallery of the Electors and the Hausmannsturm are in the castle's largest tower. View the collection of prints, drawings, and photographs on display, as well as the Dresden State Art Collection. The armory has an impressive selection of historical weaponry, including a Turkish chamber with mother-of-pearl inlay artifacts. Tickets are sold separately for the two tours, but you can purchase a combined ticket for a small discount. Put Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dresden vacation builder.
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  • Expensive: If worth: as if camera after camera silver, ivory, gems, etc. Etc... At the end they get overwhelmed by the abundance of (literally) all... The last room is for me the most beautiful, the room's small bronzes. Beautiful sculptures by Juan de Boloña... I recommend it and enjoy the excess and sometimes up to beauty
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  • It is really nice to look at and get very interesting, what here to hear. Who is interested in a little bit on the history of Dresden, will get his money.
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  • Worth a visit in the lavishly renovated Castle. The collections are very informative and well presented. The new green Vault (not to be confused with the historical green Vault!) contains a "collection of treasures" by August. What is there to miniatures made of ivory, wood, gold, silver and enamel together is mind blowing! Here a few hours worth.
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