Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), Dresden

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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. See Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and all Dresden has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dresden trip itinerary website.
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  • Is there anything not to like about a palace? Illustrious and jaw dropping. Interesting that something so large was built for one or two persons or a small family. Over 800 years of history here...  more »
  • First of all, this place is HUGE. I spent over an hour just in the first two rooms checking out the jewelry and artifacts. I especially loved all the big horse replicas showing the typical armour...  more »
  • We were amazed by one of the best collections of treasure, armours, clothing of the period that we have ever seen. As an old Brit I again said sorry in my heart when we saw the still unrestored parts....  more »

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