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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  • Another relatively recently rebuilt it. The Palace's great-looking from the outside contains several museums worth a visit. All wartyuwagi is the vault of the so-called Green Vault. The only thing left price unfortunately. The vault itself is 12E, laczony with other museums is already Section 21E
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  • The Green vault be visited separately and worth the trip. The other museums in the Royal Palace can be visited together and are very interesting and rich of many works.
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  • Dresden were quite short and not even planned to go to this place, but since Monday in virtually all other museums were closed, "had" to go. And very happy that it happened. Certainly, it is a place worthy of compulsory attendance. Vibrantly restored so far, Saxon Palace, residence of the elector offers to explore the collection of various historical focus. Two treasures-historic green vaults and new green vaults; collection of weapons, clothing, and other, other electors. Historic green vaults can be viewed separately, judging by the cashier have heard many of these and only limited, but this is the minimum. A separate entrance to the historic Green vaults worth 12 euros entry on time because we must pass through the shljuzevye doors-the organizers tried to save a view of the exposition in its original form, as it once was created by Augustus the strong, the majority of exhibits placed just on consoles without cabinets. Luxury articles made of amber, ivory, shells, ostrich eggs, silver ... Armorial Hall, and a treasure trove with gems and arms. The entrance to the Historical green vaults without bags-rented a locker or wardrobe (located on the same floor close). An audio guide is included in the ticket price-very informative, succinct presentation of the material. The rest of the exposition, located on 4 floors no less interesting. The acquisition of an integrated ticket-Historical green vaults and ...
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