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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. Put Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dresden vacation builder.
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  • Already in the 12th century there was a you small castle. In 1485, became the permanent residence of the rulers of Saxony, and was rebuilt in the Renaissance building. In 1701, partially burned down. Rebuilt by Augustus II the strong. Destroyed during air raids 13-14.02.1945, Rebuilt until 2004 when it was made available to the public. Faithfully re-created. Be sure to visit the Vault (additional charge. Collection in the Armory and the section on Turkish weapons
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  • Residenz is less well known than Castle, Zwinger, but no less vary. The main attraction to the vault, historische Grüne Gewelbe, which buys a ticket for a separate fee you can visit another part of the treasures, Turkish (necessarily) and Armory. All together pretty expensive, ok. 40 euros, but worth the price.
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  • We were there on a rainy day on Sunday, and unfortunately only at 15: 00. The admission price of 21 Euro apiece including historic green Vault (a must) is already without, but we have not regretted the 42 euros. We have submitted our jackets and the basic necessities, packed lockers bzw.in. Then we went to the Green vault, where through a lock and comes to the audio guide. You are asked which language you would like to have him. We (North German) and opted for sächisch and not regretted it - on the contrary! The exhibition runs through several rooms and the audio guide tells something about one. Displays more than 2500 masterpieces of the jeweler - and Goldsmith's art and Kostbakeiten of amber, ivory, precious stone and elaborate bronze statuettes. Particularly impressive the jewels... Numerous major works of the collection, including the unique Court of the large module Aureng-Zeb, the magnificent Hat holding the green diamond or the famous cherry stone with 185 faces appear in the new green vault, however, ten rooms. Here it is only a pity that Cherrystones (there are three other featured) unfortunately are housed in a part of the Bay without striking note for example, so many visitors, that is what we have observed, just off pass. All visitors should take some time and explore the individual exhibits, it is in the collection of the pieces of the craft (here much also is on the inside of the exhibit) as also in the Armory. You can discover many details. You must also work it alone let, also great the Turkish Chamber - and likes attract the "museum guards" and ask questions that are grateful about ;-) Bottom line: If the junior the next time come to Dresden, we are here again!
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