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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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  • Absolutely awesome. Actually, it was overwhelming. I wish the buildings were little cleaner. I’m sure there is a way to clean up statues and buildings without destroying the historical value. There... 
    Absolutely awesome. Actually, it was overwhelming. I wish the buildings were little cleaner. I’m sure there is a way to clean up statues and buildings without destroying the historical value. There...  more »
  • The best attraction in all Dresden. This is 3 museums combined in one place. The porcelain, math and science, and the art gallery. Going over renovation works but still a marvel 
    The best attraction in all Dresden. This is 3 museums combined in one place. The porcelain, math and science, and the art gallery. Going over renovation works but still a marvel  more »
  • The palace is very beautiful, however, the garden is a construction site right now. As we arrived early in the day, it took us a while to find the stairs to the terrace (some entries are within cafe.....  more
    The palace is very beautiful, however, the garden is a construction site right now. As we arrived early in the day, it took us a while to find the stairs to the terrace (some entries are within cafe.....  more »
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  • Beautiful place with so much history. Visited the places whilst on a trip to Dresden and it’s so beautiful with a lot of history dating back to Augustus the strong. I recommend a visit whenever in Dresden. I had a tour guide who said a lot about the history who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  • I think Dresden is one of the most beautiful towns of Germany. I had visited the town back in 2003 and l saw even more beautiful and well maintained facades and streets in 2021. It is definitely worth visiting.
  • The whole interior is currently renovated, thus a star down. Overall impressive palace, will surely look amazing when the works will be done. Comparison to Versailles is not an exaggeration, it's Saxony's crowning jewel.
  • A perfect place to visit during your time in Dresden. I went in spring and it was beautiful. It has many spots for photos and it is very nice to walk all around the gardens and the palace.
  • Each time I come to Dresden I am amazed by how much has been accomplished. They are still working on these building. The area is beautiful and you need to walk along the walkway that circles the structure - great views.

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