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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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  • So, went there with my wife. The building looks great but it is only approx. 70 years old. The art is fine and prices are mid range.  more »
  • Very nice area just to walk around in, or sit and enjoy the atmosphere. It’s just 10 minutes walking distance from Frauenkirche.  more »
  • Amazing time since the place was all but empty. Only local tourists it seems made it due to Covid. Using, in July, European countries are jam packed w tourists, but now is THE PERFECT time to...  more »
  • Very nice well-kept clean park with a very nice impressive fountain with the very nice big fountain. Wonderful to linger. Super nice museum. Class porcelain exhibition. The exhibition with the historical measuring devices is also excellent. I really enjoyed the visit to the museum. Recommended.
  • I really liked this amazing place. The beautiful Baroque style architecture of the palace is impressive. The inner court of the palace is open for public for free. Inside the palace you can find a few great museums. To save money, you can buy a combined ticket for visiting the all three museums of the Zwinger. All these museums are very interesting and worth to visit.
  • One of the most incredible baroque buildings in Germany. The Zwinger is a historic buildings that is so seamlessly part of the fabric of the city that is almost impossible to imagine Dresden without it. It is a very popular tourist destination.
  • it's very huge and stunning museum with regularly exhibitions and a very beautiful garden. very close to the city center. there is also gift shop on the first floor and a cafe on the top floor.
  • Neoclassical, neorenaissance, baroque style building with gardens and museum. Whilst I did not attend the museum this time, we wandered the gardens and the structures on this cold winter day. There was a large exhibition dome set up in the centre. Again I did not visit it. The building is just beautiful and well worth the wander down and through. The opera house and palaces are close by, visit all 3 in an afternoon.

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