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Zwinger, Dresden

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Explore one of eastern Germany's most impressive examples of Rococo architecture at 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 Zwinger and other attractions in Dresden.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Anything you can not visit, but not seen in the Dresden Zwinger is a crime! It is beautiful both inside and out
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  • August 18, 2017
    Zwinger Palace with garden meets you. A combination of history and art can be this organized. If you went to Dresden, you should definitely stop by. Observe that sit in the yard
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  • August 18, 2017
    Zwinger is a beautiful monument. We have enjoyed the porcelain collection. Everything should be photographed. I have no pictures added, you should if you're here definitely go check it out. Above is a restaurant where you can buy delicious cake with coffee or tea.
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  • The Zwinger is a palace built in elegant Rococo style and served as an exhibition and festival arena in the past. The surrounding parks with their fountains, stairs and statues are beautiful. It's a perfect spot to relax in the summer and to take unforgettable pictures.
  • The effort of restoring and upkeep of this landmark look intense and there are doing a great job of it.
  • The palace and garden are nice, if you are interested in museum, there are 3 nice museums inside the palace.
  • Even in winter, this beautiful building with 3 amazing collections (porcelain, scientific instruments and old masters painting) is great value and worth the trip. The combined ticket was only €10 or so, great value. Well worth at least half a day.
  • i didn't go on the inside, but I can tell you that just going through the garden was a fun experience. It's all so old and cool. There weren't that many plants, but I still enjoyed it. There's also this lovely pond all around the thing. I loved it. It's so unusual to see one of those in the middle of a city like this.

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The Old City, or Altstadt district, is the city's historical center. You'll find a wide selection of accommodations around the major tourist sites. For an area that stays active both day and night, consider lodging in Aussere Neustadt, located northeast of the Old City. The Hellerau District has an urban and hip vibe, thanks to the fashionable young locals who populate the area. Boutique hotels contribute to the area's chic feel.
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