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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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  • All class! Not only from the outside. You should not miss exhibitions. Should you miss under no circumstances at the trip to Dresden. Was one of my highlights. In the summer in good weather a beautiful on - and views from above the courtyard.
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  • In winter time when bald but must in spring/summer a beautiful park-like garden. Tight. Free access.
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  • When you consider that the Kennel represents only the entrance area of the new city Palace, one can guess how big it should be actually.
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  • Another impressive building in Dresden! It is a huge place and the architecture is really nice. There were plenty of people from all over the world in here. The smell of the water was quite strong so only 4 stars but as you walk through this building you can go into another area with more impressive buildings.
  • Breathtaking walk across the parking and gardens. Part of it is scaffolded-up but you can still have a great time.
  • Very beautiful place in the heart of Dresden. Definitely worth to be visited. Located at the place of old fortress of Dresden. With one ticket you could visit 3 galleries. Very nice to walk around as well as to go upstairs at the roof top.
  • A spectacular palace built for having parties / what can be better than that / talk about the ultimate “beach house”. Breathe-taking in every way ... allow some time to get around and soak it up. Grandeur on a different scale
  • Marvelous and huge palace, a part of old fortress of Dresden. Being preserved in very good condition. Located right at the center of the city and public transportation right close by. It's free to walk on the terrace around the castle, but the museum needs tickets to enter. Not very crowded tourist area.
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