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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. Make Zwinger a part of your Dresden vacation plans using our Dresden family vacation planner.
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  • Dresden is famous for its museums and this is where almost everything is located inside. A day at Zwinger will give you an overview of all the things to see in Dresden including the beautiful garden.  more »
  • This is a baroque jewel that was spared by a brutal war and its aftermath. It's sad to think that Dresden was filled with lots of impressive architectural marvels that we won't be able to enjoy. If yo...  more »
  • This palace was built in 1709 during the reign of Augustus the Strong. It is extremely ornate. Numerous museums are inside the palace. The Dresden porcelain collection is one of the largest in the wor...  more »
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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.