Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Saxony  /  Dresden  /  Sightseeing  /  Zwinger

Zwinger, Dresden

4.8
#2 of 117 in Things to do in Dresden
Landmark Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Zwinger
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
3,258 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Beuatiful baroque architecture where you can find several museums : porcelain collection, a collection measuring instruments for time and distance that where used in the 17th century... Not very inter...  more »
  • It was one beautiful day with beautiful wetter and together with my lovely family. What could I wont more? Zwinger is a palace built in Baroque style with orangery and exhibition gallery. I can recomd...  more »
  • Amazing fountains beautiful buildings and very big place to relax sit and just do nothing. I loved sitting in fountains and putting my feet in water . It was so relaxing .  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Dresden

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Dresden

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Dresden by other users

3 days in Dresden BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Germany, Paris & Prague BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Germany BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dresden BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dresden BY A USER FROM GREECE September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 39 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Dresden & Munich BY A USER FROM GEORGIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Dresden BY A USER FROM GREECE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Austria & Germany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans