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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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  • Amazing historical place in Dresden Old Town. We enjoyed every minute of staying there. The day ticket for 12€ includes all the museums as the art gallery, porcelain and physical-mathematical museum with some elements of astrology. Maybe there were more bug these 3 were enough for the full day. The rocker is needed only to enter the museum castle. If you want to go for a walk in the inner garden or the park, there is no entrance fee needed.
  • Beautiful palace. It is housing three huge museums: porcelain, paintings/art, and technology. With one ticket you get access to all of them. Make sure you allocate enough time. The museums are reasonably big, so I would say 3-5h should suffice.
  • Gorgeous and Magnificent. When I went it was under renovation, yet the place had so much glamour and beauty. Would definitely visit again.
  • What a place! Wonderful piece of art/architecture. Definitely must visit when in Dresden in spring/summer!
  • It must be beautiful in the spring and summer! I wouldn't say it's a great place to visit in the winter time though, due to not water being in the fountains and construction occurring (making photography a bit more difficult). Beautiful place overall though!
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