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The Dresden Zwinger, Dresden

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Explore one of eastern Germany's most impressive examples of Rococo architecture at The Dresden 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 The Dresden Zwinger and other attractions in Dresden.
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  • The well structured city with a great balance between modern and historical architecture mesmerized me. It has been home to many Saxon Kings and Prince's . The town has beautiful and huge palaces and....  more »
  • Once known as the "Florence of the North" Dresden was firebombed at the end of WW II. Photographs show acres of rubble. Apparently this mission was targeting Prague, but due to a navigation error...  more »
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  • Very nice well-kept clean park with a very nice impressive fountain with the very nice big fountain. Wonderful to linger. Super nice museum. Class porcelain exhibition. The exhibition with the historical measuring devices is also excellent. I really enjoyed the visit to the museum. Recommended.
  • I really liked this amazing place. The beautiful Baroque style architecture of the palace is impressive. The inner court of the palace is open for public for free. Inside the palace you can find a few great museums. To save money, you can buy a combined ticket for visiting the all three museums of the Zwinger. All these museums are very interesting and worth to visit.
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