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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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  • All of the old city is fascinating and sobering but this was my favourite site - partly as it is spectacular; partly as its still being rebuilt so the fairly recent horror is evident and sobering... 
    All of the old city is fascinating and sobering but this was my favourite site - partly as it is spectacular; partly as its still being rebuilt so the fairly recent horror is evident and sobering...  more »
  • A lovely place to visit, not just here but Dresden in general. There are plenty of artworks to enjoy but not too big that it is overwhelming. 
    A lovely place to visit, not just here but Dresden in general. There are plenty of artworks to enjoy but not too big that it is overwhelming.  more »
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  • I think Dresden is one of the most beautiful towns of Germany. I had visited the town back in 2003 and l saw even more beautiful and well maintained facades and streets in 2021. It is definitely worth visiting.
  • A perfect place to visit during your time in Dresden. I went in spring and it was beautiful. It has many spots for photos and it is very nice to walk all around the gardens and the palace.

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