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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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  • This place shows good pieces of the Baroque architecture. Lots of people visited the day I went, but overall the experience was great. Nice cafe too.  more »
  • The Zwinger is one of Dresden’s best example of Baroque architecture. Originally designed as an orangery and a setting for court festivities, nowadays it accommodates internationally renowned...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Neoclassical, neorenaissance, baroque style building with gardens and museum. Whilst I did not attend the museum this time, we wandered the gardens and the structures on this cold winter day. There was a large exhibition dome set up in the centre. Again I did not visit it. The building is just beautiful and well worth the wander down and through. The opera house and palaces are close by, visit all 3 in an afternoon.
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