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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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  • I love the Zwinger! It is my Happy place! On a nice sunny day, take a book and sit and read or watch people going around! The fountains are lovely and there are the museums to visit if you get.....  more
    I love the Zwinger! It is my Happy place! On a nice sunny day, take a book and sit and read or watch people going around! The fountains are lovely and there are the museums to visit if you get.....  more »
  • Absolutely awesome. Actually, it was overwhelming. I wish the buildings were little cleaner. I’m sure there is a way to clean up statues and buildings without destroying the historical value. There... 
    Absolutely awesome. Actually, it was overwhelming. I wish the buildings were little cleaner. I’m sure there is a way to clean up statues and buildings without destroying the historical value. There...  more »
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  • The Zwinger complex is incomprehensible until you’ve visited! You have no idea how grand it is until you’re there. We visited the grounds and the Old Masters Picture Gallery. Even though the grounds are getting worked on, the architecture is impressive enough to appreciate its grandeur. We really enjoyed the gallery as well.
  • Incredible place! Sadly we were here during renovations, so we didn't get to see it in it's full glory, but it's super cool even under construction.

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