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Zwinger

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Neighbourhood: Innere Altstadt
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Address: Theaterplatz 1 | Ostra-Allee, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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There you can travel back to the times of greatness of Saxony. The Palace is impressive both outside and inside. What is more, the place is also very close to Polish history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There you can travel back to the times of greatness of Saxony. The Palace is impressive both outside and inside. What is more, the place is also very close to Polish history (August II...).

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place! It captures the essence of the glory years of Dresden and Augustus the Strong.The site itself is spectacular, even before you visit the porcelain, scientific instruments and art galleries. And look out for the chiming clock too!

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

swinger has been renovated with care using stones in rubble piles for many years. It is a huge complex with various spots to relax and enjoy. It has several museums in it. Don't miss the fountains behind the cafe. In fact the cafe may have the best wine in Dresden.

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Thank Tom2951
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge gallery where you will spend couple of hours. Religious paintings written by german artists like Cranach, Dürer, Van Cleve etc...Even as not an expert I have enjoyed it there.

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Thank Očir Č
east coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time I was in Dresden, in the early 90', this museum, nor the city, itself, was not in the lovely condition it is now. The beautiful grounds and the numerous statues outside make it worthwhile and a visit inside is the icing on the cake. I would say that it is a must see when visiting Dresden.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The collections are excellant particularly the Porcelaine both Meissen and Chinese/Japanese. I recommend have plenty of time and buying a seasonal ticket and returning over and over.

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Bolton
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109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We walked all around the Zwinger, in the gardens & on the walls. We got tickets for the art gallery, porcelian museum & mathematical museum. It was very interesting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Almost 75 years ago, Dresden was leveled by Allied phosphorus bombs, and they have been rebuilding ever since. I was surprised to see buildings still being reconstructed. Zwinger is an impressive rococo reconstruction of the original that was bombed out.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It is definitely worth strolling the grounds, taking in all of the structures, imagining oneself here in time gone by ... if you can block out all the tourists ;) . There was an International Chinese porcelain showcase for an entrance fee; this wasn't for us though, that was easy to skip. The building facades were so descript, we were... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place but really nothing special. About 30 minutes are enough for visiting. There are some public parking near by.

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