Japanisches Palais
Japanisches Palais
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Robin Drinkall - Europe
Frederiksberg, Denmark489 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
It was closed. The building itself is grand and overlooks the Elbe towards the Zwinger and the old part of the city. It was originally called the Holland Palace but was renamed the Japanese Palace. It became home to the Royal Porcelain collection as well as the Saxon State library and the Book Museum from 1935 onwards. Today it looks empty and lost as it stands alone like a proud retired Samurai.
Written 13 May 2022
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
The Japanese Palace is a large palace that has curved roofs that may resemble Japanese architecture to some, but really has Baroque architecture. The building was started in 1714 and enlarged between 1723 and 1733. Among the architects who worked on it were M.D. Poppelman, J.C. Knoffel, Z. Longuelune and J. de Bolt.

It has two museums now, one is the State Museum of Prehistory and the other is the Ethnological Museum.
Written 21 August 2012
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,351 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A large attractive building from the outside and in need of a purpose. Had housed several museums in the past and traveling exhibits but they no longer are here. It has a small cafe, and a lot of vacant unused space. The grounds are nicely maintained and you can't beat the location right on the Elbe. It has wonderful views of the "old town" skyline. A shame it is not put to better use.
Written 21 December 2019
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WonderingStarlet
Northern Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Museum no longer displays the exhibits advertised on the website. Those interested in architecture have plenty to look at - although despite the name the Palace is definately European in concept and design!
Currently the emphasis is on Eco issues with the question of how we use of resources to built peace on the Earth rather than squander them by making war. There is much produced by young people and there is the definate feel that this building is somewhere that welcomes the young and seeks to influence them in how they shape their future.
The Cafe carries this theme forward with food and drinks sourced locally - with the exception of Coffee. The central quad has a garden growing plants that can be consumed - the aim being to educate us on the possibilities around us. Seating and cushions on the steps make this a tranquil place to stop for refreshments on a sunny day.
I hope the quad is left open to the sky as some proposals have envisaged putting a roof over it. I could not see that there was a problem with space in the building and felt that the unique charm could be lost if the central quad lost its direct connection with the open sky!
An interesting way to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist attractions.
Not for everyone, but well worth the finding for those who appreciate the quirky and want to think.
Written 21 August 2019
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AncalimeB
Heredia, Costa Rica19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013
The exhibitions are nice an interesting, but paying 3 euros to see just an small room with the tapestries and then another 6 euros to see another very small collection? Is not worthy. We made sure that there were no other rooms available. With that money, I'll rather go to the Zwinger (also in Dresden). Very disappointing museum. Only go there if you have absolutely nothing else to do in Dresden.
Written 26 September 2013
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Jana46
Prague, Czech Republic461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
At the first place I wanted to visit this Palace because it was bought bz August the Strong for his porcelain collection. It is a piece of architecture from hs time. First we went to seen the part where is the etnographical museum and saw beautiful carpets, tapestries from the Middle East such as“Suzani” – large silk embroidered fabrics from Central Asia, so-called Turkish Towels from the Ottoman Empire, knotted carpets from Eastern Anatolia and sequinned embroideries, a printed cotton fabric and fine wool embroideries from Persia.Both of us most admired The Dresden Damascus Room - reception room from a luxurious home in Damascus was used for welcoming guests. The richly decorated wall and ceiling panels are worked in the style known as Turkish Rococo. In the other part is the State Museum for Pre-History, where we saw two intersting exhibitions - Fossil Art and the second was about the Life of Wolfs.
Written 12 August 2013
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SilverOrlov
Bedford, Canada2,137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I decided that I could allow the rating of my review on the events to influence on castle rating, because these events take place on its territory and its appearance and the green zone nearby create a certain atmosphere and atmosphere of these events.
This is in a certain way a pretty good green recreation area where various events take place from time to time. Sometimes it is yoga, sometimes literary evenings, sometimes concerts of different musical groups. Events are free and attract a lot of people. Really a lot (see the review photo). Next to the area there are tables and small eateries. And on the hill nearby is a small bar. When we were there with my wife, a very good bartender worked there.
Written 31 August 2019
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Brian P
Manama, Bahrain591 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Wandered in not knowing what it was, walked through and left non the wiser.

No information in English, some random 'art' exhibit (dead trees).

Centre court, which could be a fantastic space was used as a cafe. Pink deckchairs and pilate bslls strewn about.

Some nice exposed brickwork in areas which was nice to see as normally these buildings are pristine.

Written 17 August 2019
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Rockmantic
Frankfurt, Germany404 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
It seems like this building could be better utilised, instead it's like they're throwing some random temporary exhibitions in.
The garden is nice, especially the view over the Old Town.
Written 10 March 2016
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B T
London, UK1,174 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015
Was conned into paying 3 euros to go into a special exhibition on dinosaurs which I have no interest in. The free part was a collection of photos of Venice in World War I. I just didn't understand the point- if I wanted to know about Venice I would have gone to Venice!! Why didn't they do a series of photos of Dresden in the second world war?
Written 26 September 2015
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