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Am Theaterplatz | Am Theaterplatz, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

We reached this historic city of Saxons, famous for being the industrial hub during 18th century and center of politics and culture long before Berlin. The car left us in the theatre square (Theaterplatz) on the bank of the river Elbe in front of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tharpo
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

The amazing square in front the holy trinity church, opera house hold a great historical architectural features.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Theaterplatz, surrounded by magnificent historical buildings, all restored after the WWII, is a must see. Entering from the direction of Zwinger castle you will find yourself in an open space, dominated by the statue of the King John and the Semperoper at the river bank....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Very nice square with beautiful old buildings all around you. All of them beautiful restored after the war .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jo-schops
Reviewed 24 November 2018

The large square in front of the opera is a beautiful setting surrounded by historic buildings including the opera house. The square is surrounded by beautiful lamps and has a bronze equestrian statue of King John. Great for taking photos of the opera house or...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I entered the Theaterplatz through a gate from Zwinger. It was an impressive entrance with the statue of the Saxon King John dominating the square. The Opera House is such an imposing building and, as with many of the city's beautiful buildings, the post-war reconstruction...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

I think this are the winner as the best looking place in Dresden. Unfair for other places but one have to win. This is between Semper Opera, Castle and the cathedrals. One the southern side You have Zwinger and on the other side cafe with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Baross
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This area of Dresden is so interesting. Bombed during the war but rebuilt with same rocks. Beautiful open space with lots of interesting things to see.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank sosnm
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Stunning buildings all round and will entertain for a full day easily if you go into detail on everything

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The area is grand and somewhat bare, and probably designed to be viewed on horseback. It is enclosed by a wealth of unusual and significant buildings.

Date of experience: August 2018
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